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saso
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Re: Navigation Cube

Postby saso » Wed May 31, 2017 2:38 pm

Please don't misunderstand me, I am not trying to fight you or this design, I just expressed my concerns based on how I understand copyrights (but I am talking about copyrights not patents or trade marks that are a different thing). If it is not an issue, if other think that it is not an issue, I am totally ok with it.
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Re: Navigation Cube

Postby nyholku » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:17 am

Ok, well I don't think the cube as such could be subject to copyright. The code yes, but the code is 100% original so that is not an issue. The "art work" i.e. graphics could in theory be subject to copyright but I'm very doubtful they are because they are so generic. Just round cornered rectangles with text on the them.
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Re: Navigation Cube

Postby nyholku » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:30 am

Hi

just pushed my latest changes from 2-3 months back.

I could not compile it cause my environment has gone sour.
Gee I hate the C/C++ code chain. You go away for a few weeks
to do something else and it rots under you. System installed
shared libraries would be banned by law if I had my way!

Anyway, enough of that rant.

So, the code is as it was when I left it, which IIRC was pretty
decent and had many bug and functionality fixes.

Like I said earlierI will not be able to come back to this
before the summer is over so I leave it to the project or
any enterprising individual to continue this in my absence.

But I intend to come back so I'm not abandoning this.

Meanwhile any feedback is welcome.

The code is here:

https://github.com/nyholku/FreeCAD/tree/navicube

I screwed up the commit (first time trying to use the Eclipse
commit view thingy, not sure I like it) there are two files
that should not have been committed which contain
white space changes and should not be part of the commit.

Only these files should have been commited:

View3DInventorViewer.h
View3DInventorViewer.cpp
NaviCube.h
NaviCube.cpp

BTW is there (do I have) a CR/LF issue cause github diff is showing as the
complete View3DPy.cpp as changed?

wbr Kusti
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Re: Navigation Cube

Postby Kunda1 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:28 am

Opened a ticket (issue #3364) to track Navicube
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Re: Navigation Cube

Postby fc_tofu » Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:37 pm

nyholku wrote:
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:38 am
Hi,
...
Any thoughts on this?
I'm encountering unclear-text-display-on-cube problem on Win10x64 machine, please see below post.
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https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=42764
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Re: Navigation Cube

Postby openBrain » Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:52 pm

fc_tofu wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:37 pm
I'm encountering unclear-text-display-on-cube problem on Win10x64 machine, please see below post.
Is Helvetica font installed on your computer ?
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Re: Navigation Cube

Postby fc_tofu » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:02 am

openBrain wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:52 pm
fc_tofu wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:37 pm
I'm encountering unclear-text-display-on-cube problem on Win10x64 machine, please see below post.
Is Helvetica font installed on your computer ?
Thanks to your info, I got Helvetica font and used on Navigation Cube.
But effect improvement is limited.
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Seems that font is not the key factor.

Off topic, Adobe one tells in their official website:
by Dov Isaacs | Adobe Employee

To directly respond to your question, there is no “free” version of Helvetica bundled with Windows and the version of Helvetica bundled with MacOS is a .dfont variant of TrueType Helvetica that may problematic for publishing use.

Otherwise, Helvetica is a trademarked, commercial font. It is not “free” and anyone offering you a “free” copy or version of Helvetica is doing so outside the law.

Adobe does not bundle any version of Helvetica with any applications. Nor is it available via TypeKit.

You can license Helvetica, Helvetica Neue, etc. from commercial font vendors including Adobe, Monotype, etc.

If your needs are not exact and you are on a strict budget, Arial may do. Arial is bundled with both Windows and MacOS.
https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign ... -p/6887530

For users' convinience, I suggest Navigation Cube use a opensource font (to replace Helvetica) embeded or included in FreeCAD package, just like OSI font in TechDraw. Opensource font candidate can be Dejavu, Noto Sans, and a lot more.

https://superdevresources.com/open-sans-alternatives/
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Re: Navigation Cube

Postby OficineRobotica » Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:58 am

Just my 2 cents.

Can I say that I much prefer the original design of the navigation cube? The transparency in the latest one makes for a fuzzy display and bad readability. No matter the font. But that might be personal preferences.
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Re: Navigation Cube

Postby openBrain » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:11 am

FYI, @UR_ is introducing a PR that will help increase NaviCube readability once merged. ;)