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Re: COIL iconTheme

Postby triplus » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:49 pm

1D_Inc wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:26 pm
FreeCAD is not looking like software for any kind of mechanical/architectural engineering while it have Dolly (1996!) meme sign for cloning.
To our defense previous one dated back to 1977.

P.S. And the interesting thing is we got complaints, that we choose the wrong one. To represent a clone.
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Re: COIL iconTheme

Postby 1D_Inc » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:55 pm

triplus wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:49 pm
1D_Inc wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:26 pm
FreeCAD is not looking like software for any kind of mechanical/architectural engineering while it have Dolly (1996!) meme sign for cloning.
To our defense previous one dated back to 1977.

P.S. And the interesting thing is we got complaints, that we choose the wrong one. To represent a clone.
:D
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Re: COIL iconTheme

Postby Kunda1 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:27 am

I think you have very good feedback and you've put a lot of effort to backup your words. I respect that.
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Re: COIL iconTheme

Postby 1D_Inc » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:46 pm

Good news, everyone!
We succesfully made next step - now we have image-based SVG file slicer, names and sizes of icons are set by images, so we have ability to slice full icon pack with proper names in a couples of secs.

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kidding around with color and thickness

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Problem with transforms is left, it have pretty much tough math, so we made an option that moves all object with transforms to special layer, so they can be proceed manually. Pretty much working solution.
300 objects found - basically, it is something about "press J button 300 times".
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Re: COIL iconTheme

Postby 1D_Inc » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:33 pm

It seems, dark theme is not dark enough , it is more like "grey theme", so it conflicts with middle of color palette, making scheme not enough contrast.
It will cause problems with red, for example.
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So red will be forced to be more orange and brighter
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Here is default #FF0000 red, and it just struck eyes out.
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It is also not entirely clear whether the base color should be light or dark with such a background.
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Also, some mono
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Re: COIL iconTheme

Postby 1D_Inc » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:12 pm

Transforms purged manually, so entire pack exports well.
Full pack:
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Re: COIL iconTheme

Postby 1D_Inc » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:59 pm

Here is RED test.
Top is masked with background's grey, bottom is unmasked.
Picture shows behaviour of entire red colors palette on a grey background.
Hue values = 350, 0, 10, 20/30
Almost every top right corner red, except yellow, knocking out and distracting, because high saturation multiplied with hue gives too much contrast.
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Re: COIL iconTheme

Postby efyx » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:10 pm

1D_Inc wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:59 pm
Hard to comment, but looks like you know what you are doing. Very good. Fingers crossed.
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Re: COIL iconTheme

Postby 1D_Inc » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:13 pm

efyx wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:10 pm
1D_Inc wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:59 pm
Hard to comment, but looks like you know what you are doing. Very good. Fingers crossed.
:D
Well, this picture shows that there are no sturated red colors, that don't strike eye on freecad's dark theme's grey background.
Basically, it is uncomfortable to look at this crosses on my monitor (in fullscreen)
So, those red/orange colors cannot be used in icons with such grey background:


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Re: COIL iconTheme

Postby 1D_Inc » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:02 pm

Such a nice icon design solution)
But even they don't have single width and full monochrome.

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