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Re: COIL iconTheme

Post by 1D_Inc » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:08 pm

Such a subtile design update!
There is something to learn about subtle matter)

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- Now I switch between Dark and Light theme ...
- Wow, wow, take it easy, make this magic with no hidden sudden movements!

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Re: COIL iconTheme

Post by yorik » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:51 pm

Indeed looks like a very trivial change, but there is really a different feel to it..
Now I want a blueish dark theme like that for my desktop :)

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Re: COIL iconTheme

Post by 1D_Inc » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:15 pm

yorik wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:51 pm
Indeed looks like a very trivial change, but there is really a different feel to it..
Now I want a blueish dark theme like that for my desktop :)
They already made dark darker and light lighter. Maybe they also read this thread?

Blue dark is darker, than monochrome one, so this change is a nice solution for drafting, because of higher contrast,
but not good, for example, for typhography fullcolor printing setup, as far as it influences colors.

I still in doubt about COIL possibilities, it is an extremely experimental concept,
but we will get a greater degree of freedom to explore after its release.

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Re: COIL iconTheme

Post by triplus » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:10 pm

I took a quick look and AutoCAD 2020 icons on Light background still don't look as good as they could? As for dark background. I guess they just used a rather low effort solution to address this, by changing a background color of the application itself with a stylesheet. ;)

In FOSS world, likely related to the fact FOSS supported multicolor from the get-go, icon designers are a bit more experienced:

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Re: COIL iconTheme

Post by zohozer » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:26 pm

Thank you very much 1D_Inc. I really appreciate your work with FreeCAD and Blender.

Still I don't understand how I can use this icon sets on FreeCAD for Windows? I downloaded the latest FreeCAD 0.18 from Github but I can't find any option to change the icons? I do need a special build or something similar?

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Re: COIL iconTheme

Post by 1D_Inc » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:34 pm

zohozer wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:26 pm
Thank you very much 1D_Inc. I really appreciate your work with FreeCAD and Blender.

Still I don't understand how I can use this icon sets on FreeCAD for Windows? I downloaded the latest FreeCAD 0.18 from Github but I can't find any option to change the icons? I do need a special build or something similar?
It is just research at the moment. We didn't made icon set release yet, and there are some design problems.
They will be available as icon set for IconThemes addon.
https://github.com/triplus/IconThemes

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Re: COIL iconTheme

Post by zohozer » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:14 am

Thank you for reply. Good to know.

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Re: COIL iconTheme

Post by 1D_Inc » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:43 pm

We are fighting with Blender 2.8 hierarchy systems currently.
https://devtalk.blender.org/t/layers-maniphest/6578

Also, outlined Blender 2.8 icons adaptation
https://devtalk.blender.org/t/2-8-outli ... ation/6620

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Re: COIL iconTheme

Post by Gibbl » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:40 am

I think the design of your icon theme is just incredible. Very professional, clean, consistent. I like it.

But how is it supposed to be installed? I activated the IconThemes add-on in FreeCAD, and downloaded the Coil icon theme. And now?

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Re: COIL iconTheme

Post by 1D_Inc » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:30 pm

Thank you.
I placed svg icons in C:\Users\1D_Inc\AppData\Roaming\FreeCAD\Gui\Icons\COIL\
and it worked as COIL preset.

I also have X2, X3 and other folders there (it also took for me some time to figure out this scheme, but everything worked)
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