Icons needed: for power-user macro

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Icons needed: for power-user macro

Post by Kunda1 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:02 pm

The macro that @openBrain is working on: [Macro] Bit of help for super users
could use some icons to spiffy it up a bit. Anyone interested?

Edit: icons to replace the letter icons below. (Please follow the FreeCAD Artwork Guidelines. (Thanks for the reminder @vocx))

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Re: Icons needed:

Post by vocx » Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:13 pm

Kunda1 wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:02 pm
The macro that @openBrain is working on: [Macro] Bit of help for super users
could use some icons to spiffy it up a bit. Anyone interested?
You should clarify which icons you actually need. Otherwise it's not very clear what you want.

Also, see Artwork Guidelines.
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Re: Icons needed:

Post by Kunda1 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:19 pm

Thanks @vocx. I've updated OP.
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Re: Icons needed:

Post by openBrain » Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:26 pm

I think that as the macro is expected to be 'light' in the UI, icons on XPM format with limited size (maybe 16x16) could be cool. ;)
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Re: Icons needed:

Post by chrisb » Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:02 pm

It will be challenging to make icons which are clearer than the letters; after all, it's a power user tool.
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Re: Icons needed:

Post by Kunda1 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:40 pm

chrisb wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:02 pm
It will be challenging to make icons which are clearer than the letters; after all, it's a power user tool.
  • Python console could be some variation on the Python logo
  • Dependency Graph (which is an icon we do need (see dropdown menu Tools > Dependecy Graph)) could be some variation on the graphviz logo
  • Report View - Some sort of reporting icon (megaphone + sheet of paper fusion?)
  • Tree View - some sort of variation of a tree and menu dialog?
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Re: Icons needed: for power-user macro

Post by carlopav » Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:44 am

Since the statusbar have different style from the main interface (thinking about mouse icon), why not make these icons consistent with it rather than with toolbar icons?
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Re: Icons needed:

Post by bitacovir » Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:02 am

openBrain wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:26 pm
I think that as the macro is expected to be 'light' in the UI, icons on XPM format with limited size (maybe 16x16) could be cool. ;)
Hi. I don't know how to export a svg to XPM format. All I can do is SVG files with 16x16 size. But, no sure if these icons are better to letters.
I agree to use the pattern of mouse icon.
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Re: Icons needed:

Post by openBrain » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:35 am

bitacovir wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:02 am
Hi. I don't know how to export a svg to XPM format. All I can do is SVG files with 16x16 size. But, no sure if these icons are better to letters.
I agree to use the pattern of mouse icon.
Thanks. As it requires some significant changes in the code to integrate them, maybe it will take some time before I try it. ;)
Don't care too much about XPM, I'll do it as I integrate.
Anyway if you're curious, on Linux it's done with ImageMagick with :

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convert x.png x.xpm
On Windows I don't know. Maybe ImageMagick is ported. Online converters should exist too.
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Re: Icons needed: for power-user macro

Post by mario52 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:14 pm

hi
openBrain wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:35 am
On Windows I don't know.
with Gimp

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