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LuxRender new icons project

Postby patro » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:24 am

hi all, i'm going to redesign the icons for all luxrender files type.
OS are getting very simple nowadays, i think it is good to follow the trend.
personally i liked those icons on win.. alpha/stealth .. but i was surprised how worse they looked on mac OSX
since i have a mac and a win i can check now before to make a release.

personally i think to make a snow and a stealth version. not sure about alpha. i want them to be clean.
i will keep the image based concept for the big dimensioned icons from 512 down to 64, lower resolution will have the big letter like now.
i will keep the glow nuance as now, for sure i will lessen the radius.

about the lux label if it is readable or not, i don't give it much importance.. the color is everything, personally i can still read LuxRender on an icon that is 64X64. but a lover resolution will only get the F for the flm file or the O for the lxo.

well.. any idea? suggestions? you're welcome.

as always, this is just my hobby, my personal contribution to LuxRender, no one asked me to do it. they will be free to use, and all the old icons will be available anyway too.

this are just a test for the snow/stealth image based big sized icons.

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FLM snow
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FLM stealth
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LXS stealth
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LXS snow
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Re: LuxRender new icons project

Postby dukejib » Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:36 am

FLM stealth is good looking.
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Re: LuxRender new icons project

Postby cwichura » Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:06 pm

I applaud the effort to create icons for the Lux file types, but at normal icon resolutions, the text will be an unreadable mess. This will only work when people have mega-large icon mode selected.
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Re: LuxRender new icons project

Postby patro » Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:18 pm

cwichura wrote:I applaud the effort to create icons for the Lux file types, but at normal icon resolutions, the text will be an unreadable mess. This will only work when people have mega-large icon mode selected.

for text i meant this:
Image
Image
without logo, without label, or everything else.. and at 16X16 they are still readable on a monitor of 15".
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Re: LuxRender new icons project

Postby Piita » Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:56 pm

New icons would be great. An icon with a neon glow would really stand out on my desktop :)
I like the ones that have a fainter glow.
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Re: LuxRender new icons project

Postby patro » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:07 am

wip.. what do you think?
i'm still working on the icon on my free time..
talking with Jensverwiebe about how the icons should look.. they should be product image based
the logo should be there big and always.. this means also the FLM and LXS that has a light bulb as image.
your opinion is welcome.
here are some of them i'm currently playing on. most of them are for the lxm file extension.. slightly difference.
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the luxrender lable.. will be visible until the 64X64 size.. lower resolution will not have it.
the 24x24 or 16X16 will have just the letter
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Re: LuxRender new icons project

Postby zsolnai » Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:07 am

Even though I don't have the slightest idea what it depicts, this is the logo I like best. This has its very own character. The lightbulb I find too obvious and I bet there's a bunch of things out there with the very same logo (or at least close enough to for ours to be confused with them).
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Re: LuxRender new icons project

Postby patro » Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:33 am

should be light particles :?: .. photons :?:
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Re: LuxRender new icons project

Postby zsolnai » Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:10 am

Could be! :) Thanks for your work again and I'd vote for that one. :)
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