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Icon for projected proportional editing

Authored by Ellwood Zwovic (gandalf3) on Sep 4 2014, 5:35 AM.


Julian Eisel (Severin)
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User Interface

Projected proportional editing has no icon of it's own, making it impossible to tell at a glance whether one is in normal proportional editing mode or projected mode.

This adds a separate icon so that projected proportional editing is distinguishable from regular proportional editing.

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Ellwood Zwovic (gandalf3) retitled this revision from to Icon for projected proportional editing.
Ellwood Zwovic (gandalf3) updated this object.

I think a different kind of circle - while you can tell at a glance, isn't really so helpful in conveying 2D in any useful way.

Its a weak connection, but could use 2D axis on lower left, eg:

(suggestion for the Enabled icon in this example to be used for 2D projection).

Possibly some kind of grid overlay could work too.

Other suggestions welcome.

@Campbell Barton (campbellbarton)

I think spheres for 'connected' and 'enable', and a flat circle for '2d projected' could be a decent solution for now, but am I wrong in thinking there's a chance it'll be for nothing? As I see it, there's concensus among at least a few of the UI team members that the current setup could be imnproved upon, with one solution being proposed by @Paweł Łyczkowski (plyczkowski) here:

I've got some time in the following weeks, so if we can agree on an elegant solution I'll get familiar with icon making (if I understand correctly, only Inkscape exports the svg correctly, so Illustrator won't work?)

If this isn't the right location to discuss this, I apologise! Let me know and I'll move it elsewhere.

Wow, that looks like a pretty good idea! :)

IMO using the same icon for different settings is something to be avoided, otherwise it won't be possible to distinguish the settings by glancing at the (icon only) button. (wasn't exactly sure if the "two spheres" you mentioned would be identical or not)

Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) requested changes to this revision.Feb 2 2015, 3:13 PM

Would like to see an icon that has some characteristic showing 2d (without explicit text).

This revision now requires changes to proceed.Feb 2 2015, 3:13 PM