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Icons and logos

Postby VilleK » Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:07 pm

Wish-list for improving the visual style of ZGameEditor.

Icons:
- Many ZGE components does not have custom icons. New icons will need to use a similar style and color scheme as the current set so they would look out of place.

Logo:
- Main logotype for ZGameEditor-tool. It should feature the text "ZGameEditor" or "ZGE", and work in different resolutions. Usage would include application icon, wiki-logo and forum-logo.

I'd be happy to accept contributions here as I lack any kind of graphic design skills myself :)

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Postby turshija » Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:22 pm

i found some free interesting icons on www.iconarchive.com that could be used in ZGE maybe :)
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Postby myraneal » Thu May 15, 2008 10:41 am

I decided to give this a shot :) I'm making icons mostly in 3d, and then playing with them in Photoshop to finalize them.
Attached to this post are two icons I made just a while ago, one for PlaySound component and one for AudioMixer.
Ville, would it be possible to create a full icon set that doesn't match the current look&feel but will completely replace it instead? Not that I have anything against the icons right now, just a thought.
Let me know what you think.

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Postby VilleK » Thu May 15, 2008 11:09 am

Nice work Yılmaz!

The only problem is that they perhaps will not look so good when scaled down to the small size that other ZGE icons use. I will try them and see.

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Postby Psyke » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:45 pm

Hello all!

I am new at ZGE Foruns, i liked the ZGE program and I want to spend my time making games in that engine. :)


Ok, I am not a professional with graphics, but I have made something. look:

Image

In the forum page, it will be like this:
http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/3497/zgebackhf7.png

just an example.


what do you think?

I am making an Icon for the program now... I will post later.


[EDIT]

here is the icon:

Image


.ICO file:
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Postby VilleK » Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:31 am

Hi and welcome Psyke!

I think the forum logo and icon you present looks nice. Maybe we should try them out. What do you other guys think?

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Postby kattle87 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:54 am

+1 for giving them a try ;) I really like them!

Maybe not for the editor itself, since I like something that reminds the retro style like the one we currently have ;)
What about a set of default ICOs for the games created with the editor?


BTW: the link to the main page of the forum is not reachable for me! (http://www.emix8.org/forum/index.php while it's working if I only write http://www.emix8.org/forum/ )
I'm browsing subforum-by-subforum right now :P
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Postby jph_wacheski » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:43 pm

yeah I like them too,. welcome Psyke!
Perhaps set up a random rotation for the forum like pouet does,. that way we can all contrbute and it keeps things interesting,. and kjells logo has grown fermiliar,. also I do like the current ico on the editor,. so yeah offer the new one to people for their creations!
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Postby Psyke » Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:44 am

Hey guys!! I am back with my new computer :D

Now I have time to read some ZGE tutorials and make some games.

I have an new logo that I made, if you like, it's here:

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Have a good day!

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Postby VilleK » Tue May 25, 2010 6:23 pm

Found this site with many good icons:

http://www.iconfinder.com/

This reminds me that we had both Kjell and Diki working on new icons for the components, but none appeared :). Maybe you can post them here even if they are not ready so we can pick and use those we like? Also I would want to try making the GUI more attractive so any mockups that suggests new colors etc are welcome. I know Kjell did one long ago.

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Postby jph_wacheski » Wed May 26, 2010 1:07 am

I started working on them,. just a bit. I am going for a very minimalistic set,. that I would color code when i get them all done., . Is sorta fun, so I will try to get something for each in a uniform style.

What is the best format for you to work with?
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Postby y offs et » Wed May 26, 2010 8:25 am

Since you're wanting to make it more attractive, my two cents...

In the first, I think a calculator icon for the Z_code components is inappropriate, so I made a suggestion.

In the second, all I did was change the color of the dots from gray to black.
I think it's a little easier on the eyes, squint-wise.
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Postby rrTea » Tue May 12, 2015 5:34 am

Here's my attempt too, I packed it into a pdf. Note that this is still a sketch, meaning it's all hand drawn, rough etc but at this point I'm only trying to convey the idea, hopefully it should be enough to do that.

I took "bringing out" part quite literally, as in "from inside the monitor" (the black rectangle in perspective). Things I like about this sketch: lends itself well to animation, simple, easy to remember, can be used for icons etc.. anyway, go take a look!

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Postby VilleK » Tue May 12, 2015 12:06 pm

Nice try, I quite like it. So if I understand you correctly this is just a sketch and that the letters should look smooth in the final version?

Anyone else have a opinion? I'm not really qualified to comment on art, since I'm so poor at it myself :)

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Postby rrTea » Tue May 12, 2015 11:35 pm

Yes, it's just a sketch, just so it's open for discussion (and I'm lazy!, no point in polishing a final version, which is lots of work, if this doesn't get through first :D). It should all look smooth in the end. There are also some loose pixels on the dodecahedron, it's because I just painted it over an image instead of making a real model myself. The icon-sized versions should also go through manual adjustments / sharpening and so on.
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