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belham2

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PostPosted: Wed 27 Sep 2017, 10:45    Post subject:  

Hi all,

Anyone know how to make realistic Trek icons? Like in Bigpup's post above, but better? I want to see if its possible to make all the parititons appearing on the desktop look like Klingon Birds of Prey, and then when you click on them, they turn "red" like they're being fired upon. I know 8Geee has three colors goin in his excellent desktop parition icons, depending on their state/status. Anyone know how we can do it for Trekkies?
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Sep 2017, 13:35    Post subject:  

Do a Google search for Star Trek or Klingon icons.

Maybe these Idea

Had to put .zip on end of names to get them to load on the forum as downloads.
Just delete the .zip on the names to turn them into png image files.
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Sep 2017, 14:17    Post subject:  

Thanks, Bigpup Wink Yours came out a heck of a lot better than the ones I found. I used mtpaint to try and shrink them down, but they came out like garbage in xenialpup64. Will give yours a whirl. Trying to build the perfect Trek Final Frontier Puppy distro. Thanks again!
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Sep 2017, 14:20    Post subject:  

I got it this much for hard drives.

It is going to take a little icon tweaking to come up with replacement for other type drives.
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Sep 2017, 14:50    Post subject:  

I just traced a jpeg of a Bird of Prey in Inkscape and cleaned it up a little. So now you have the contour of one in svg format.

It's archived in tar because you're not allowed to post a svg to this forum directly.

If you are familiar with svg format, they are quite suitable to be used as icons, it's basically just xml code, and you can change it to any color you want.
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Sep 2017, 15:04    Post subject:  

souleau wrote:
I just traced a jpeg of a Bird of Prey in Inkscape and cleaned it up a little. So now you have the contour of one in svg format.



Thank you, Souleau!! Very Happy
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rufwoof

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PostPosted: Wed 27 Sep 2017, 15:09    Post subject:  

souleau wrote:
Here's a link to a couple of pages featuring computer interfaces in science fiction.

http://sciencefictioninterfaces.tumblr.com/

Quite inspiring!

Thanks souleau

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PostPosted: Fri 29 Sep 2017, 10:08    Post subject: my
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To original poster: Here is my cave Smile (right now)
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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Sat 30 Sep 2017, 06:17    Post subject:  

@belham2:-

Re: 'Bird of prey' drive icons

However your drive icons are constructed, don't forget that you need to link them (or use them to replace) the drive icon states in /usr/local/lib/X11/pixmaps. This is how I did it when I made up some different drive icon sets a while back.




You've not only got to replace 'drive48.png', 'drive_mntd48.png' and 'drive_mntd_boot48.png' (for normal drive partitions), but 'usbdrv48.png', 'usbdrv_mntd48.png' and 'usbdrv_mntd_boot48.png' (for flash drives), and 'optical48.png', 'optical_mntd48.png' & 'optical_mntd_boot48.png' (for CD/DVD drives).

Basically, it's three states (unmounted, mounted, and mounted/home partition) for each of 3 different drive types. You can add further drive icon states/types (SD cards, or floppies, for instance), although I didn't bother with this in the sets I made, since my SD cards will plug through a USB adapter.....and I haven't even seen a floppy drive since I can't remember when! It's a little bit more complicated than it looks initially; I painstakingly made up each drive icon state in Mooi's 'PhotoScape', running under WINE; it works really well for this kinda thing.

Your other problem is that Rox will always reduce your icons down to 48x48 px; you don't see much detail. (And you've picked a bloody complicated shape..!!)

If you want, I'll see if I can make you up a set the way you want them.....but don't rush me. I do have 'a life', y'know!

Let me know one way or the other, please.


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PostPosted: Sat 30 Sep 2017, 09:22    Post subject:  

Klingon drive icon theme ... cloaked Smile But visible file pcmanfm's side panel.
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PostPosted: Sat 30 Sep 2017, 10:01    Post subject:  

Hi, belham2.

Now, then. I've been doing a spot of design stuff... Bearing in mind your requirements, and the fact that I think a 'button-style' icon would be more in keeping with the general Trekkie theming here, what d'you think of these?





If you like the look of them, here's a .pet to install 'em for you. It'll replace the regular 'state' icons in /usr/local/lib/X11/pixmaps. Click to install, then sweep your cursor across the drive icons, and watch 'em change! Tested, and guaranteed to work...

http://www.mediafire.com/file/l9543jy3n8fx9q6/Trekkie-Bird_of_Prey-drive_icons_set.pet

(You might need to restart 'X', but I don't think you'll need to...)

To revert to the original icons, uninstall, and sweep across again.....or restart 'X', whichever you prefer.


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PostPosted: Sat 30 Sep 2017, 14:12    Post subject:  

Dam#, I was just getting ready to post to say that I was good for icons, and thank you, as I am using souleau's great svg file, but then I see what rufwoof posted and I just now saw what Mike just posted, and I am like Shocked . Mine looks like, uhmmm, to be nice, crap next to what you guys are doing.

So I have summarily deleted what I was doing, and I am now downloading your .pet, Mike...Many, many thank you(s) Very Happy Wink . Rufwoof, how'd you do that with pcmanfm?! Can you share, or is there too many steps involved? Lol, this is the most fun I've had with decorating a pup up in probably a year or more. I am dead set on joining the Federation! Cool
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PostPosted: Sat 30 Sep 2017, 14:41    Post subject:  

Mike Walsh,

Wow!!

Those icons look really, really fantastic!!

rufwoof,

Where are you getting those backgrounds?
Most of what I am finding are already somewhat filled in.
I would like to just have the background, I guess template, and fill it in from scratch.
That is what you seem to be doing.

Also, I wonder if there is a way to make all the windows look like what you show for Htop or have a Star Trek style edging Idea

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PostPosted: Sat 30 Sep 2017, 14:56    Post subject:  

Mike Walsh,

One problem with your icons.
No unmount tab when they are mounted.
The tab that shows at top right of the icon, when mounted, that you can click on to unmount.

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PostPosted: Sat 30 Sep 2017, 15:01    Post subject:  

@bigpup:-

Glad you like 'em, mate. That was just a bit of fun for me, TBH; this is the kinda thing I've been doing on & off for something like nearly 35 years now. I've got so much material stored away on various drives all over the place, it's just a case of looking for it..!

@belham2:-

I hope that's the kinda thing you were talking about, yes? Turning red when mounted? I was in 2 minds as to whether the whole button should change colour, or just the 'Bird-of-prey'... Choice #1 won out in the end; shows up better.


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