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From: Dave Blandston
Subject: Icons
Date: 29 May 2019 06:25:00
Message: <web.5cee2553cbab7f7a79416a1f0@news.povray.org>
Hey Pov-Ray Friends,

I'm working on a website so I made three icons: an account symbol, a shopping
cart, and a search symbol. They're pretty standard and simple. I may or may not
be able to use them as it seems that without resorting to programming, one is
mostly confined to the icons that are built into the template one uses to
construct a website. But I'll share the Pov-Ray source code for the icons in the
scene files section in case anyone is interested.

Have a great day!

Regards,
Dave Blandston


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From: Dave Blandston
Subject: Re: Icons
Date: 29 May 2019 06:45:00
Message: <web.5cee29482490a4cc79416a1f0@news.povray.org>
Here are all three icons sized more appropriately...

Regards,
Dave Blandston


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From: Mike Horvath
Subject: Re: Icons
Date: 29 May 2019 07:20:14
Message: <5cee32ae$1@news.povray.org>
On 5/29/2019 2:40 AM, Dave Blandston wrote:
> Here are all three icons sized more appropriately...
> 
> Regards,
> Dave Blandston
> 

Were you going to add shadows and stuff? Why use POV-Ray instead of 
Illustrator or Inkscape?


Michael


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From: Dave Blandston
Subject: Re: Icons
Date: 29 May 2019 08:00:00
Message: <web.5cee3ac12490a4cc79416a1f0@news.povray.org>
Mike Horvath <mik### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
> Were you going to add shadows and stuff? Why use POV-Ray instead of
> Illustrator or Inkscape?
>
>
> Michael

Yes, the icons look very good with a thin drop shadow and match the rest of the
graphics that I plan to use very well. But of course that could be done with
Inkscape as well.

The advantage to using Pov-Ray is that Pov can adjust the width of the white
borders so all the icons match. For example, upon creation, each icon is a
different height. When they're scaled to match, that also affects the width of
the borders so they are no longer equal. Pov makes this problem easy to deal
with. Maybe Inkscape has a similar feature that I'm not aware of since I don't
use it very much.

Plus if I can figure out how to use these icons for my website I will have 100%
Pov-generated graphics and I think that would be pretty cool. Also, the icons
were fun to make with Pov and that's what this is really all about for me.

Regards,
Dave Blandston


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From: Mike Horvath
Subject: Re: Icons
Date: 30 May 2019 05:05:09
Message: <5cef6485$1@news.povray.org>
On 5/29/2019 3:54 AM, Dave Blandston wrote:
> The advantage to using Pov-Ray is that Pov can adjust the width of the white
> borders so all the icons match. For example, upon creation, each icon is a
> different height. When they're scaled to match, that also affects the width of
> the borders so they are no longer equal. Pov makes this problem easy to deal
> with. Maybe Inkscape has a similar feature that I'm not aware of since I don't
> use it very much.

Yes, that makes sense. I suppose procedural textures using SVG and 
JavaScript are possible, but InkScape (or other software) would probably 
break them.

I often use a program called GeoGebra that is a point-and-click maths 
program that can export to SVG. But it is not meant for creating art, so 
there are not a lot of options when it comes to visual style, effects, 
etc. Usually my needs are not great and I just use the exported SVG. But 
often I will sketch what I want in GeoGebra, then use the results of 
calculations to generate coordinates I can import into other software.


Michael


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From: Mike Horvath
Subject: Re: Icons
Date: 30 May 2019 05:15:54
Message: <5cef670a$1@news.povray.org>
On 5/30/2019 1:05 AM, Mike Horvath wrote:
> I often use a program called GeoGebra that is a point-and-click maths 
> program that can export to SVG. But it is not meant for creating art, so 
> there are not a lot of options when it comes to visual style, effects, 
> etc.
In particular, you cannot create stuff like unions, intersections, 
differences etc. which is kind of important if you want to create artwork.


Michael


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From: Dave Blandston
Subject: Re: Icons
Date: 30 May 2019 05:45:00
Message: <web.5cef6d622490a4cc79416a1f0@news.povray.org>
Mike Horvath <mik### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
> > I often use a program called GeoGebra that is a point-and-click maths
> > program that can export to SVG. But it is not meant for creating art, so
> > there are not a lot of options when it comes to visual style, effects,
> > etc.
> In particular, you cannot create stuff like unions, intersections,
> differences etc. which is kind of important if you want to create artwork.

Logos have always interested me. Watching this guy use Illustrator is pure
entertainment for me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOPA0NaeTBk

But creating with Pov has a magic of its own. And in this case I only needed two
icons. (I probably won't end up using the search symbol - it was just for fun.)
But if I did this sort of thing on a regular basis it would be necessary to look
at other options.

Regards,
Dave Blandston


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