0.4 meter icons

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Re: Somewhat unrelated to the main topic

#31 Post by MikkoM » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:56 pm

Very nice icons Josh. Keep up the good work.
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Is the idea behind the defence icon by the way that it is the icon for both the planetary orbitals and the planetary shield or has the defence icon more to do with ships? Now at least I understood from the 0.4 Design Pad that there will be separate meters for the planetary shield and the planetary orbitals, and there for I would at least assume that these meters also need two different icons. Isn`t this the case?

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Re: 0.4 meter icons

#32 Post by pd » Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:41 pm

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Shield is in the middle, defense is at the right. Shield is an energy shield around a planet or ship. Defense(for planets) is a bunch of satellites.

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Re: 0.4 meter icons

#33 Post by MikkoM » Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:31 pm

pd wrote:Shield is in the middle, defense is at the right. Shield is an energy shield around a planet or ship. Defense(for planets) is a bunch of satellites.
Ok, thanks for the clarification.

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You forgot one...

#34 Post by Josh » Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:59 am

How about these meters? They weren't on Geoff's wish list, but perhaps they were just overlooked.

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Re: 0.4 meter icons

#35 Post by Geoff the Medio » Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:12 pm

There's currently a poorly-made (by me, from an existing image) icon being used to represent ship or fleet speed that would be good to update or replace... The edges and background alpha in particular need fixing.
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Re: 0.4 meter icons

#36 Post by Josh » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:55 am

Stuff like this helps, believe or not. Even if artists don't use it directly, it could be used as stock design or just chalked up as thumbnails.

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Re: 0.4 meter icons

#37 Post by Geoff the Medio » Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:07 am

Josh wrote:Stuff like this helps, believe or not. Even if artists don't use it directly, it could be used as stock design or just chalked up as thumbnails.
In case my post wasn't clear, I'm requesting a replacement icon be made for the one I posted. It's basic appearance works, I think, but at the very least it needs some cleaning up.

But to address your actual post, yes, given the number of times icons have been inspired by crude drawings or written descriptions, it's not hard to believe. Also, I've heard it said that artists (of any medium) are different from other people most importantly in the detail or quality of their imaginations. So, if I provide a crude shape or textual description, the visual artist could make from that a detailed image (if appropriate) or suitably moody colourful or shaded representation, or whatever is applicable to make it actually look good while conveying the same essential visual idea.

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