Altering the Icon Art?

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Altering the Icon Art?

Post by RLemen » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:26 am

Hello, I am still waiting to figure out how to get the wp/filezilla issue resolved, meantime more tweaking if possible.

Tweak 3. Is it possible to change the icon art, that is the node art, and the direction arrows, pano button, etc. say to hand drawn looking art, or customized shapes like if I had a soda shop photo could I use an ice cream soda as the node icon, a vector form so it has a visual distinction to the image space?

Or as an example, like playful arrows each a primary color for the move arrow icons if they were skinned over a kids play room sphere?

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Re: Altering the Icon Art?

Post by Tony » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:20 pm

HI,
Tweak 3. Is it possible to change the icon art
Do you mean change the icons in the supplied skins like the example below..

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and in use https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com ... index.html

If so then all you have to do is create new .svg files and replace the ones currently in the default skins. When you save a default skin it will prompt you to give it a new name. You can also save the new elements as a component for easy reuse.

I just quickly drew these in Illustrator and saved them as SVG.

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Re: Altering the Icon Art?

Post by RLemen » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:19 pm

You can. Oh yes. Thank you Tony. This is fantastic to know.

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Re: Altering the Icon Art?

Post by RLemen » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:50 pm

Tony,

Is it possible to replace the target icon for the Nodes? The white cross hair icon?

Thank you for the help.

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Re: Altering the Icon Art?

Post by RLemen » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:52 pm

So if I am doing this correctly, I should be able to replace any icon, after which I assign it its action and any art should work for any button? Thank you again. If this is so, I have just fixed a big aesthetic issue.

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Re: Altering the Icon Art?

Post by 360Texas » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:58 pm

As Tony mentioned

When you
save a default skin it will prompt you to give it a new name
. You can also save the new elements as a component for easy reuse

The default skin is still the default. I don't think you can over write it. However, you can always use your newly created skin
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Re: Altering the Icon Art?

Post by Tony » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:27 am

Is it possible to replace the target icon for the Nodes? The white cross hair icon?
Yes, just select it and then in the SVG dropdown menu replace it with a new one that you have created.


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Re: Altering the Icon Art?

Post by CLeary » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:56 pm

I want to start to customize one of the default skins included with pano2vr. I've replaced the default svg image for the ht_node_image with one of my own (svg image) but it doesn't appear when I publish the tour (yes, I've saved it as a user defined skin) - can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. According to the directions in this thread its a seemingly a simple procedure.

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Re: Altering the Icon Art?

Post by Tony » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:33 pm

Hi,

If you just load the svg rather than replacing an existing one does the svg appear in the skin? I'm wondering if there is an issue with the svg itself. Can you post a link to the svg or add it to a post.

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Re: Altering the Icon Art?

Post by CLeary » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:04 pm

Thanks for your prompt reply Tony. You were right, it was the file. I was trying to take a business logo in a png file format and then convert to svg with photoshop. The skin editor works fine with replacing with other standard svg files but not with ones converted from other file formats.

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Re: Altering the Icon Art?

Post by Hopki » Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:54 pm

Hi Guys,
Just as a bit of info, you would use an SVG as this looks good in Hi DPI screens, but what you can do is use a PNG file as well and still make it look good too.
How:
If you have a button that will be 32 x 32px, then make the PNG 64 x 64px.
Add to the skin editor then click the Reset Size /2 button.
This will make it now appear 32 x 32px in the skin and will be displayed this size in the output.
However when opened on a Hi DPI display, which is normally just double density, you will have all 64 x 64px to use.
The end result is the image will still look good.
The only negatives are larger file size but ever so slightly.
Of course if you can use SVG then this is the best option but most only have Photoshop and can create PNGs.
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Hopki

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