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[Solved] New icon for perspective and orthographic views

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I posted elsewhere for this. But realize I should have posted it here.

I simply find the icon for perspective and orthographic too similar. And often have a hard time discern which view I'm in.

Can a new icon be created?

Cheers

Ken

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Hello 

Check inside the folder

C:\Program Files\3D-Coat-V4\textures\dark\

Navigation.tga can be modified with any new created icon.

Hope this help. 

 

 

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Good to know...many thanks...

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I looked at the "Navigation.tga" in Photoshop and below is what I saw. I do not see any of the navigation icons. I converted the file to a JPG so I could upload it here. Am I missing something?

Navigation.jpg

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I did find a Navigation.tga that seems more like what you meant. It's in directory C:\Program Files\3D-Coat-V4.8.25\textures\icons"

Again I converted from TGA to JPG and uploaded here.

Is this what you meant?

If so, I still can't tell the difference between the ortho and the perspective icons? Which on is the ortho?

They just look to similar to me...

 

Cheers

Navigation.jpg

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If you have drawn a new design to propose, please send it to Andrew Shpagin at

support@3dcoat.com 

Thx

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I see both icons in the image I posted. BUT I really don't know which is which. They simply look too similar.

Which icon is the orthographic one?

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Ortho dont have cords distortion

 

Ortho.jpg

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To my 64 year old eyes they both look the same...:-)

I replaced the icons in the TGA file with a P and O using Photoshop. Saved them as a TGA file in folder "C:\Program Files\3D-Coat-V4.8.25\textures\icons" after backing up the original Navigation.TGA file.

Yet the icons remain unchanged when I launch 3DC. I've verified the Naviation.TGA does indeed have the "O" and "P" by re-opening in Photoshop.

Navigation.tga

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I now deleted the "Navigation.TGA" from "C:\Program Files\3D-Coat-V4.8.25\textures\icons" and I still get the old icons. 

Perhaps folder "C:\Program Files\3D-Coat-V4.8.25\textures\icons" is not where 3DC gets the icons from?

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Try here

C:\Program Files\3D-Coat-V4\textures\light 

or 

C:\Program Files\3D-Coat-V4\textures\dark

 

O.jpg

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As I've posted prior, I've looked in both 

"C:\Program Files\3D-Coat-V4.8.25\textures\light"

"C:\Program Files\3D-Coat-V4.8.25\textures\dark"
 

Navigation.jpg

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And my Navigation.tga looks like below.

The Navigation you reference appears in "C:\Program Files\3D-Coat-V4.8.25\textures\icons" on my computer.

Which I've now changed to look below with a P over the perspective icon and an O over the Orthographic icon.

And even though the old TGA file has been overwritten, it still displays the original Perspective and Ortho icons in 3DC. Which is very annoying as I have a very hard time telling the difference between the two. 

Navigation.jpg

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4 hours ago, Carlosan said:

Try here

C:\Program Files\3D-Coat-V4\textures\light 

or 

C:\Program Files\3D-Coat-V4\textures\dark

 

O.jpg

I see that message. It does not assist in telling which mode you are in or which icon is Perspective or Ortho.

I can not be more clear. The TWO icons are too similar. My eyesight is not as sharp as it was when I was in my 20s, 30s, 40s or even 50s.

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I also copied the red/green file Carlosan created to my folders

"C:\Program Files\3D-Coat-V4.8.25\textures\light"

"C:\Program Files\3D-Coat-V4.8.25\textures\dark"

And tried both the dark and light themes. Nothing changed.

However when I now look into those folders Carlosan's file now looks like this...

 

Navigation.png

 

So what am I doing wrong?

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I'm sorry, but I have no idea what is wrong, everything seems fine.

Please better to ask directly Andrew Shpagin for this issue at

support@3dcoat.com

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Ok...will do. Thanks...

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Photoshop works badly with TGA files with Alphas. Use Paint.net to modify the alpha.

You should modify both

Textures\dark\Navigation.tga

Textures\light\Navigation.tga

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Andrew...Ok...many thanks...

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Installed Paint.net and Wow...worked...  Never knew Photoshop had this TGA problem...

I use Photoshop/Lightroom 90% of the time when my computer is powered on...

I also have ArtRage 5 & Corel Painter 2019 but did not try them on the TGA.

Cheers and many thanks to Andrew & Carlosan...

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