[texworks] Icon v6 (was: Icon v5)
st.loeffler at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 19:30:59 CEST 2009
On 2009-07-16 14:59, Jérome Laurens wrote:
> It is much better but I still feel a bit uncomfortable with it.
> My problem is that blender creates an image too close to the reality
> to accept some inconsistent details.
I take that as a compliment ;).
> The main problem is that a movable metal type is a very small object
> whereas you have given it a bigger size (I guess but I am pretty sure
> you did)
> This causes 2 problems
> 1) the perspective is exaggerated: the top side is twice as big as the
> bottom side, which means that the distance between the eye and the top
> side is half the distance between the eye and the bottom side. Either
> the observer is at 5mm of the type or the type is 50cm deep... None is
Well, compared to the size of the type, the camera was indeed very close.
> 2) the shadows are not properly rendered. Actually, you are using a
> point light source, hence the very precisely shaped shadow regions.
> In reality, the object is smaller that the light source, which means
> that the shadows must be blurred.
I'm really impressed. I did indeed use a point light (basically because
that's the first alternative Blender offers).
> It is tango style. Very nice technically, but it is far too naive IMO,
> not as pro as firefox icon:-(
> Stefan, would it be possible to render the background type in a
> similar position ?
> Then maybe we can add a pen.
Sure. New version is attached. If I may add my 2 cents:
* I, too, like the idea of the pen and of course the great inscription.
* I kind of dislike the heavy outline of the pen (which has a rather
drastic contrast to the rest of the image anyway).
* Would it be possible to make the pen thinner and/or longer? It looks
rather compressed to me. Or give it a more three-dimensional look if
it's supposed to be viewed at an angle.
Finally, the obligatory
Changelog for the attached file:
* Different camera position and angle
* Changed point light to a directional light
* Made the shadows softer/blurred (this actually increases render time
quite considerably ;)).
* Changed the textures and lights a bit to accommodate to the new
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