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LDCad GUI thoughts - Roland Melkert - 2014-06-28

Recently I've been playing with the LDCad GUI. And I would appreaciate people's thoughts on the tweaks I made so far in 1.4 Alpha.

This is how it looks the current stable version 1.3a
[Image: guiTweaksPre.png]

This is how it now looks in my latest 1.4 build
[Image: guiTweaksPost.png]

I replaced the fixed font rendering with 'real' freetype font rendering, it's using Verdana at the moment (and FreeSans on Linux) but suggestions are welcome.

I also attempted to create better part bin root group pictures and app icon.


thoughts?


Re: LDCad GUI thoughts - Santeri Piippo - 2014-06-28

It certainly looks a lot better to me and I highly approve of the new category icons!


Re: LDCad GUI thoughts - Willy Tschager - 2014-06-28

Like the new font. What are you using for the green back-up arrow in the left-hand top corner of the color wheel? Is it a .png?

w.


Re: LDCad GUI thoughts - Roland Melkert - 2014-06-28

Quote:What are you using for the green back-up arrow in the left-hand top corner of the color wheel? Is it a .png?

Yes all used pictures are RGB(A) png's. I made that one eons ago using realdraw. It's the same as in 1.3 though so it might also be in need of an update.


Re: LDCad GUI thoughts - Roland Melkert - 2014-06-28

Thanks, it's tough trying to abstractly picture something in only ~200 square pixels Smile


Re: LDCad GUI thoughts - Michael Heidemann - 2014-06-29

Your changes are real improvements!!


Re: LDCad GUI thoughts - Stephan Meisinger - 2014-06-29

like those changes!

Btw: I would love to see "moving" in 3D while both mouse buttons are clicked.
is already in:
-> left mouse button: changing angle
-> mouse wheel: zoom
new mode:
-> both mouse buttons: moving forward/backwards/strafe left and right along the current angle


Re: LDCad GUI thoughts - Willy Tschager - 2014-06-29

Would you send them over to have a look?

w.


Re: LDCad GUI thoughts - Roland Melkert - 2014-06-29

They are loaded from disk, you'll find them in the gui/default and partBin/default subfolders of the standalone archive version (or in users/<user>/appData/roaming/etc etc etc for the setup version)

You could also open the gui.sf and/or partBin.sf files (in seeds subfolder) using any zip reader


Re: LDCad GUI thoughts - Roland Melkert - 2014-06-29

Thats a good idea, I might add that.

In the meantime you can already move the view using leftclick + shift (rel to viewport) or leftclick+shift+ctrl (rel to grid). You could also use rightclick with the same keys only differences with that is it will ignore the model (left only works on the background).