[Tango-artists] FW: An icon for GAMGI
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Fri Apr 11 12:31:31 PDT 2008
From: Cube [mailto:cube at szypulka.com]
Sent: Donnerstag, 10. April 2008 22:30
To: 'Carlos Pereira'
Subject: RE: [Tango-artists] An icon for GAMGI
I'm ready with a preview (perhaps even final?) version of the 48x48 px icon.
Hope you'll like it, but I'd like to receive a HONEST feedback. (But taking a look at what you wrote tells me you will be honest :P).
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From: Carlos Pereira [mailto:jose.carlos.pereira at ist.utl.pt]
Sent: Donnerstag, 10. April 2008 21:37
Subject: Re: [Tango-artists] An icon for GAMGI
> Hola (hope this is correct in Portuguese)
> I'll give it a try, but I can't promise it will look nice. OK?
Olá! (Hola is Spanish..., many words are almost the same, many words are completely different...)
Thank you for your help!
Thank you also for your disclaimer. I am doing the same: I cannot promise that I will like the result, although I can promise that I will try hard!
As GAMGI is a graphic visualization app, I think its icon should reflect the images rendered by the app itself. Moreover, I really like the png images supplied, and I like the ideia of using Glycine to represent GAMGI. In this sense, I would ask you to change as little as possible to the suppllied images, that were produced with GAMGI. Just enough to Tangonise the whole thing. Or if you hate it too much, perhaps you could prepare two options, one quite conservative and one where you would use all your creativity...
Thanks again Jakub,
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> Carlos Pereira
> Sent: Donnerstag, 10. April 2008 17:48
> To: tango-artists at lists.freedesktop.org
> Subject: [Tango-artists] An icon for GAMGI
> I am developping GAMGI, http://www.gamgi.org, a GPL (GTK- and OpenGL-
> based) application to construct, visualize and analyse atomic
> structures, such as molecules, crystals, etc.
> I created these reasterized transparent png icons, with Tango standard
> from this raw image created with GAMGI:
> The image shows Glycine, NH2CH2COOH, the smallest DNA aminoacid that
> starts with a G letter, usually described in aminoacid sequences as G
> I created this image using the Tango color palette for the spheres,
> before adding a white directional light from above, slightly from the
> left, as Tango specification says (I keep the original file, which is
> in GAMGI native XML vectorial format, in case modifications are needed).
> Of course now I need to create a SVG version. My questions are, what
> else needs to be done for this to be a Tango-like icon?
> 1) do lights and colors look acceptable?
> 2) what about naming? which labeling do I need to add?
> this a scientific application, with keywords such as, chemistry,
> physics, atomistic modelling, education (with application also in
> materials science, biochemistry, geology, etc).
> 3) Do I need to add a (1-pixel for small sizes?) contour all around?
> 4) which applications are more suited to do the work? Inkscape?
> What is the easiest way to recreate this rasterized image as vectorial
> 5) what exactly should be in the directory containing the icon?
> a SVG file, plus a 22x22 png file, plus a 16x16 png file?
> some sort of script? a README? what else?
> Unfortunately I don't know nothing about graphic design, so be patient
> with me... If someone wants to help me on this of course, of course I
> would be delighted. Note however, that this icon should be GPL, not
> CC, and I suppose copyright should probably remain with me. Of course
> contributors would be fully credited in the GAMGI authors page, in the
> website and in the package documentation, something as (or something
> else the contributor prefers):
> John Smith, icon expert art work (with links to Tango, etc...)
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