[opensource-dev] More proposals for draw distance slider icon

Boroondas Gupte sllists at boroon.dasgupta.ch
Tue Jun 14 07:56:19 PDT 2011


On 06/14/2011 02:38 PM, Tateru Nino wrote:
> I'd consider a microscope to match the telescope.
Yay, my icon is recognizable! (Or did you look at the filename?)

About the microscope: I actually thought about that when I did my icons.
The reason why I didn't draw one:

    * If I have understood correctly, we are currently looking for one
      single icon to open the slider, not for a pair of icons to put at
      each end.
    * As a single icon (although contrasted with the telescope), the
      microscope stands for the small and nearby stuff. So it might be a
      good icon for a slider that moves the near clipping plane (as
      opposed to draw distance, which AFAIK determines the far clipping
      plane, as well as which object updates are sent to you) or for a
      slider that sets the limit for how close you can zoom in on stuff.
      I don't think either of these sliders is needed. If you have to
      modify these values, you probably don't have to do so often *and*
      you should know very well what you are doing, so debug settings
      sounds like the right place to set them.
    * While a schematic microscope silhouette would probably be easy to
      recognize by people involved or interested in science, I'm not
      sure how well-known this shape would be to the general public.
      (Dear general public: Sorry if I'm grossly underestimating you. No
      offense intended.)

Cheers,
Boroondas
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