[Request] New icons for Hammer and TF2

Discussion in 'Request Area' started by worMatty, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. worMatty

    aa worMatty Repacking Evangelist

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    Howdy folks.

    The Hammer icon and TF2 icon look pants on my task bar and start menu and all that jazz. I think we have some good artist people here, so I think it would be awesome of them to make new, lovely-looking icons for our most-used mapping tool.

    The icon would be drawn at a high resolution and scaled down to common values like 64x64, 48x48, 32x32 and 16x16. I haven't used an icon editing program for a long time but I think those are the correct dimensions. Feel free to correct me.

    They should fit in with modern operating system icons, which means they should look visually pleasing and use more than 16 colours. I think Windows uses .ico files but Mac uses PNGs. Maybe Linux uses the same. .ico files contain a different scale of each icon in one file so they should adopt the correct scale when they are displayed in each size.

    Some of you might think "Oh, what a silly post. How pointless. The icons we have are perfectly fine." But it's not pointless or silly. The Hammer icon is pretty straight forward and I'm sure there are people who would like the thought of putting one together in their own style. There are likely people like me, who want a clean and modern UI for their OS but feel that is hampered somewhat by ugly icons. User interface is important, aesthetically pleasing things make us feel happier.

    Also consider that the art can be used elsewhere! Maybe in the site heading on special occasions or perhaps on a rotation.

    So go forth and create. In return I will post :B1:s [​IMG]
     
  2. Corvatile

    aa Corvatile eyes open at all times

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    Why doesn't whoever made the site logo just use that?

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    The regular TF2 logo with a hammer symbol on it seems more sensible than drawing new stuff.
     
  3. MaccyF

    aa MaccyF Notoriously Unreliable

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    not quite the same, but i made this for the Steam grid Icon, so if anyone else wants it...

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  4. Empyre

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    I think I remember seeing such an icon quite a while back, maybe even years ago. I suggest doing a forum search.
     
  5. Dr. Orange

    Dr. Orange L6: Sharp Member

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    Where did the green Hammer icon even come from? I don't think it is in the official Hammer editor files, so where is it's place of origin? Valve? Some custom artist? Outer space? Really, I want to know. It looks great and more HD compared to the standard blue Hammer icon, and it's used in the custom GoldSource Hammer build I'm using.
     
  6. worMatty

    aa worMatty Repacking Evangelist

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    Yeah, I searched and found this. It's really nice. But I like the blue background with the green Hammer. I wanted to get a few people to come in with their own versions so we could have a few to choose from.
     
  7. Tumbolisu

    aa Tumbolisu  I ⌄ I 

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  8. worMatty

    aa worMatty Repacking Evangelist

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    Wow Tumbo that's amazing. I am shit in Blender so I respect anything anyone else can do it in it.
     
  9. theatreTECHIE

    aa theatreTECHIE Yet another Techie for the net...

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    Something I started tonight, probably will continue working to polish it. Anyone who wants to use it is welcome to:

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  10. worMatty

    aa worMatty Repacking Evangelist

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    Wow that is nifty!