Custom Train Icon

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Re: Custom Train Icon

Post by GabeKnight » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:04 pm

terminator wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:44 pm
I deliberately decreased the opacity of the smoke and the rail not to overload too much the image.It suits me.
Tomorrow I shall try a version with an opacity identical to that of the locomotive.
Sorry to bother you with this, but I just tried again and couldn't get it changed in my paint program myself. All I see is a white picture and I don't know how to edit that... :oops: :D

So, whatever new icon ideas you'll come up with, thicker rails or different transparency, I'd be mucho grateful if you would share some of the results here. 8)

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Re: Custom Train Icon

Post by terminator » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:38 pm

GabeKnight wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:04 pm
terminator wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:44 pm
I deliberately decreased the opacity of the smoke and the rail not to overload too much the image.It suits me.
Tomorrow I shall try a version with an opacity identical to that of the locomotive.
Sorry to bother you with this, but I just tried again and couldn't get it changed in my paint program myself. All I see is a white picture and I don't know how to edit that... :oops: :D

So, whatever new icon ideas you'll come up with, thicker rails or different transparency, I'd be mucho grateful if you would share some of the results here. 8)
There is trick to see the white images. With paint.net (freeware), it is necessary to use "invert colors " and the white becomes black. You can then work with the inverted colors and at the end you redo this operation and the black becomes again white :idea:

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Re: Custom Train Icon

Post by terminator » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:18 am

I hope that this version is the good one :

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Re: Custom Train Icon

Post by terminator » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:38 am

A last version with more thick rails :

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Re: Custom Train Icon

Post by Horst » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:53 am

T3 is perfect!
Better show these graphics with a standard zoom next time where everything must still be clearly visible.

Cheers! 8)

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Re: Custom Train Icon

Post by Erik2 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:48 am

Looks very good.
I often have problems distinguishing between truck/rail transport 'shadows', so this is a very welcome mod.

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Re: Custom Train Icon

Post by GabeKnight » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:47 am

terminator wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:38 pm
There is trick to see the white images. With paint.net (freeware), it is necessary to use "invert colors " and the white becomes black. You can then work with the inverted colors and at the end you redo this operation and the black becomes again white :idea:
Thanks for the info. Yeah, it seems I had the wrong "tool" for this kind of handywork. The paint.net software works better with this kind of image as the one I usually use (PSP).

terminator wrote:
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A last version with more thick rails :
YES, that's much better. THANK YOU, terminator!

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I'll test how it looks like in winter scens, and if there are still changes to be made, I know now how to do them...

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Re: Custom Train Icon

Post by GabeKnight » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:45 pm

Originally, I thought of something like this, not pretty, but noticeable at first glance:

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Thanks again for the good hints, Mr. T! :D
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Re: Custom Train Icon

Post by terminator » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:16 pm

Don't you think that it would be necessary to change the color of the white arrow especially in winter ?

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With transparency effect :

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Re: Custom Train Icon

Post by terminator » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:01 pm

Sorry but the previous image I made more transparent all the image, maintaining I paid attention not to make any more transparent than the arrow :

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Re: Custom Train Icon

Post by GabeKnight » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:03 pm

terminator wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:16 pm
Don't you think that it would be necessary to change the color of the white arrow especially in winter ?
Not really, no. The pathing is clearly visible at all times, IMO, never had any reason to want to change that. But your transparency idea looks good nevertheless: Could be a cool extra gimmick for those interested.

Some screenshots from the Moscow scen with the custom train icons. Terminator's "T3" version and mine, just to give some impressions:
(I think changing the icon was a great idea :D )

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Re: Custom Train Icon

Post by GabeKnight » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:05 pm

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Re: Custom Train Icon

Post by terminator » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:02 am

We could possibly make the rails a little wider and a little longer ?
It's a pity that it does not seem possible to change the color, I find the white really not have a practice especially in winter.

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Re: Custom Train Icon

Post by GabeKnight » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:13 am

terminator wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:02 am
We could possibly make the rails a little wider and a little longer ?
It's a pity that it does not seem possible to change the color, I find the white really not have a practice especially in winter.
It's okay with the changes for me now. Actually, I have expected a bit more interest into this issue from others, but it is how it is. :)
Thanks again for the help Horst & terminator, now I know how to adjust the icon myself if needed. 8)

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Re: Custom Train Icon

Post by Oetting » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:11 pm

Well guys, you made my day!

Several times i had units enter the train instead of taking the bus and always i felt like crying out loud for my stupidity ...

... now i know i am not alone in the dark 8)

Thank you for the good work - especially for finding the the graphics file

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