If you’re working with Blender for documentation (specifically print documentation), the default theme (Dark and Light) are either too dark or too low-contrast to be nicely readable in print, whether on paper or in e-ink. So I made a theme to try and make up for that.
There are a few rough spots (the drop-shadow on the text overlay in the 3D Viewport… and the fact that you can’t easily invert the color of the toolbar icons), but after testing on an e-ink tablet, I think it works reasonably well.
You can download it from here and try it out for yourself: print-friendly.xml
Brilliant, i needed a good contrast white theme for daytime… I sit with the sun right in my face by the window, so this makes things a lot easier to see. thx for sharing.
Thanks. Actually, I just did a small update to it this morning. @ChameleonScales pointed out that non-mesh objects were difficult to see while you’re transforming them. So I made a small change to fix that.
sorry for going off-topic, but you got blender working on a reMarkable tablet?
Care to make a thread about it
No. It’s not running on the tablet. I just tested a screenshot by saving it as a PDF and copying it to the tablet for testing.
Would be pretty cool if it did work there, though.
Blender actually turned on on e-ink tablet? Till now I wouldn’t have thought of it.
That sounds doable :o. It is possible to run Blender on Android and there are e-ink tablets with android, but i bet it wouldn’t be usable at all :p.
Is it by preference that you didn’t enable icon borders ?
For the icons in the Properties editor? Outlines made them more difficult to read.
I see. The built-in light theme has them and I find it more readable, although too contrasted. I think they shouldn’t be pure black but that’s another discussion.
@Fweeb In case you missed my toot:
the icons of the properties tabs (e.g. constraints, modifiers) become hard to read when selected. I personally changed the highlight color to C6ECFF.
This color is under User Interface>Tab>Inner Selected
However, this also affects the workspace tabs so I made the “Text Selected” black so it stays readable.
The best would be to keep a dark highlight and make the icon white when the tab is selected (just like the text) but I don’t think that’s possible.
Thanks… will use this. A few weeks ago I returned to Light theme like 2.49 blender and am happy now. Feel at home again.
I got your toot… though at this point I may leave it as-is. Going that light on the highlight doesn’t aid readability much for me and I’d prefer to keep the inverted text color for the highlighted workspace tabs.
I didn’t realize you were the author of the Print Friendly theme until recent research. Really cool that you have your own official Blender theme.
Needed it for my book, but figured other folks would find it useful, too.