I’m working on a Theme for Node Editor. There’s something that always bothered me, is the lack of visual feedback about what kind node it is. I think we can classify the Material nodes in four huge categories: Input, Modifications, Shaders and Output. So we can use a gradient to represent what kind of node it is:
I want to keep a low variance of colors between Seafoam green and Blue mostly but i need to keep the colors with the necessary differentiation so i put three colors of the gradient pallet and a Dark Gray to those in “Modifications” category.
That was my first try with Node Editor Theme:
Actually i wish that blender in future support a complete flat style, today we have a 1px size line below each button and i can’t find how to remove it. But that’s a matter of taste :). In Node Editor it looks too much homogeneous indeed, i will change the background color. Thanks for you feedback
OK, I see a couple of problems, first is the status bar is barely visible too much black over there, second, “Tabs” don’t have sufficient contrast and you can’t tell which is enabled or not… but overall it looks nice.
I also prefer darker backgrounds for the image/uv editor and graph/node, this is kind of hard on the eyes, contrastwise. Otherwise, very nice theme! Looking forward to what you could do when/if a flatter style is finally possible.
Hi Guys i can’t find any way to save the User Preferences. it don’t save by file. Any ideas to how to save a User Preferences config in a file?gregzaal , Mighty Pea - I will try make a good UV and Node Editor with a Darker theme. Indead it’s more consistent with the outher editors.
JWise - Are you trying it in what release? I could not replicate this bug in blender 2.69.1 official release and blender 2.69.11 ( same as blender 2.7 test build compiled by me)
I’m using 2.69.11 hash 70924a7 on Win8 64bit from Feb 26 Buildbot. I’ve tried restoring factory defaults and only enabling the theme, but still it produces the error. I’ve also tried a number of other themes to see if they might be kicking out the same or similar error, nothing. Only Graph is producing the hiccup.
I think i got where is the error. You can’t download it from the Root github website. if you did it you will donwload the webpage and not the Graph.xml (even if the file that you download have this name and format).