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Bring Back the Unique Release Colors

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Agreed.  For the time being, I posted a custom icon last year for manually changing.  Here's the link and the file is attached again: 

 

VW Logo Inverted.ico

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Please, please bring back the changing colors. We now operate across (3) versions of the software depending on the project...and with 2021 release, they are ALL black. It is TERRIBLE.

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I've taken to making my own colored icons as well. 

Here's how:

 

On a mac: Select the VW app > Get Info > Select the tiny icon in the top left corner of the "Get Info" window > Copy

Open Preview: Select "New from Clipboard" > Export as a PNG with the Alpha channel checked

Open in a photo editor and change the colors  > Save as a PNG

Open the PNG - copy the image > Open the VW App "Get Info" and paste the image into the same top icon location

 

Or just borrow the one posted above...

 

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4 minutes ago, Taproot said:

I've taken to making my own colored icons as well. 

 

Works well on a Mac...much more difficult on a PC.

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I just realized not as hard on Windows 10 as I thought.  

Should have tried to fix this myself years ago.

 

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53 minutes ago, Tom Klaber said:

I just realized not as hard on Windows 10 as I thought.  

Should have tried to fix this myself years ago.

 

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Mind sharing?

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Sure.  These are the steps I used - there might be a more efficient way:

 

1) Find the icon on the start menu - right click - select "More" - and select "Open File Location"

2) In the explorer window that opens - right click on the Vectorworks shortcut file - and select "Properties"

3) At the bottom of that screen you should see "Change Icon"

4) Navigate to the .ico file you want to use.  (lots of free .ico converters online).

 

DONE

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@Christiaan no problem , it won't let me upload the apple icon version to forum (file format!) but png attached -  Hex is : #A2B386  if needed! 

 

logo_2021.png

logo_2021.zip

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2 hours ago, fabrica said:

@Christiaan no problem , it won't let me upload the apple icon version to forum (file format!) but png attached -  Hex is : #A2B386  if needed! 

 

Untested and not positive, but I imagine if you zip the icon file up you could upload it.

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On 9/17/2020 at 8:10 PM, zoomer said:

🙂

 

I gave up and got used to have this :

 

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Totally recognize this. Which is why I have resorted to running only the latest version and  if necessary sometimes also the second latest version for stability purposes for a few months. Though in my case when the latest version is installed I tend to only use that one anyway.

 

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3 hours ago, Art V said:

Totally recognize this. Which is why I have resorted to running only the latest version and  if necessary sometimes also the second latest version for stability purposes for a few months. Though in my case when the latest version is installed I tend to only use that one anyway.

 

 

Yes, I should clean up.

Never more than 2 versions, current + previous on my machine.

Sometimes I forget when installing new versions.

 

But I need 3 times C4D anyway.

R19 - last version with VRAY

R20 - last version with non-cumbersome licensing system

R21- as I got it while still in maintanance contract period.

🙂

 

OK, and for the others I may need 1-2 Betas though.

But at least I should clean up my Dock.

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On 9/18/2020 at 6:18 PM, Matt Overton said:

Longer term would it be possible to set versions to understand when the file is another version is opened and offer up an option to open in the suitable version as well as the current options to convert or cancel?

 

 

@Matt Overton  YES!! Please. dear uh-whichever-non/deity-you-prefer YES!

Countless minutes spent in closing and re-opening through 'open with…' or other nonsense.

 

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On 9/18/2020 at 8:54 AM, fabrica said:

@Christiaan no problem , it won't let me upload the apple icon version to forum (file format!) but png attached -  Hex is : #A2B386  if needed! 

 

logo_2021.png

logo_2021.zip 268.73 kB · 8 downloads

Hey @fabrica I took the liberty of taking your *.png image file and making an *.ico of it to share so others don't need to convert it.

I love the colour you chose.  Thanks for sharing.

 

This is a PC file folks.  Use @Tom Klaber method above to change your versions icon.

 

Having to much fun now.  Here is one more.  GET BACK TO WORK YOU SLUGS!

VW-Logo_Minty.ico

VW-Logo_Bluey.ico

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Posted (edited)

How do I make Bluey work on a Mac? The finder does not recognize a .ico image.

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54 minutes ago, Bruce Kieffer said:

How do I make Bluey work on a Mac? The finder does not recognize a .ico image.


See this older post for instructions:

 

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