Todays software icons are rather a piece of an art than just a «piece of information». Back in the 90s, they were of just 16×16 pixels of 16 different colors; therefore, we couldnt expect much those days «icon editors» a palette of colors and the capability to draw point-by-point were just enough.
But then, the change of hardware capabilities (screen resolutions, number of colors and number of icons inside a typical application) has resulted into change of aesthetics. Todays icon designer should think of shadows, gradients, transparencies and a high level of refinement.
Tiger Icon Studio 3D implements the most advanced approach to the issue: the software combines both 2D and 3D icon editors! The both units are well organized and pretty looking (with ribbons and informative panes), and both demonstrate the features common for «grown-up» image editors. In 3D, you have a normal scene, cameras, lights, primitives, vertices, textures Then you render this 3D scene to your icon, and have objects with a very «correct» (realistic) look. The 2D editor can be used after the 3D rendering or as standalone authoring tool for «flat» icons; but check out how advanced the tool is! You have layers, transparencies, complex polygons and easy transformations on the picture. Thats how the modern icon design should look: just like the design of large graphics, but even more convenient.
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