[Bf-committers]  trunk/blender/source/blender: Toggle links tool for Node Editor
bebraw at gmail.com
Fri Dec 28 09:34:04 CET 2007
>> This functionality is analogue to one found in object editing modes except
>> for its additional toggle functionality.
>In edit the analogue functionality is called Erase and uses Xkey. Just
>in case you want to copy the workflow in a consistent way. Fkey and
>Xkey, no toggling. ;]
It is true it works exactly like that (f key, x key) elsewhere. The
advantage of "toggle" is that the user doesn't have to care about
selection status of the nodes.
If it worked so that f sets only connection (no toggle) and x would be
used to delete a connection, it would result in a popup menu (see
curve edit mode). This menu would be used to determine whether to
remove nodes or the defined connection.
Personally I prefer the toggle functionality as it doesn't distract
workflow as much as the menu does. Popup menu is a blocking action.
So essentially it boils down to "toggle vs. create connection/delete
connection separately" issue. There are three ways to solve the
1. Give up toggle (no "delete" on f) and replace it with x in the node editor.
2. Add toggle elsewhere (curve, mesh edit).
3. Compromise of 1. and 2.
Juho "BeBraw" Vepsäläinen
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