[Bf-committers] Group selection menu

Douglas Bischoff bf-committers@blender.org
Fri, 18 Jul 2003 12:02:51 -0400

On Friday, July 18, 2003, at 11:54 AM, Alexander Ewering wrote:

>   1 - Children
>   2 - Immediate Children
>   3 - Parent
>   4 - Objects on shared layers
>   1: Selects all direct children of the active object
>   2: Select all children, children's children etc. of the active object
>   3: Makes the parent of the current object active, and deselects the
>      active object
>   4: Selects all objects that share at least one layer with the active
>      object

I think you got the descriptions of 1 & 2 backwards?

> The question now is: Does it make sense to assign SHIFT-P (still free)
> as a hotkey for 'Parent', and SHIFT-C for 'Children'? That way, one can
> very quickly find and select object hierarchies. (Select any object
> in the hierarchy, hit SHIFT-P until you find the desired 'parent 
> level',
> then just SHIFT-C to select all children and duplicate them, move them
> to another layer, etc.)

Hm... do you mean <shift>-P for "Select Parent" and <shift>-C for 
"Select Children?" If so, that's not a bad idea: would make traversing 
heirarchies easier (as you say). The "Select Children" would be a bit 
more awkward if you have 2 child objects, each of which have their own 
2 child objects, etc. You might get the object you WANT... but you'd 
also end up with a BUNCH you don't.