[Bf-committers] Re: [Bf-blender-cvs] ....(knife tool)

Ton Roosendaal bf-committers@blender.org
Mon, 13 Oct 2003 16:55:39 +0200

Hi Alexander, Robert,

>   Robert (DetectiveThorn) Wenzlaff's Knife subdivide tool. See previous
>   message on Bf-committers for description.

To enable making release notes, and for creating a good history in CVS,  
I prefer to have functional descriptions in the CVS commit mail. After  
a few months it will be impossible to find a 'previous message' on  
another mailinglist...

Also the description Robert gave here isn't complete. Try to write  
something that can be directly copied to a changelog for Blender users!

I've tested the new tool, and it works fabulous! I should check this  
intersecting code once.... :-)

The interaction is something we should reconstruct. This includes 2  
successive modes which only confuse, and don't work in a way compatible  
with the rest of Blender.

Analyzing the tool, there are four choices involved:

- 'freehand' drawing or 'polygon' drawing
- cut exact, or cut halfway faces

These choices should be made *before* you start using the knife tool.  

- either these settings go to the EditButtons, allowing a user to start  
the tool with only the hotkey
- or the user gets a popup with these choices in it.

- in 'freehand mode' the cutting should happen immediately after  
releasing the mouse.
- in 'polygon mode' you can still allow drawing freehand inbetween (as  
it works now)
- the name "50%" is unclear. Name it "Cut halfway" and "Cut exact" or  
- I would love to see a real cutting cursor once... on OSX it changes  
in a normal cursor, very confusing.



Ton Roosendaal  Blender Foundation ton@blender.org