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

Kester Maddock bf-committers@blender.org
Tue, 14 Oct 2003 17:51:46 +1300

I suggested RMB as an exit for these reasons:

1. Enter and KKEY are not touch typeable if you have a mouse in your 
right hand.
2. It wasn't doing anything.
3. You still get the option of cancelling.
4. I coded it and liked it for the quick end to the cut process.
5. It remembers whether you did Intersect or 50% cuts last - the work 
flow becomes: KKEY, LMB, Drag, RMB, LMB or Flick.  (So you could argue 
that it does end with a LMB.)

And the bad points:
It breaks user consistency.

To be really consistent, you would: KKEY, Drag to draw the trail, LMB to 
exit/RMB to cancel/Shift LMB to do a point-point line.   You could also 
Ctrl-KKEY to start a 50% intersect knife.


Robert Wenzlaff wrote:

>On Monday 13 October 2003 09:14 pm, Matt Ebb wrote:
>>On this topic, I also agree with theeth's suggestion on the tuhopuu-devel
>>list or making RMB cancel rather than confirm, to try and keep some sort of
>>consistent behaviour. To be really consistent, brush select could be made
>>to work that way too (enter to confirm, RMB to cancel) though that idea may
>>not be all that popular.
>That I'll agree with.  The tool sat in tuhopuu for a month and a half, and I 
>got exactly 1 comment on RMB.  It went the wrong way....
>>I've been using the knife very extensively in tuhopuu (and I love it! :)
>>and I don't think I've ever used the '50%' option. Unless anyone else has
>>good reasons for keeping it, I'd say get rid of it - it makes the tool more
>>streamlined, simple and fast without the extra choices (which must get made
>>with every cut..grr).
>This again comes down to the point that it's difficult to draw accurately with 
>the mouse, and the original intent of the tool (which was to selectivly add 
>geometry to a mesh).  It escentially gives a "loop cut", but the loop can be 
>defined arbitrarily as opposed to Goofster's loop algorithm.  One click (or 
>one extra enter, since Pupmenu remembers last choice), to possibly avoid 
>having to move dozens of verts.
>I agree that "50%" is less useful now that MMB and polyline are working than 
>it was,  but I don't know if it's less useful enough to drop.