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