[Bf-committers] OOPs Wishlist

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Wed, 14 Apr 2004 08:07:35 -0500

On 14 Apr 2004 at 14:30, Ton Roosendaal wrote:

> Hi,
> I agree the Oops system is lacking a lot of functionality.
> There are issues with the display as well, where the blocks just show  
> up quite unarranged. The first idea I had - storing fixed locations for  
> oops-blocks - might have been a wrong choice, since it is just too much  
> work creating a nice diagram manually.
> Would be interesting to explore means of automatically generating fixed  
> structures instead, which provide easier searching and locating of data.
What would people prefer as a way of organizing the schematic? 
storing types in the same location: eg. all images in the same spot, 
all meshes in the same location,. or tree structure perhaps, with the 
scene oops as the root, or some other way?
> Next thing then to work on is indeed being able to manually assign  
> relationships. This not only for parenting, but could work for Meshes,  
> Materials, etc. as well.
> The buttons UI code (interface.c) has an example for linking/unlinking  
> code. You might want to check this out (copy code and reuse?).
> > more display information for each oops object (tooltip?)
> What kind of info?
I was thinking about polycounts for meshes, filesizes for images that 
sort of thing. I don't know how much metadata there actually is to 
display for each kind of object but I'm sure there is more than just 
the name. The oops Schematic would be a good place to display that 
information I think.
> > creating objects and automatically setting the buttons window to the
> > appropriate view to edit said object
> Not sure what the use is here... what 3d location objects will be added  
> then?
This would really be more useful for adding materials and textures 
and images than anything else. Objects that don't need a spatial 
location per se but we might want create a material and assign that 
material to a mesh from the oops schematic.
> -Ton-
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