[Bf-committers] 3D view / widgets patch

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Mon Apr 25 12:46:10 CEST 2005


>       I had a bit of spare time today, so I made some new icons for  
> the widget mode buttons, and while I was at it added a menu button for  
> Orientation, which shows Local/Global/Normals orientation.

It would help if you added a picture to the mail.. is it still this:

I can't really say I'm proud of the current icons for widgets, but this  
doesn't look to me as a real improvement. Each icon has different  
'language' and style (like rotate has 'motion', the translate has a  
round center, scale has square center?)

> (The Normals option is not applicable in Object mode, but removing it  
> caused a blank button when exiting Edit Mode/Normals orientation).  
> This may be a bit less useful now that we have alt-space, but it is at  
> the very least a good indicator of which mode you're in.

Yah, we need something like this in a menu, it could be much smaller  

>       Also, with this patch, it would probably be a good idea to bring  
> back the "click widget center to change orientation" behavior, now  
> that you can clearly see the orientation mode immediately. It was very  
> quick and useful to change modes by clicking :)

Rotate widget currently has no center... someone else suggested to make  
'click widget without moving mouse' doing same as pressing G/R/S  
hotkeys, moving around without need to hold down mouse.
Needs some experimenting.

>  You can get the patch at http://www.cgartwork.com/jms/widgets.patch
>  (I tried attatching the patch to my email, but I kept getting a "post  
> bounced" message that said my email was too big).

There are 400+ (or so) subscribers to this list, better not send each  
of them huge mails... patches can also be put in our patch tracker if  
you don't have the webspace.


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