[Bf-committers] Option to hide center dots

Campbell Barton cbarton at metavr.com
Thu Aug 4 05:18:47 CEST 2005

I would argue that drawing centres of selection defeats one of the  
purposes they are added for.

Drawing the centre of an object is usefull because Ctrl+RMB selects an 
object based on centre. turning it off for unselected makes it so you 
dont know where the centre is and you dont know where to click.
This also applys to lassoo in object mode which uses object centres also.
.. of course you can still use the object centres to de'select, but 
selecting once off is used a lot mode then de-selecting by centres.

A context sensitive way of doing it is to draw the centres when Ctrl is 
pressed (Would be nice for RMB centre select but not so good for lassoo 
in object mode)

Best to make it an option so the user has a choice- theres my 2c,

- Cam

> Either way sounds good to me. But some way to make them disappear 
> would be nice.
> Johnny
> On 8/3/05, *Alexander Ewering* <blender at instinctive.de 
> <mailto:blender at instinctive.de>> wrote:
>     On Thu, 4 Aug 2005, Alexander Ewering wrote:
>     >
>     > Hi,
>     >
>     > may I add an option to the "View Properties" floating panel to hide
>     > the Center dots? They get terribly annoying in a dense scene with a
>     > lot of objects.
>     Another option would be doing it the iblender way, which only shows
>     them on selected objects.
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