[Bf-committers] Cheap Tweak Mode

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Sun Jan 16 13:42:06 CET 2005


> An alternative, which may be more blender-like, could be to make the  
> hotkeys 'tweakable', without pressing a mouse button at all. i.e.  
> press and hold G key to select what's under the mouse and start  
> moving, release G key to stop moving. Perhaps this could be  
> advantageous over the Wings style, because you could then use all the  
> different transforms quickly like scale, rotate, etc, while Wings only  
> has move in its tweak mode. I think Modo has a feature like this, too.

No problem with re-evaluating such methods at all. :)
In Blender the use of gestures, lasso, click-drag grab, selection, etc.  
could all be refined into a clear coherent design we can stick to for  
all future development.
It is not so much I am against 'cheap tweak mode', but prefer to  
emphasize some non-standard things in Blender are not 'stupid' but  
instead based on practical & experienced design concepts.

It's also the old "being compatible" versus "being innovative" (or  
different) here...

>> Holding a mouse button while doing an action and have it stop working  
>> on a button-release is just *bad*. The muscle stress of holding  
>> button is the #1 reason for people to get injuries.
> I might note that this is only really true for a mouse. For tablets,  
> it's the opposite. Click-drag-release is really the only usable and  
> accurate way to go - for me, using current Blender with a tablet is  
> infuriating and a waste of time. So for that purpose, Chris' patch is  
> just excellent :)

Yep I agree, but tablets require (and offer) different methods anyway,  
useful to provide the appropriate methods for it, but most likely as an  


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