[Bf-committers] T3 UI migration

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Thu Nov 24 16:58:50 CET 2005


As promised, I would review with Matt the feasibility of migrating the  
rest of Tuhopuu3 UI work over... the layout for buttons and panels.

My first check, on display buttons, was relative positive, but the  
amount of additional work there is still substantial. It will take a  
couple of hours of work, and that for just 4 panels. In Blender there's  
over a hundred panels already, making the total work (for 1 person)  
about 5-10 days...
This not calculating in additional work, such as reviews, testing, and  
incorporating feedback with additional shuffles in the UI (like  
Guillermos doc).

The button layout will have a big impact for users, it has a lot of  
political 'personal taste' dangers we need to bypass too. Even whilst  
the current UI has a whole lot of design errors, for a reshuffle I  
rather take more time to ensure we're really doing things properly.

So; my proposal is:

- Make Panel/Button layout redesign a 2.41 target
- Find/appoint a small team of devs to work on the migration
   (Too bad Matt and I are quite busy still for the next three months)
- Start committing finished panels right after the 2.40 release, when  
back to 'bcon 1'.

BTW; Matt's original design doc is still very good:

It is really possible to make a rationally structured, and workflow  
based (minimum amount of mouse motion and clicks) design. :)


Ton Roosendaal  Blender Foundation ton at blender.org  

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