[Bf-committers] load all children of selected objects?

Matt Ebb matt at mke3.net
Fri Jan 6 12:43:17 CET 2006

On Jan 6, 2006, at 6:07 AM, Ed Halley wrote:

> I have been looking into the loader code, hoping to add a new feature:
>   "Include Children of Selected Objects"
> I generally understand how the loader is working, but am not clear  
> about whether the information is ordered in the file in such a way  
> that this calculation could be done in a single pass.
> It's really frustrating to try to make a useful library of  
> composite objects, when at load time, the various components are  
> (1) not included according to hierarchy, and (2) not shown  
> according to hierarchy like the outliner view.  You have to resort  
> to really annoying prefix formula names for objects, or throw out  
> all but the components of one composite object.

Have you tried the group/duplication features in the orange branch?  
We're using them all the time here for that exact purpose and they're  
absolutely fantastic.

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