[Bf-committers] Snap Icon

Matt Ebb matt at mke3.net
Tue Jan 23 05:27:36 CET 2007

On 23/01/2007, at 2:47 PM, Martin Poirier wrote:

> Isn't the magnet symbol usually used for Proportional
> Editing Tools in other applications?
> Do we really want to reuse that metaphor for snapping?

Well, sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't. Maya uses a magnet icon  
for example. Yes there may be a tiny bit of initial confusion from  
people who are used to other apps in which it's called magnet or  
whatever, but seeing the name in the tooltip and the new menu next to  
it should be pretty self-explanatory I'd hope.

I personally think that magnet is a better metaphor for snapping  
anyway, regardless of what other apps use :) Proportional edit  
doesn't really make your vertices etc stick to anything like a magnet  
does, it just pulls them around like they're attached to each other.



Matt Ebb . matt at mke3.net . http://mke3.net

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