[Bf-committers] exit in blender

Claudio "malefico" Andaur malefico at manosdigitales.com
Sat Apr 19 23:45:08 CEST 2008

Hi guys,

At "Plumiferos" we dealed with this problem in infinite occasions, even 
though most of us were experienced users, sometimes we worked with two, 
three and even four blender sessions at once, In those cases it's fairly 
easy to shutdown without having saved something.

What we did was:

1- Add a confirmation ON FILE LOAD (if you have unsaved changes) This was 
optional since many animators complained.

2- Add a confirmation on EXIT, IF THERE WERE CHANGES or pushes in UNDO 
Stack. Other wise Blender quits right away without even the current 
"Quit?" prompt.

3- Add a custom .backup folder were copies of the current file were saved 
every Autosave time.

4- Add a "Clean Backup" option so, this folder is emptied whenever you 
wanted (not automatically done).

With all these together, it was really hard to loose something...

All these are available as patches, ask Diego Borghetti (bdiego) if want 
to check them out. They're also available in Plumiblender at 

Best regards

Claudio "malefico" Andaur

Character Technical Director
Manos Digitales Animation Studio

On Sat, 19 Apr 2008, Campbell Barton wrote:

> quit.blend is a weak solution to me,
> * editmode changes are not saved
> * it isnt created if users dont have write permissions to the temp dir
> (apparently this happens on some windows setups)
> * loading the blend file from a different location will break relative
> linked library data.
> IMHO blender should ask for quitting like most other apps do.
> at the moment this is the most requested for change on
> http://www.blenderstorm.org/qapoll/ideas/most_popular_ever/
> developers like being able to open/close blender fast for testing, but
> I think users would rather their work is not lost by accident.
> On Sat, Apr 19, 2008 at 3:59 AM, GSR <gsr.b3d at infernal-iceberg.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>  bebinalpha at gmail.com (2008-04-19 at 0721.28 +0530):
>>> When i accidentally clicked the exit button in blender it closes without any
>> > confirmation message i frequently loose my file this way how to prevent it
>>  http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Manual/User_Preferences
>>  and search the text quit.blend for the info.
>>  GSR
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