[Bf-committers] Group a layers patch (Farsthary)

joe joeedh at gmail.com
Mon Aug 17 21:34:22 CEST 2009

Interesting idea.  I'd never thought of using groups like layers like that.


On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 11:09 PM, <echelon at infomail.upr.edu.cu> wrote:
> Hi all!
>  Few days ago as a proof of concept (I mean, need recode if is considered
> for commit :) I has code a simple patch http://farsthary.wordpress.com
> that turn the group entry in the Outliner windows like a layer manager
> since making a research on how layer manager where implemented in the
> big packages showed that the main functionality of layers where toggling
> visibility, freezing objects,toggling renderability and naming for
> better logical organization.
>  Others functionality like layer coloring, and several representation
> options while useful in some contexts are less relevant for them.
>  In blender, groups has much more uses than like a layer manager but I
> think the proposal could be usefull.
>  The issue regarding if an object belong to two or more groups I think
> should be up to the user: toggling a group visibility always set all
> child objets visibility to the same as the group selected, that way
> toggling two times you can ensure that no hidden object that belong to
> that group are in other group. Moreover, if a user will use a group as a
> layer only he/she could named that group with layer_... and ensure non
> overlapping in that case.
>  I would like to know proposals or reviews of it at farsthary84 at gmail.com.
>                                           Cheers to all
>                              Farsthary
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