[Bf-committers] Loopcut tool

Roland Hess rolandh at reed-witting.com
Wed Sep 16 15:49:04 CEST 2009

I see there was a new commit for a Ctrl-R-LMB for loop cut. I'm guessing 
that's a response to my mail to this list from yesterday? Hard to tell 
with no additional information and no recorded discussion...

I was thinking about this last night, and wondered if this isn't 
something that should wait for macros. Really, that's what the nice 
functionality of the old tools was -- several discreet tools chained 
together in seamless sequence. First, you got a previewable loop select, 
which rolled over/integrated with an ability to choose multi-cut and 
slide the not-yet-cut edge, which rolled over into a tool that actually 
made the cut(s).

This seems like an ideal case for a macro. As long as there are ops for 
loop select, cutting along a selected set of edges and edge slide, you 
can macro this. In the end, you could do all of these steps 
individually, but from a tools standpoint, the user would use the 
command (or key, tool button) to trigger the Loop Cut Macro which:

Does the interactive loop select,
Lets you tweak the cut operator afterward for both multiple cuts and 
edge slide.

Sound reasonable?

Roland Hess

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