[Bf-committers] Loopcut tool

joe joeedh at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 17:00:11 CEST 2009

Loopcut is one of *the* most-wanted features in 2.5, so I figured
waiting for macros to improve to a more usable level wasn't a good
idea.  I will be modifying the code to make more use of macro features
as they become available/stable.


On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 7:49 AM, Roland Hess <rolandh at reed-witting.com> wrote:
> 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,
> Cuts,
> Lets you tweak the cut operator afterward for both multiple cuts and
> edge slide.
> Sound reasonable?
> --
> Roland Hess
> harkyman
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