[Bf-committers] Fake User for Brushes

Daniel Salazar - 3Developer.com zanqdo at gmail.com
Thu Jul 22 01:48:24 CEST 2010

I suggest you take a look at Blender 2.4X databrowser (Shift F4), it had a
way to manage fake users (f). In 2.5 you have to use the outliner in
databrowse mode bu its not as easy/fast

Daniel Salazar

On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 4:59 PM, Jason Wilkins <jason.a.wilkins at gmail.com>wrote:

> Brushes all have an extra reference count that keeps them from getting
> deleted even when there is no paint mode that references one of them.  So
> it
> is possible to unlink a brush from every paint mode and it will still be
> saved in the .blend.  This apparently isn't a problem and is the purpose of
> the fake user, however there is no interface that will allow a user to
> permanently delete this brush or relink it into a paint mode again.  The
> result is that if a user creates and deletes lots of brushes they will
> cruft
> up the his saved files needlessly.  When I was editing startup.blend I
> created/deleted several brushes while creating a new set.  I noticed this
> problem and used the debugger to skip saving any brushes that were not in
> use by any of the paint modes.
> I'm assuming that the fake user acts as some sort of recycle bin so that
> deleted objects can be retrieved so I think the main problem here is the
> inability to recover brushes that have been unlinked.  In fact, there is no
> way to even, for example, link a brush used in texture paint into vertex
> paint or something like that.  (I may be wrong, before I changed it, the
> same Draw brush was linked into 3 different paint modes, but as far as I
> can
> tell I do not know how that was done).
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