[Bf-committers] Floating buttons proposal

Brecht Van Lommel brechtvanlommel at pandora.be
Fri Jun 15 16:01:43 CEST 2012


I'm missing details on how you interact with these floating things, a
mockup, an example for how they would be used, etc. For me it seems
that this would be another way to present what we already have in
panels and menus. So how do these coexist, what goes where? Right now
we basically have a toolbar, a redo panel, and properties of the

Could they be some sort of region inside a space like we have now, but
overlayed with a transparent background?

Also explicit values for pixel sizes should be avoided in scripts,
that doesn't work well with a zoomable interface, and makes it more
complicated to drop in a button between others. It's nice to allow
flexibility but in the end I think you mostly want e.g. a row of icons
for a toolbar, or undocking some panel, .. ? So it may not need that
many layout code changes, that seems lower priority to me.


On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 8:06 PM, Jorge Rodriguez
<jorge at lunarworkshop.com> wrote:
> As part of my GSoC I'm going to be implementing some floating buttons in
> the 3D view. It should help with usability, with reducing clutter in the
> properties/tool panels, and with tablet users. I'd like some Blender devs
> to please review it and make comments so that I can revise it before it's
> updated.
> http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/User:Vino/Floating_Buttons_Proposal
> Thank you.
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> Jorge "Vino" Rodriguez
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