[Bf-committers] 3D Cursor and Border Select

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Fri Mar 2 14:12:17 CET 2012

Hi all,

I propose to accept what Campbell suggests now, this will be fine for everyone.
Next to that I'll contact the UI team to get either new members or to get reactivated more.

This and next week my time is fully reserved to get the Mango team installed and working here though. So, give me a couple of weeks? I really like to get this done well, it's not being ignored. :)



Ton Roosendaal  Blender Foundation   ton at blender.org    www.blender.org
Blender Institute   Entrepotdok 57A  1018AD Amsterdam   The Netherlands

On 27 Feb, 2012, at 17:30, Campbell Barton wrote:

> In this case it looks like LMB-Click-Drag can be border select and
> LMB-Click can be cursor set. (fine for pro's and new users IMHO).
> But have to say I disagree with the rationale that blender should
> default to some new user friendly config (ei - dumbed down).
> Pro's/Advanced users still...
> * do tutorials (which will likely use defaults)
> * like to sit down on someone elses workstation and be productive
> without messing about with key-configs.
> * update blender without having to worry about conflicts in their key-config.
> of course anyone with really specialist workflow may want to modify
> their key config but dont think its reasonable to put advanced users
> at a disadvantage by giving them defaults which mainly focus teething
> pains for new users.
> On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 1:53 AM, Jonathan Williamson
> <jonathan at cgcookie.com> wrote:
>> I think one of the key points in this whole discussion, that Daniel originally brought up, is how the 3D Cursor setting causes many problems for new users trying to learn Blender. Frankly, it doesn't really matter how the professionals want it because we have the keymaps, as others have said. Professionals will change the keys to their liking but new users won't; particularly those with no 3D experience.
>> Whenever I'm teaching completely new users the 3D Cursor is one of the things they struggle with the most. They mostly struggle with it because they don't understand what it really is or what it is used for but they constantly, inadvertently moving it around and thus misplacing every object they add to the scene. Mike Pan and I saw this constantly during our recent workshop in India.
>> --
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>> CG Cookie, Inc
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>> On Monday, February 27, 2012 at 6:59 AM, Yousef Hurfoush wrote:
>>> hi
>>>> Blender has a certain behind its workflowso, what is the philosophy behind pressing b every second?
>>> Regards
>>> Yousef Harfoush
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