[Bf-committers] Proposal on Default Settings

metalliandy metalliandy666 at googlemail.com
Sun May 6 18:32:00 CEST 2012

I really think its a bad idea to disable the 3d manipulator. People who 
don't like it can disable it if they want, but it should be on, imho, as 
Blender is a modelling application first and foremost.
All other 3d applications show it by default so I'm not sure why Blender 
should be any different. We really don't want to be different just for 
the sake of it and there are certain conventions that we should adhere too.
New users and those migrating from other 3d packages will expect it to 
be there also.

Its the same with trackball rotation. Most 3d applications, afaik, use 

The defaults discussion really needs more user input on a public forum 
to get a proper consensus. The first I had heard about the new defaults 
proposal was today and many uses don't religiously hang out on IRC or 
follow every step that Blender makes on Twitter.


On 06/05/2012 17:18, François T. wrote:
>> *Trackball Rotation* instead of Turntable *(used to be this way)*
> really ? you are sure people does prefer Trackball ?
> Disable/Hide the *3D manipulator* (clutters 3DView and is "bad practice"
>> for starters)
> Why is it bad practice ? actually becareful to not make things frustrating
> for starters !
> *Ambient Occlusion* to *Multiply* instead of Add
> taking about bad practice, thats usually one
> 2012/5/6 PabloVazquez.org<venomgfx at gmail.com>
>> Hi Devs (and curious people on the list like myself),
>> As mentioned in the meeting, here is a list of proposal defaults based
>> on community feedback from users (both old and new), and teachers.
>> http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Proposed_Default_Settings
>> There are fair reasons for each one of these changes, if you need more
>> explanation you can ask here or in the Wiki.
>> Cheers!
>> --
>> Pablo Vazquez
>> CG Artist - Blender Foundation Certified Trainer
>> Twitter: http://twitter.com/venomgfx
>> E-Mail: contact at pablovazquez.org
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