[Bf-committers] Proposal on Default Settings

Joshua Leung aligorith at gmail.com
Mon May 7 03:17:25 CEST 2012


Trackball vs Turntable:
I've always preferred turntable over trackball, and was responsible
for the changeover in 2.60. IMO, 99% of trackballs out there are
completely unusable as they are far too sensitive to vertical mouse
movement, making it far too easy to accidentally tilt the view in
unexpected/nausea-inducing ways. Perhaps trackballs may have a bit
more freedom for getting into some tricky corners of models, but only
if we could temper these tendencies for most cases. For reference, the
p3d trackball comes closer to being sane than Blender's, though even
then, it's still a bit on the sensitive side in places.

On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 6:04 AM, Alberto Torres <kungfoobar at gmail.com> wrote:
> - Disable bone envelopes. Also it's confusing having the same options
> both in the modifier and the armature. Which are the good ones?
I got rid of the armature ones yesterday. So, only the ones in the
modifiers are actually relevant.

> Please don't:
> - Rotate around selection (that's crossed out anyway). It's very
> awkward when changing selections (as they're not in the center
> usually) and it's much more useful to be used to the behaviiour of
> panning and/or using numpad period or shift+B to change the rotation
> pivot. Maybe it would be good to have "change rotation pivot when
> selecting if selection is in center", it would be much more intuitive
> but I'd have to try it to be sure.
IIRC, Rotate around selection doesn't work that well, but auto depth
tends to work quite well.

> Other thoughts:
> - I would agree on the view clip to <0.100 if it wouldn't mangle
> editmode wireframe.
> - I always set autosave to 1 minute and disable manipulator, but I
> don't care what are the defaults for this.
> My proposals:
> I always change console autocompletion to TAB.
> Text editor should have ctrl+D for comment, as it has ctrl+shift+D for
> uncomment.
Obviously this comes from someone who doesn't use a text editor that
supports Ctrl-D for duplicate ;)

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