[Bf-committers] proposal for better integration of addon functionality
gaia.clary at machinimatrix.org
Tue Feb 26 10:41:14 CET 2013
Currently you can not tell if a button or a panel has been added by an
We also can not always add additional functionality to meaningful locations.
A hypothetical example:
Lets say my addon has added a new transform function in Object mode:
"Transform Origin to Active"
The natural location for that new option would be (marked with "[A]"):
Object -> Transform -> ...
Origin to Geometry
Origin to 3D Cursor
[A] Origin to Active
But an addon can not add new menu entries "inbetween" existing entries.
We only can add a menu entry to the top or the bottom of a menu.
And we can not tell if a function has been added by an Addon or if it is
a Blender default.
A possible solution:
1.) mark menu buttons as addon using a color code and/or an icon,
similar to how blender 2.49 marked python scripts.
2.) Optional: allow to click on the marker icon and get beamed to the
online documentation of that function (currently available under RMB ->
3.) Allow to add menu buttons at any functional reasonable location
within a menu.
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