[Bf-committers] Import based on extension

Campbell Barton ideasman42 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 15 00:37:46 CEST 2013

On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 3:25 AM, Jan Albartus <albartus at home.nl> wrote:
> Maybe in a future version Blender could handle importing of files by
> clicking import and blender showing only supported files the user can
> click to import into Blender, instead of the current way of first
> deciding which file to import.
> Normally the current works well, but sometimes it's just easier to show
> supported files first and base the selection on which importer to use on
> that. (especially when finding out which format to import works best)
> Advantage:
> + More task orientated workflow
> Disadvantage:
> - Does not show an overview of supported formats

This has come up before, and it can be done.

The main thing to resolve is how to show operator options (some way to
re-initialize different operator properties when selecting a file with
a different extension).

- Campbell

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