[Bf-committers] "Blender, an appraisal from a first time user"

Sybren A. Stüvel sybren at stuvel.eu
Wed Jan 6 13:25:51 CET 2016

On Sun, Jan 03, 2016 at 05:16:22PM -0200, Xavier Thomas wrote:
> I think the user is refering to the message you recieve when opening
> a non blender file with the main blender "Open..."
> (wm.open_mainfile) operator and not when opening it in the image
> editor or clip editor or compositor or sequencer (most first time
> users don't even know what those are).
> This is a very common misshap for new user wating to edit video,
> they open Blender, go to the menu File->Open-> deactive the
> extension filtering and open an avi.

I think this may be easily handled when we have more explicit
workflows in Blender. Then you can use the "active workflow" to guess
what the user actually wants to do, and load it as a video in the
motion tracker interface, add it to the VSE or load it as a video
texture. Right now we'd have to guess, and I think that's a difficult

Sybren A. Stüvel

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