[Bf-committers] proposal for a small UI improvement for driver setup

Gaia Clary gaia.clary at machinimatrix.org
Sun Jun 4 13:06:48 CEST 2017

The current solution to this situation is also not a good idea i believe :)

However, isn't there a difference here between ?

- a global definition in user preferences
- a session related setting

In that sense i believe my proposal is not that bad, as it allows to
set the autorun option right on spot (where the drivers are defined)
but only for the current session. And it avoids the display of an error
and it seemsvery intuitive to me.

Also i believe when there is a bad idea at all here, then it is to force
the user to enable scripting when all they want is to use drivers.
Of course i know Campbell has put some effort into this to see how python
could be made more secure so that using it within drivers would no longer
be a security problem, and "python in drivers" could be always enabled.
But as far as  i know there is no satisfying solution for this,
so drivers still need to have auto run enabled.

Anyways, it was just a proposal, if its not useful, then its ok for me.
I asked at least :)


On 04.06.2017 10:26, Sergey Sharybin wrote:
> Hi,
> This isn't a good idea. You should not expose same user setting all over
> the interface. All those settings should be kept in a centralized place.
> On Sun, Jun 4, 2017 at 1:04 AM, Aaron Carlisle <carlisle.b3d at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> I think it is a good idea, I also think that it would be fine to have this
>> in 2.79.
>> Aaron Carlisle
>> Picture taker | Bit cruncher | Pixel pusher | Document writer | Artist
>> Project administrator for the Blender 3D Documentation Project
>> On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 1:04 PM, Gaia Clary <gaia.clary at machinimatrix.org>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi;
>>> Assume you have disabled "Autorun Python Scripts" by default.
>>> Now add a new driver and step into the graph editor to edit
>>> the Driver python expression.
>>> Currently you will see an error text in the panel.
>>> But what about a change like in the image here:
>>>       http://pasteall.org/pic/show.php?id=116080
>>> If this is an acceptable improvement, is that something that
>>> could possibly already go into Blender 2.79 or would that be only
>>> good for Blender 2.8 ?
>>> cheers,
>>> Gaia
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