[Bf-cycles] Procedural Noise clarity

Kel M kelvinshrek at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 20:57:18 CET 2011

On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 3:46 PM, Thomas Dinges <blender at dingto.org> wrote:

>  Well, we have not changed the procedural textures in years!!
> I don't like the argument that developers should stop doing changes just
> due to documentation.
> Improving our current procedurals is really needed, and some changes there
> won't hurt.
Well, you make a good point there. I'm not saying that developers should
just stop editing everything, just to think about what kind of effects it
would have. And yeah, after thinking about it more, a unified noise texture
makes more sense than what we have now. Perhaps make the 'Clouds',
'Marble', etc. as a row of buttons at the top of the Noise texture panel,
that would alleviate confusion. :)

> We always have to make sure we do better. If these changes simplify code
> and usability, do it.
> And I agree with Daniel and Brecht here, we have some textures that nearly
> do the same, unifying them is a good way forward.
> And again, it's not that we change such things every few weeks. ;-)

> Am 03.11.2011 20:40, schrieb Kel M:
> We're not talking about Cycles. I don't think Brecht or Daniel even
> mentioned it.
> And yes, 2.5 wreaked havoc, but the benefits far outweighed any
> documentation problems. As for reorganizing the textures, well, that can be
> debated, cost vs. benefits.
> And, beginners don't follow development, or read release logs.
> On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 3:34 PM, Thomas Dinges <blender at dingto.org> wrote:
>>  Tutorials are valid for the version they have been written for.
>> If a Tutorial is done with 2.60, it's nice if it's still 100% accurate
>> for 2.61, but imho this should not restrict us from doing changes. We have
>> to document the changes well in the release logs and then it is fine.
>> You could bring the same argument for lots of changes actually. Should we
>> not have done 2.5, because compared to 2.4 all the buttons are elsewhere?
>> ;-)
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