[Bf-cycles] Overlay OpenGL Elements in "Rendered" Mode

Brecht Van Lommel brechtvanlommel at pandora.be
Thu Jun 28 12:12:55 CEST 2012

I agree it's useful, just haven't gotten around to implementing
something like this. Right now it's just drawing all 2D things on top,
which is easy, with 3D stuff like the manipulator or wireframes it's
more complicated.


On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 6:06 PM, Steffen Dünner
<steffen.duenner at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi!
> I don't know if this is the right place for this, but I just had an idea
> that would make working with Cycles a lot more interactive:
> In "Rendered" mode, only the result of Cycles is displayed PLUS the 3D
> cursor (which I for myself don't need so terribly often, especially in this
> mode).
> Would it be also possible to somehow "overlay" other OpenGL elements (like
> the manipulator, lamps or selected objects outlines or wireframes) over this
> result?
> This way one would not need to switch back and forth between different modes
> so often.
> I'm not a big modo user or fan, but they call something similar "RayGL"
> mode: you can even use it during modeling.
> Is this an idea worth thinking about?
> Cheers
> Steffen
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