[Bf-funboard] Menus and toolbox intentions

Samo Korosec bf-funboard@blender.org
Thu, 07 Aug 2003 14:39:20 +0200


Ton Roosendaal wrote:
> Hi,
> http://mrl.nyu.edu/projects/quikwriting/
> Would be cool if we can find usage for this as well...

This can be great for people using tablets (and a lot of artists do). 
The thing I found cumbersome with most implementations is the speed 
decrease that can happen when waiting for menus to "pop" up or the 
software to "do someting".

A pie-like menu with maybe a bigger indicator of where the user 
currently is navigating around (I still like OS X' volume/sound pop-up!) 
could be great.

How about having a safe-like-knob menu and using the scrollwheel to 
navigate it (turn it left/right)? For example:

- pop up pie-like menu, use gestures to select the correct "functional 
area", or direction
- when that is selected, another circle pops up _around_ the pie menu, 
the top-most piece being the selecet option (maybe also being the most 
used one)
- scrollwheel runs trough the menu entries, down for right-scrolling up 
for left-scrolling

Most people have a scrollwheel mouse these days and we could make some 
use of it. And thinking about it, it could be used in normal blender 
menus as well. Scroll-click is definately faster than moving the mouse 
around. :o)

kind regards,