[Bf-funboard] support for render view plugins

Gregor Mückl bf-funboard@blender.org
Thu, 3 Jul 2003 10:17:34 +0200

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Am Donnerstag, 3. Juli 2003 00:13 schrieb Matze Braun:
> Hi,
> I'm involved in the Crystal Space project and the blend2cs converter.
> Recently we've been thinking how an optimal solution for designing CS maps
> would look like in blender:
> -It should be possible for plugins to integrate own opengl views into
>  blender. This would give the possibility to have a realtime CS view while
>  editing the models. This would need some c++ plugin API I think...
> -It should also be possible to extend blender UI with scripts. It should
>  be possible to extend/replace or add new windows to blender. At least
>  adding new buttons to the button window would be really usefull. Then we
>  could easily write python plugins for handling all the CS specific
>  properties of a model.

Creating own windows with own UI elements is already possible in blender. Take 
the Yable script as a reference:


They do a very good job on this, although I found the extra window really 
confusing when I tried it out. So I think the idea of adding new panes to the 
button window (that's how I understand this) is not that bad.

> Greetings,
> 	Matze
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