[Bf-funboard] Re: [Bf-committers] Group selection menu
Sun, 20 Jul 2003 12:44:30 +0200
Option '3' is confusing... I think it's for Blender users important to
communicate the difference between 'active' and 'selected' well.
This third option works different as the others:
- it takes the current active Object (selected or not)
- deselects it, and selects and activates the Parent.
The other three options in the menu work on 'selection' status only.
I would propose to change it a bit:
- call the third option "Activate Parent".
- don't change selection of the old active Object.
That way it will work more compatible with the other options.
On Friday, Jul 18, 2003, at 17:54 Europe/Amsterdam, Alexander Ewering
> I've just committed the "Group selection" menu, which offers the
> following options (use SHIFT-G to invoke):
> 1 - Children
> 2 - Immediate Children
> 3 - Parent
> 4 - Objects on shared layers
> 1: Selects all direct children of the active object
> 2: Select all children, children's children etc. of the active object
> 3: Makes the parent of the current object active, and deselects the
> active object
> 4: Selects all objects that share at least one layer with the active
> Useful for stepping through object hierarchies and for quickly
> objects belonging together.
> The question now is: Does it make sense to assign SHIFT-P (still free)
> as a hotkey for 'Parent', and SHIFT-C for 'Children'? That way, one can
> very quickly find and select object hierarchies. (Select any object
> in the hierarchy, hit SHIFT-P until you find the desired 'parent
> then just SHIFT-C to select all children and duplicate them, move them
> to another layer, etc.)
> This should probably go to funboard, but it seems nobody is reading
> there anyway, so I posted it here :)
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