[Bf-funboard] Bcon2006 session: What i wish to have in Blender
bart at neeneenee.de
Wed Oct 25 14:43:28 CEST 2006
i mean another Roland - Roland Hollmann was his name i think and he
shows snapping in Microstation CAD. Together with him i worked out a
workflow about snapping which i will visualize soon.
Roland Hess schrieb:
> On Oct 25, 2006, at 6:00 AM, bf-funboard-request at projects.blender.org
>> in the "What i wish to have in Blender" session
>> Roland and Bassam wished there where named layers in Blender.
>> I thought about it and made some screens:
> It's funny to see my name mentioned somewhere I've never been! ;)
>> Layer name and color (for wireframe mode in 3d view) setup in the draw
>> Layer names when moving objects from one layer to another:
>> Layer names in the headerbar of the 3d view:
> I'll comment on this, because even though it wasn't me at BConf (I
> think), I've always wanted better layer information. I know that Ton has
> always said it needs a better overall integrated solution, but simply
> adding names would be a great help to artists. How many times have you
> made a complex .blend file, only to revisit it a year later and have NO
> idea how it was organized?
> I like the way that the main interface doesn't change in these examples
> -- it only adds the layer name in the tooltip. That's a compact way of
> getting at the information. I don't think that the place where you
> actually name the layer would work in the object buttons, though. Layer
> naming is a global thing, and those panels deal with information from
> the active object. It COULD be done there, but I think it's better to
> avoid putting global settings widgets in object-specific control sets.
> From an interface consistency standpoint, I would think you'd put a
> layer naming panel in a new Scene buttons subcontext, as layer
> information is per-scene. The panel would have individual slots for all
> layers visible at once. that way, if you wanted, you could make a little
> buttons window off to the side of your workspace and always have the
> layer names up in their panel for reference if you wanted.
> This whole thing would be relatively easy to code. If fact, if someone
> can mock this up and get agreement, then get Ton to give it a thumbs up,
> I'll code it.
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