[Bf-funboard] Layer manager proposal

trip somewhere trip0o at gmail.com
Sat Mar 3 14:35:10 CET 2007

Alex, would you like to try and build it again as a patch for current
CVS ? Maybe a diving platform for Doug or others?
Maybe the powers that be have softened ?

On 3/3/07, Alexander Ewering <blender at instinctive.de> wrote:
> On Fri, 2 Mar 2007, trip somewhere wrote:
> > A Layer should be just that, A layer, a mesh should exsit on one layer
> > at any one given time. It is coherent and apparent.
> > Now to assist in that, over in Photoshop land we have Layer comps. A
> > set of remembered on and off layer mixes that can be cycled through
> Blender doesn't need layer comps, because exactly that behaviour can be
> emulated by using a seperate layer and adding all objects of all layers that
> should exist in that "layer comp", that's exactly one of the main advantages
> of layers being merely a 'mask' than 'layers'.
> For me, the only problem Blender layers have is that they have the incorrect
> name. They should be named "groups".
> Oh, and my Layer manager (now 3 years old I think, and still not
> incorporated into official CVS, with 3 years of "Get lost, we will think of
> something better") alleviates a lot of the shortcomings (no locking, no
> "always renderable", no naming) of the current system.
> But hey ;)
> | alexander ewering              instinctive mediaworks
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