[Bf-funboard] Re: Patch: A tiny bit of Layer manager
doug at mudpuddle.co.nz
Sun Mar 25 04:43:52 CEST 2007
> were talking about a dot because these are the layer button! theres
> not much else we can fit in there.
> Sure of course other shapes could be used but if more then 1 was used,
> youd be forcing us to distinguish between different small shapes.
We could always perhaps just grey out the layers with nothing in them a
little more. this way the layers that have things in them are more obvious.
the reason why the proposal i had didn't have any symbol to show
something was in a layer, was because i envisiged a layer system that
did not start with a minimum of 20 layers. so if a layer existed it was
likely intentional and didn't need a symbol. the only problems occur
when opening an old 20 layer .blend file.
For this patch that Alexander has put together, I think that a dot is
100% appropriate. and incredibly logical. It is only once the layer
manager has a deeper structural overhaul that I think anything needs to
be reassessed beyond a dot.
On a total tangent here (but still about layer systems and
organisation). Another concept is to have the selected/wireframe
colours of objects change based on the layer colour (i.e. selecting an
object in layer two, with a blue colour, will result in a blue wire frame.)
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