[Bf-funboard] Edit mode to Object mode switching

Roger hovergo at net-tech.com.au
Sun Feb 1 23:59:39 CET 2009

GSR wrote:
>>> Double clicking to toggle editmode looks convenient, but might also
>>> backfire and be annoying?
>>> Say you apply this to mesh edit, ipo's, sequencer metastrips... When
>>> placing the 3d cursor or playhead its possible your clicks could be
>>> interpreted as changing editmode... practically not sure how much this
>>> would happen though.
>> If that's a problem, the instead of double click make it
>> CTRL-double-click (or some other meta-key combination). 

I think its going too far to apply a simple double click to a range of tasks.
I think that mesh/objectmodeling, as in creating a model prior to animation can 
safely be considered as a single task particularly for those many of us who 
don't really need ipo's, sequencers and the like.

Golly my daughter and I have been modeling in Blender for many years and never 
had to animate until now, because she wants an Osserey ( a representation of 
suns, planets and moons swirling within a sphere for her story.
  Flash has the facility, double click to open a group or single item and click 
anywhere in the window to close, its not a new thing.

Definitely not CTRL double click for mesh modeling.
Why compound a problem, when all is needed is to quickly create that which we 
Mesh modeling is a state of mind and an ability all on its own.

I agree that the UI people need to establish and maintain consistency  but 
modeling is what we do then stop and swap mind set to look at the menu 
structure, tabs or hot keys on the keyboard to achieve a simple mode change.

Anyway them's my thoughts

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