[Bf-funboard] Mouse versus hot keys

joe joeedh at gmail.com
Wed Feb 18 20:28:18 CET 2009

That sort of drag and drop would be cool. . .you could even support
dragging an image onto a selection of faces, and it'd assign the image
to them, generate a uv layer if necessary, etc.  It could pop up a
little menu asking whether to auto-generate a texture in the material
or not, or something like that.

I doubt this would happen for 2.5 (waaay too much else to do on the ui
front there) but afterwards I wouldn't be surprised if someone tackled
this. . .I think Matt Ebb has even experimented with this sort of
thing before.


On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 12:18 PM, Karl Kühberger
<karl.kuehberger at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, of course! And "professional" Blender users forget often
> about this. But if Blender should become more widely used,
> it should become "a little more" user-friendly.
> Mostly "beginner friendly" should not mean "slower for advanced users".
> And the usage of shortcuts is NOT always faster then a more graphical
> way or the usage of the mouse.
> I will try to show up this using the example of assigning an image
> texture to an object:
> - In Blender we have to select the object with RMB, than in F5 press
>  "ADD NEW", then in the Texture buttons press "ADD NEW" again,
>  then select texture type "Image", then press "LOAD" and finally select
>  the right image file.
> - It also could work this way:
>  You have a 3D-Viewport and an Image Browser on your screen. Now just take
>  the right thumbnail and throw it onto the object in the viewport to assign it.
>  If you move the thumbnail over an object, this could turn to turn to
> violett (similar to inserting loops)
>  and you confirm the operation by just releasing the mouse button.
>  If the object had no material before, it could have become one automatically.
> IMHO the second way is more intuitive for beginners and even faster
> for professionals.
> Karl
> 2009/2/18 Robert Wenzlaff (AB8TD) <rwenzlaff at soylent-green.com>:
>> On Wednesday 18 February 2009 01:13, joe wrote:
>>> Besides, saying that "new students can't grow" into blender because
>>> they need a keyboard is kindof silly.
>> We were all new students of Blender at some point.  Have none of us grown?
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