[Bf-funboard] Feature Proposal: Freehand/Custom Mesh Object Type
adekyn at gmail.com
Wed Aug 14 16:26:55 CEST 2013
>>> I have also had this problem. I would suggest however that we include
a one vertex object. Dropping into edit mode or not in an option in
the user options area.
I see your point, that would also maintain current usage paradigm
(something can be said for consistency).
>>> ...add vertex to empty operator from the spacebar pop-up...
>>> ...no change to the UI.
I like the space-bar integration. I also appreciate the lower-risk
approach, of not getting into UI code changes.
That being said, I think adding the feature to the UI would, potentially,
be a bit more user friendly? At a minimum, it would make it easier to
illustrate to new users...possibly?
I can see positives to both techniques... (maybe take the low-cost
space-bar approach first, then promote to UI-citizenship later?)
Dude, who doesn't like being "+1'd" - thanks for the vote!
BTW - I'm not (at the present) a Blender developer, so if anyone would like
to pursue this request (any takers?), I would appreciate it!
Thanks to all for the feedback,
On Sun, Aug 11, 2013 at 3:09 PM, W. Nelson <indigitalspace at yahoo.com> wrote:
> How about an add vertex to empty operator from the spacebar pop-up and it
> automatically changes the name from empty to custom mesh and changes any
> needed properties or data.
> This could be implemented with no change to the UI.
> On Sun, Aug 11, 2013 10:16 AM PDT Knapp wrote:
> >On Sun, Aug 11, 2013 at 5:33 PM, Jim Adkins <adekyn at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> The ability to draw in freehand by inserting a vertex, using CTRL-LMB,
> is a
> >> powerful Blender feature.
> >> It is often the case, especially in the first stage of a project that
> >> utilizes image plane references, that a user needs the ability to begin
> >> tracing the reference.
> >> As noted above Blender supports this concept, however, getting to this
> >> point is not a streamlined process.
> >> The user must:
> >> 1) add a new object (Add-->Mesh--> 'random object')
> >> 2) toggle to edit mode
> >> 3) delete the mesh object's vertices
> >> 4)...at this point the user can now use the CTRL-LMB tool to add a
> >> vertex...
> >> 5) User should rename original object used to kick-start this process
> >> What if Blender supported a new "user defined" Mesh type?
> >> Example:
> >> Add-->Mesh-->Custom
> >> Which would:
> >> a) create a "mass-less" editable object
> >> b) place the the user in edit mode
> >> ...so that the user could immediately begin drawing with vertices.
> >> Thanks,
> >> Jim
> >I have also had this problem. I would suggest however that we include
> >a one vertex object. Dropping into edit mode or not in an option in
> >the user options area.
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