[Bf-funboard] node editor UI behavior questions

David Jeske davidj at gmail.com
Fri Jul 5 06:42:23 CEST 2013

I'm confused by some behaviors in the Node Editor.

I find the shifting of inputs really helpful when I'm trying to SWAP two

However, when I'm adding a new input to replace an existing one, the
behavior is really annoying. It erroneously shifts the other input down to
an empty input, and sometimes I don't even notice right away. For me this
makes replacing an input a two-step operation (remove old input add new).

I'm considering providing some visual feedback that this will happen, with
a modifier key to prevent it during the drop. However, before I do this
work, I want to make sure this is actually behavior someone likes. If not,
it could just be removed when adding a new input (it would still work
during swap). Are there common cases where "shift input on adding new
input" is helpful?

---- Next...

I **really** like the way I can drop a node directly onto a connection to
splice it in. And I **really** wish it did the opposite when removing
(closing the gap), at least if the deleted-node was a 1-video to 1-video
node. Thoughts?

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