[Bf-funboard] proposed adjustment to object->display property subpanel

David Jeske davidj at gmail.com
Sat Jul 27 21:15:46 CEST 2013

On Sat, Jul 27, 2013 at 9:22 AM, Jason van Gumster <
jason at handturkeystudios.com> wrote:

> The biggest reason is that the proposed layout breaks hierarchy. That is,
> a general design principle used in Blender (and in general) is go from
> large changes to small changes, top-down and
> left-right.

Hierarchy is about containment relationships. There is no containment
relationship here. This is a set of independent settings. For example, you
can choose "bounding box" maximum draw-type and still enable wireframe
display. The wireframe display is not limited by the maximum-draw-type
because there is no hierarchy here.

As for the judgement of large-vs-small, that is somewhat subjective. I
personally find forcing wireframe display *always* to be a "larger" change
than limiting the maximum draw type *sometimes* (since it only has effect
if you are rendering beyond the chosen maximum). However, in general this
panel is just an array of independent settings which affect the way objects
are displayed.

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