[Bf-funboard] Critical improvements and features

Karl Kühberger karl.kuehberger at gmail.com
Tue Sep 24 08:38:15 CEST 2013

It would be great to have a kind of "Material Editor" like in most other 3D
A place, where I can choose a material, see previews and can do all
material relevant
stuff including nodes, textures etc.

Now a material is only existing in combination with a (Fake) User. I always
have to select
an object which uses a material to work on this material.

>From this Material Editor it should be possible to assign a material just
by throw it onto
an object in the viewport (Drag & Drop).

Fake Users would be dispensable, because no material should be deleted by
Blender, just
because it has no User at the moment. The common way to get rid of a
Material should
be to press "Del" ;-)

Another very little UI problem is the "Save & Reload" button in the File
Some days ago I just wanted to experiment with an animation I have made
last year, but I
didn't want to save it / change the original Blender file. Accidentally I
went to File Menu and
pressed the last command down in the row :-( I was used to find there the
Quit command,
but now it has changed to "Save & Reload".
I know, it is a very little quirk, but it can happen easily sometimes and
it should be prevented.
All applications I know have the Quit command at the last position.
Could we have changed this again please?!

2013/9/23 Jonathan Williamson <jonathan at cgcookie.com>

> Agree 100% with David.
> Even though the selection behaves differently under the hood for different
> types of data, such as Mesh Objects vs. Mesh Datablocks, I don't think the
> experience should be different for the user. In the end, the user is
> specifying a piece of data they wish to manipulate, and then choosing to
> manipulate it in some way.
> Jonathan Williamson
> http://cgcookie.com
> On Sat, Sep 21, 2013 at 11:00 PM, David Jeske <davidj at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Nobody is suggesting not having selection in the outliner. We are
> > suggesting having the selection-set for outliner and 3dview being one and
> > the same thing. If you search and selected datablocks in the outliner, it
> > would work exactly as it does today EXCEPT it would unselect whatever you
> > had selected in the 3dview when you did it.
> >
> > On Sat, Sep 21, 2013 at 8:56 PM, Campbell Barton <ideasman42 at gmail.com
> > >wrote:
> >
> > > Using this outliner selection you can search & select any number of
> > >  mesh datablocks (not mesh objects), and make them local-user, add fake
> > > user etc.
> > > There are other operations which apply to World, Group, Materials in a
> > > list etc.
> > >
> > > You could imagine some other way to perform these same actions - just
> > > noting having outliner selection isn't redundant.
> > >
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