[Bf-funboard] Critical improvements and features

Karl Kühberger karl.kuehberger at gmail.com
Wed Sep 25 08:51:40 CEST 2013

You are right! I have overseen some of the positive sides of the file
The drag&drop functionality out of an open file browser window is really
But when I want to append stuff from another blend file, this way doesn't
In the file browser I cannot enter the blend file per double-click to
choose only
a part of it. It appends the whole file and replaces the actual file
without asking,
if I want to save my work before.
A search field would be of great use too.

2013/9/24 Jason van Gumster <jason at handturkeystudios.com>

> Karl Kühberger <karl.kuehberger at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Sorry for "spamming"! But I want to post my ideas how to
> > make the Blender UI better.
> >
> > I often thought about the File Open or Save As dialogue in Blender.
> > What is the advantage of having a totally non-standard file handling
> window?
> > E. g. a Blender newbie probably may ask himself why he can add a new
> object
> > or play a rendered animation (maybe he never has done an animation)
> while he
> > is in the "Save As" dialogue. That's just weird!
> > On the other hand he probably is searching for a file and misses the
> Search
> > field!
> >
> > OK, I understand, that it would be more work for developers to make it
> > different in every OS, e.g. using the OS-GUI instead of the Blender
> specific.
> It's not just more work (in fact, I don't even think that's the main
> reason).
> The OS file browsers can't drill down into .blend files (link/append) or
> see
> material previews when looking in .blend files or provide custom
> import/export
> settings or have the handy + hotkey for incremental saves. And just from
> my own
> bias, I like the fact that the file browser looks and works the same
> regardless
> of the operating system I'm on. And having the file browser as
> non-blocking is
> also handy. When working with the VSE, I often leave the file browser in
> its
> own space and treat that as a rudimentary bin from which I can drag assets
> onto
> the VSE timeline.
> Is the current file browser perfect? Not at all. I very, very much prefer
> it
> over the system browser.
>   -Jason
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