[Bf-funboard] UI Mockups
syzygy6 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 28 18:49:32 CEST 2013
Oh, I see what you mean, I didn't get that far in the thread yet, but that
would be a terrific step.
My theoretical criticism is that, unlike in traditional image editing, most
of the time in CG what you see on the viewport isn't necessarily the most
important thing to see. That is, whereas in Illustrator, the exact width of
the stroke is less important than what the stroke actually looks like on
the artboard, Blender isn't actually a wysiwyg system for most functions.
That said, in any given task, I much prefer to have a balance that
minimizes clutter and maximizes information. Sublime
Text<http://www.sublimetext.com/>is a pretty good example of that,
although I'm not sure if the design of a
text editor for code and markup actually has much to teach Blender. Well,
except that sweet preview scroll bar. That's wicked nice. Also the fact
that the UI isn't cluttered with advanced tools (although by the same
token, its advanced features aren't available to non-advanced users).
On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 11:24 AM, Karl Kühberger
<karl.kuehberger at gmail.com>wrote:
> Sorry, I forgot to paste the link:
> I was speaking about this mockup:
> The full thread is here:
> I like the proposal of William very much too, but I think that of
> marcoG_ita probably has more potential.
> William's proposal is a big evolutionary step, marcoG_ita's proposal is a
> Blender revolution.
> 2013/9/28 Jude Jackson <syzygy6 at gmail.com>
> > Could you link to the post?
> > I found a thread with a few impressive mockups I found very promising by
> > user William. The thread seems to be full of very thoughtful development
> > the ideas and even a few off-the-wall proposals. (I don't follow BA so
> > is new news to me)
> > On Saturday, September 28, 2013, Karl Kühberger wrote:
> > > On BA i found this mockup by marcoG_ita, which is quite minimalistic.
> > > In my opinion, this is a very good approach for a UI relaunch, maybe
> > > in Blender 2.7, but in 2.8.
> > >
> > > There is lot of workspace and no clutter. I like the tool icons on the
> > left
> > > side
> > > and there is still space enough for new functions and for buttons
> > provided
> > > by addons.
> > > The properties are only appear when needed. The toolbox of course
> > be
> > > fully configurable.
> > >
> > > I could imagine to have some buttons on the bottom for switching modes,
> > > pivot etc.
> > > There could also be something like the dock in Mac OSX on the bottom
> > > the timeline,
> > > additional icons, ...). It could only appear when the mouse moves to
> > > bottom border of the screen.
> > >
> > > The philosophy behind all: only show needed tools and information and
> > don't
> > > detract the attention of the user from the actual work.
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > Karl
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