[Bf-funboard] Textures preview in "Open file" window

Knapp magick.crow at gmail.com
Sat Feb 21 08:00:53 CET 2015

On Sat, Feb 21, 2015 at 3:15 AM, gandalf3 <zzyxpaw at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 02/20/15 14:07, Knapp wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 10:30 PM, Maxim Tkachenko <malefic.max at gmail.com
> >
> > wrote:
> >
> >> I am talking not about that small thumbnails, but the full (or scaled to
> >> some area or window) preview. Often (very often) textures seem
> identical
> >> on thumbnails. It is not enough (
> >> Having a little  "preview" button would be fantastic!
> >>
> > Yes, I was sort of thinking the same thing the other day. I was in
> Blender
> > and the thumbnail was to small. In KDE Dolphin you have a little slider
> on
> > the side that lets you change the size of of the Thumbnail and that would
> > be a great thing to have in Blender IMOHO.
> For me dolphin previews .blend files, but the maximum thumbnail size is
> 256 pixels (the slider doesn't go any farther).
> The blender thumbnails are clearly being up-sampled by dolphin at that
> size anyway, so this probably doesn't really help..
> I think perhaps a much larger image (maybe more on the order of >512
> pixels) in a sort of side panel (opened with N?) which shows a preview
> of the active file might be more useful..? This way you could use the
> small thumbnails for finding a few files from a list of many files, then
> the large preview to see more subtle details of the active file and pick
> between the few files before opening.
> >
> > PS Blender is in a 3 week no new features hold to debug 2.74 so don't
> > expect much until after that from the devs as far as getting your new
> stuff
> > done. Heck, you might just wait and re-post this idea. I personally think
> > it is important. You might also ask on the dev IRC after the 2.74 comes
> > out. Of course there might be some just working on 2.75 right now on
> their
> > private hacking version of blender. You never know. Anyway, good luck!
> >
> --
> -gandalf

It sounds like Blender needs, as you sort of said, a higher res thumbnail.
A slider, as I said, and this big side view on hover like gimp has. Sound

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