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by Karim
Mon Feb 09, 2004 8:32 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Name select tool-Suggestion
Replies: 3
Views: 1540

Great Idea...

To go one further, it would be great for very complex files to have a "Query Select" where one could select objects by a series of properties (name, type, material, layer, etc).
by Karim
Fri Jan 02, 2004 3:52 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: feature request: snap to face
Replies: 8
Views: 3158

Heh... that's a good question, and one that I thought of as I was building the mock-up. One way to do it would be to have the function use an algorithm that uses the minimum number of transforms to achieve the snap. Once the vertex is co-linear, then the User can use View To -- snaps to interactivel...
by Karim
Thu Jan 01, 2004 5:40 am
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: feature request: snap to face
Replies: 8
Views: 3158

Yeah, another way to do it would be to make them two-step actions: 1) Activate the snap/trim, User is prompted to select the "active" item. User confirms by pressing Enter or clicking a button. 2) User is prompted to select the item(s) to snap to, and confirms by pressing enter or clicking a button....
by Karim
Tue Dec 30, 2003 7:09 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: feature request: snap to face
Replies: 8
Views: 3158

Here's a brief page I put together on this topic:

http://www.karimnassar.com/phoenix/trim ... trims.html
by Karim
Sat Dec 06, 2003 7:26 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: What's with the knife tool??
Replies: 8
Views: 2728

Shift-Backspace clears the current textbox! I mean that's just genius, I don't know why MS hasn't gobbled that up yet. :roll: And yet industry-wide standards like Home & End, Shift-highlighting, and Click-drag highlighting of text remain un-implemented. These behaviors span all major OSs & interfac...
by Karim
Sat Dec 06, 2003 7:12 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Grouping, visibility management (formerly Layers)
Replies: 2
Views: 1332

Throsten, did you take a look at my last proposal (posted to BFFunboard)? Feel free to fit it into your page where applicable.
by Karim
Thu Dec 04, 2003 7:33 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Layers continued (thread broken)
Replies: 15
Views: 3537

A good thought, too. However, one problem with the OOPS window is that it simply gets incredibly messy in a very short time.

With some substantial interface & organizational revisions, the OOPS manager could indeed become a very powerful tool, but as it is, it's just a mess.
by Karim
Thu Dec 04, 2003 3:59 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Layers continued (thread broken)
Replies: 15
Views: 3537

Thorsten, I've tried to interpret the final description on your page into a mock-up, to see if I understand the jist of it. I've taken a bit of license with widgets, so don't look for an implementation-ready idea here, but more an illustration (hopefully!) of the direction we seem to be settling on:...
by Karim
Tue Dec 02, 2003 4:46 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Layer management (thread broken)
Replies: 16
Views: 3998

Another thought that might add to this discussion is the following excerpt from a white-paper I wrote some time back for another interface proposal: http://karimnassar.com/design/artemis/artemis_functions.html http://karimnassar.com/design/artemis/artemis_modeler.html#stage http://karimnassar.com/de...
by Karim
Sun Nov 30, 2003 2:16 am
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Layer management (thread broken)
Replies: 16
Views: 3998

Thorowil, Reasonable modifications. I like your indicators fine. I would make one change though: The Render Layer toggle & indicator should indicate a NON-rendered layer, rather than a rendered layer. My reasoning is that Generally, most layers will be set to be rendered, so having only non-rendered...
by Karim
Fri Nov 07, 2003 11:09 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Simple request for next update: grid display toggle
Replies: 2
Views: 1619

Simple request for next update: grid display toggle

I know about shift-f7 & set gridlines=0, but it would be very nice if there was a single keystroke to toggle on/off the grid display in a given viewport. Sometimes, when I'm working on a model, the gridlines get in the way of seeing a particular detail. I often wish there was a quick way to toggle t...
by Karim
Fri Sep 12, 2003 4:42 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: New button styles (With mockup images)
Replies: 125
Views: 35161

Yes, a Hidden Line/Vertex render mode is something I very often wish to have while building complex meshes. Would be VERY usefull.
by Karim
Fri Sep 05, 2003 8:47 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: How about "Make Coplanar"?
Replies: 2
Views: 2569

How about "Make Coplanar"?

A lot of times, with vertex editing, I run into a problem where I have four verts I need to make a face, but one of them is slightly off and I can't get a flat face from it. Now, if the face is orthogonally aligned, it's easy to fix, but if, say those four verts make up one of the faces of a sphereo...
by Karim
Wed Sep 03, 2003 7:01 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Basic feature requests:
Replies: 4
Views: 1722

Iliac, that's exactly what I was thinking.

It seems to me that this is just one of those things that one expects to be able to do in a modern application. Just because every other app can do it doesn't mean it's a bad thing! :)
by Karim
Wed Sep 03, 2003 6:22 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Basic feature requests:
Replies: 4
Views: 1722

Basic feature requests:

1) As I build more and more complex scenes, I'm starting to rely more and more on the layers for organizing objects. For example, if I have a really complex particle system, I'll put it on one layer and turn it off for general editing so I don't bog my machine down. It would be nice if we could labe...