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by thorwil
Thu Feb 19, 2004 6:29 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: More than just layers (mockup), 2004-01-30
Replies: 27
Views: 8666

jd-multi, what you talk about is in the scope of my proposal. It's just that details are missing (like how to actualy add groups). What your refer to as Layers are Groups here, and their number is not limited. Sorry If I'm wrong, but I have the feeling that many people only look at the nice pictures...
by thorwil
Thu Feb 19, 2004 6:06 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Request: Subsurf per window
Replies: 4
Views: 1487

Interesting. One should think about generalizing such ideas. Is there another thing besides subsurf that might be interesting here? However, the most appropiate model I can think of is a display filter. Like 'Add display filter'. Default would be subsurf of all objects, with possible narrowing. Cont...
by thorwil
Thu Feb 19, 2004 10:48 am
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: More than just layers (mockup), 2004-01-30
Replies: 27
Views: 8666

loos and Monkeyboi: your posts came while I was typing ... a hierarchy of layers is quite close. Actualy each 3d object is represented by at least one entry. You can think of it as layer containing only one object. These entries can be organized in groups. An this is where it gets interesting, becau...
by thorwil
Wed Feb 18, 2004 10:15 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: More than just layers (mockup), 2004-01-30
Replies: 27
Views: 8666

About the Flash like timeline: I brought Flash up, because it's a source of inspiration and well known. But similarities might be rather limited in the end. Please note that the concept "layer" is not existant in my current proposal. There are objects and groups. About the usefulness: - Using differ...
by thorwil
Wed Feb 18, 2004 8:34 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: More than just layers (mockup), 2004-01-30
Replies: 27
Views: 8666

But removing the limitation with stacking scenes and other changes would impact backwards compatibility no less than a completely new system, or wouldn't it? If scenes would be the new layers, what would current layers be? What implications might that have on interaction/interface? And I'm still wai...
by thorwil
Wed Feb 18, 2004 6:36 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: More than just layers (mockup), 2004-01-30
Replies: 27
Views: 8666

io:
no problem. And now I can at least tell you, that big changes without retaining direct backwards compatibilty are in the scope of Blender 3.
Now any comments on the stuff on my site, or some new input?
by thorwil
Tue Feb 17, 2004 8:07 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: More than just layers (mockup), 2004-01-30
Replies: 27
Views: 8666

io, snapable is rather debateable and even ghosting is no way as important as visible or render. If we would realize all you listed in collums just like in the mockup with visibility, render and editability, that would take quite some space and would not make fo a clear sight. See, it's obvious you ...
by thorwil
Tue Feb 17, 2004 2:12 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: More than just layers (mockup), 2004-01-30
Replies: 27
Views: 8666

io, why do you think I asked about coder's interest and chance of implementation? I'm not capable of coding stuff for Blender (I'm sure I could learn it, but I think it's better to make use of my existing skills for now). It's just a mockup (like stated in the subject). Implementation would require ...
by thorwil
Sun Feb 15, 2004 12:40 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Why Blender progresses strangely?
Replies: 56
Views: 12821

And i'm the first one to suggest an Object Manager on BF_ML (look at shodan's posts) but i forget this topic because i wasn't listened and anyway Thorsten manages well even i don't agree with what he does (sublayer, representation's ways etc etc) I posted several times on the bf-funboard list, ther...
by thorwil
Fri Jan 30, 2004 6:28 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: More than just layers (mockup), 2004-01-30
Replies: 27
Views: 8666

Another update, now the timeline has content. Changed locking to editability, because it fits better into the logic. Added an diagram to help explain, edited and added text. I will stop with this, if I don't hear from coders there's interest and a chance of implementation. http://wrstud.urz.uni-wupp...
by thorwil
Fri Jan 30, 2004 4:59 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: Feature Requst - Layer Names
Replies: 4
Views: 2461

Thanks, BgDM!
Don't ask me about implementation, I'm no coder, and none of them commented on the proposals.
I will post an update today (the 'More than layers' thread).
by thorwil
Mon Jan 26, 2004 6:05 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: More than just layers (mockup), 2004-01-30
Replies: 27
Views: 8666

Another update. Duplicating all stuff from buttons window is problematic, so I changed direction on that. http://wrstud.urz.uni-wuppertal.de/~ka0394/en/blender_ui/layers/index.html#manager Please help me with giving feedback! I'm thinking of solo functionality. Like in audio sequencer software, were...
by thorwil
Fri Jan 23, 2004 5:00 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: More than just layers (mockup), 2004-01-30
Replies: 27
Views: 8666

Thanks, blendermax

Updated the mockup and text, see above.
Todo:
- align panel icons and adjust their contrast
- put content int the timeline and add a skala
...

I realy would like to hear everybodies opinion on every aspect of this, so please comment!
by thorwil
Wed Jan 21, 2004 4:01 pm
Forum: Interface & Tools
Topic: More than just layers (mockup), 2004-01-30
Replies: 27
Views: 8666

More than just layers (mockup), 2004-01-30

Edit: last updated 2004-01-30 Update to my grouping/visibility (previously layers) page: http://wrstud.urz.uni-wuppertal.de/~ka0394/en/blender_ui/layers/index.html Work in progress, but there's more than enough to comment on, any feedback is appreciated! You might be also interested in some screensh...