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lightning
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A small (no, really ;) ) feature request

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Ok, I have a project with about 300 objects. I want to use the particle deflection feature (yes I know its going to take a while), but to do so I'm going to to have to set every object to deflection. I could do it with a python script, but I think its long since time that blender needs a feature to apply settings (materials as well) to all selected objects.

I mean, come on, it's not easy to select more than one object. and even if someone were to do that by mistake, there could be a little prompt- apply to all or apply to last selected.

I havent looked at the code, and even so I couldn't do this, so if anyone does my thanks to them, but I'm sure it isn't too hard. I'm sure it's the simple matter of setting up a 'with ... do' loop. But then again, I'm probably wrong.

So will someone think about it?

thanks,
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Post by theeth »

Ctrl-C (Copy from Active object)
Ctrl-L (lLink from Active object)

Doesn't work with deflector settings, but if it did, it would be under Ctrl-C.

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Post by lightning »

and Theeth finds the easy way out...

j/k...

Thanks, I didn't know that trick. But still, it doesn't work with most features, and this tool seems, to me, like such a basic thing.

does anyone share my view?
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Post by theeth »

lightning wrote:and Theeth finds the easy way out...
Always easier when the feature (partly) already exists.
But still, it doesn't work with most features
And what's missing?

Like you said, it's just a basic loop so it's mostly trivial to add anything to it.

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Post by lightning »

Sorry, after re-reading my post I see it's slightly confusing...

I meant that your technique doesn't work with all the features, as you yourself point out. Thats why I think we need a tool to apply changes to selected objects.

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Post by lightning »

Ok, a quick mockup...

Making it a bit more complicated, there would have to be some kind of failsafe to stop it applying stupid things like materials to cameras:

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Post by theeth »

IMHO, that looks way to complicated for nothing.

What if you want to copy the settings to another object later?

I think completing the copy and link functions would be more useful.

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Post by levon »

shouldnt this just be added to the CTRL + C menu? as 'Deflection properties'?

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Post by chimera »

levon wrote:shouldnt this just be added to the CTRL + C menu? as 'Deflection properties'?
yes that'd be best imo

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Post by lightning »

theeth wrote:What if you want to copy the settings to another object later?
You make a good point. Well, in my opinion it would still be better to have an 'apply to all' option, but I'm sure it will be added sometime, at the rate blender is moving, and untill then I'm content to live with the CTRL + C menu (assuming, like you say, it is completed ;) )
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