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Faces visualization mode

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2004 12:35 am
by bertram
Am I the only one who wishes back the old way in which faces were visualized in editmode?
Granted the new way looks much more fancy than the old one looked, but I very much miss clearness in which face belongs to which group of vertices.
Also granted that the addition of the new face selection mode helps seeing if there's a face or not.
But still I find the old way clearer because the geometry of the face is shown.
And if I ask for the option to choose the way in which faces are visualized in the editmode, then this is no cry for a whole new feature.
What do you think it?
Am I really the only one?

Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 3:59 pm
by Cyberdigitus
turn draw faces on?

Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:18 pm
by bertram
Image

Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 5:09 pm
by joeri
First image shows obviously more information then the second one.

Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 5:23 pm
by bertram
joeri wrote:First image shows obviously more information then the second one.
Yes! Thanks!
In the second one I can hardly see if only either the front or the back side of the cube has faces, or if all sides have faces. Now imagine another few faces behind the cube and you won't see anymore how many faces there are one behind the other. And you will less than ever be able to tell which face belongs to which verts/edges...
The first image shows the geometry of the face and this is indispensable in many situations.

Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 5:59 pm
by SamAdam
while I do agree that more information is shown, I think that this loses moch of its efficiency when you have a model with 1000 tiny faces. I think that the faces being darker to show multiple face depth works fine.

Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 7:15 pm
by sten
so why dont you show a screenshot with the new modes also?
don't only show what is shown in vertexmode, but also the other modes...

now you can have face/edge/vertex mode all at once :)
and the faces are now shown with the a small dot that can be resized in the themesettings...."3D View" --> "Face dot size"

hmm...

Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:18 pm
by -efbie-
bertram wrote:
joeri wrote:First image shows obviously more information then the second one.
Yes! Thanks!
In the second one I can hardly see if only either the front or the back side of the cube has faces, or if all sides have faces. Now imagine another few faces behind the cube and you won't see anymore how many faces there are one behind the other. And you will less than ever be able to tell which face belongs to which verts/edges...
The first image shows the geometry of the face and this is indispensable in many situations.
I don't agree. With the actual system, if a face was missing, you would clearly see it because the model would look more transparent. It is not complicated to remember what color correspond to the number of overlapping faces. And if you have lots of faces, it is still clear, because a lighter spot is obvious. With the previous system, all that wires confuses rather than give information in my opinion.

It is rather a question of practice than usabilty