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linked materials: some data in nodes editable
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System Information
Operating system and graphics card
Win7, GTX580

Blender Version
Broken: Blender 2.69 Release
Worked: ---

Short description of error
linked material datablocks with node tree: the values of curves and color ramps (only positions) are editable (but of course not saved)

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
see files in zipped folder

Event Timeline

Michael Otto (mayqel) raised the priority of this task from to 90.
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Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) lowered the priority of this task from 90 to 50.Nov 29 2013, 4:44 PM

Generally the disabled buttons are a high-level layout feature, rather than a hard, low-level lock on data writing. You can edit virtually anything in linked data using the bpy API as well - these changes will just be ignored on writing .blend files. The disabled buttons are merely a helper to prevent confusion and lost time when editing such volatile linked data.

That being said, it would be nice to extend the disabled layout to the UI templates used for curve and color ramp widgets. Problem is that these are using old-school direct button drawing, which circumvents the "disabled" flag of the layout. Will check with other devs if disabling buttons and ui handlers based on layouts there is feasible.

Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) changed the task status from Unknown Status to Resolved.Jan 29 2014, 7:04 PM

Closed by commit rB95e153a319b4.