Operating system and graphics card
Windows 7 64 Bit. Nvidia 760 GTX
Broken: (example: 2.69.7 4b206af, see splash screen)
Broken since minimum 2.76
Short description of error
The manual entry for Make Dupli-Face tool is confusing. The explanation does not involve to use the tool at all. The link from the Make Dupli-Face operator in the menu leads to 404. The purpose of the tool itself cannot be figured out.
Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Based on a (as simple as possible) attached .blend file with minimum amount of steps
The manual for the Make Dupli Face tool describes a workflow that does not involve to click at the Make Dupli-face tool at all. http://docs.blender.org/manual/ja/dev/editors/3dview/object/properties/duplication/duplifaces.html
It's basically two steps. Parenting, and then simply change from "None" to "Faces" in the Duplication panel in the Properties editor. And that's it. Nothing else. The Make Dupli-Face tool, for which the manual page is, is not touched at any point.
And what the tool is really meant for is not to find out. When i perform a Make Dupli-Face at a cube, then this cube becomes a child. Another cube. The parent doesn't render anymore, just the child. And that's basically it.
And so this tool riddles me. It seems to do nothing. It is not involved in the described process at all. What do i miss here? How is it meant to work? What should happen when i click at the menu item? Is this operator a disfunctional obsolete fragment from the past? Or does it have a use?