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Annotations in any editor are hard to erase
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System Information:
CPU: Ryzen 5 2600
GPU: RX 570 4GB
OS: Windows 10 Home

Blender Version:
Broken: Blender 2.8 Beta 26d5a3625ed

Short description of error:
Using Alt while the annotate tool is active to erase annotations appears to be quite inefficient.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error:

  1. Open Blender and open a editor that allows annotation (E.G. 3D viewport, Node editor, etc)
  2. Select the annotation tool and draw something, for example, a large square.
  3. Hold down alt and try to erase your drawing without deactivating the tool, in many causes the eraser won't erase what your mouse is over.



Event Timeline

Alaska (Alaska) renamed this task from Annotations in any editor is hard to erase to Annotations in any editor are hard to erase.Nov 30 2018, 6:50 AM

You can erase using 3 methods:

  1. Press and Release ALT key with Annotate tool enabled (moving the mouse).
  2. Enable Eraser Tool.
  3. Delete the Annotation layer in the Top Bar panel.

I think the problem you have is that you keep pressed the Alt key and this try to switch mode again and again.

Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) lowered the priority of this task from Needs Triage by Developer to Confirmed, Medium.Nov 30 2018, 10:18 AM

@Antonio Vazquez (antoniov), toggling erase while the stroke is being painted seems wrong. It should just take into account the initial modifier key, like other paint tools?

Yes, it's the logic. I wil take a look. I did not create this part of the code, so I need investigate was going on.

Antonio Vazquez (antoniov) claimed this task.

There was a conflict with ALT key.

Solved with commit ba4d920ab567