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Hidden Wire and In Front creating visual bug
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Operating system: Windows 10
Graphics card: Gtx 1060

Blender Version
Blender 2.8 (February 18 - Beta )



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Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) triaged this task as Confirmed, Medium priority.
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) renamed this task from Hidden Wire and Xray creating visual bug to Hidden Wire and In Front creating visual bug.Mar 18 2019, 3:25 PM

This follows on from discussion with @Clément Foucault (fclem). The 'Hidden Wire' feature was originally added as a display mode for retopology, but fails in some basic ways: It's not easily possible to keep the editing mesh above the reference mesh, without using In Front, which then makes the entire object display in front.

We discussed changing the Hidden Wire feature to be a lot more clever:

  • Rename to 'Retopology'
  • Don't force use of wireframe mode
  • Always display above *surfaces* but don't display the entire object in front

For now, this video describes creating a useable setup for retopology in Blender, even though it takes make steps:

'Hidde Wire' to me is almost so bad that we could remove it, unless we make the kinds of improvements outlines above.