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Unifying I/O importing and drag and drop
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Dalai Felinto (dfelinto)
Aug 20 2019, 10:46 PM
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Description

Users should be able to File > Import, and pick a file, and from that on they get to pick the options for that format.
Also users should be able to drop a file from the system or file browser in the viewport, regardless of the file type (assuming the file type is supported of course).

It may need to be done together with the T68933 framework.

Event Timeline

Dalai Felinto (dfelinto) lowered the priority of this task from 90 to Normal.Aug 20 2019, 10:46 PM
Dalai Felinto (dfelinto) created this task.
Dalai Felinto (dfelinto) updated the task description. (Show Details)

Nice! Another thing that can be really handy is to be able to see shortcut folders as they are currently not available and when you try to import something you have to fish throughout your regular folders to get to that specific one to which you have a shortcut on your desktop but can't really use in Blender at the moment.

Users should be able to File > Import, and pick a file, and from that on they get to pick the options for that format.

This should be valid also for exporting

This popped up on my radar...

Making the File Browser more dynamic (show settings based on active file type) is quite important I think, not just for importers but for the VSE as well. Unfortunately it's not easy to do since a lot of File Browser code assumes the old design.

For drag and drop, this also isn't as easy as it may seem, see T44670 for details and an explanation of how it should be done in my opinion.