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Cursors Design
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'Cursor' in this context refers to mouse cursors, such as these:


In Blender, our cursors are quite weak.

The biggest issues are:

  • Many tools lack cursors
  • It's not clear why cursors change (based on tool, mode, something else?)

Modes and tools

The issue is that it's not clear when cursors change based on the mode vs the tool, and many modes share the same tools.

Rather than changing the cursor based on the mode, we should do it based on the tool:

ToolsDraw Toolbrush crosshair
Box SelectArrow
Lasso Select ToolLasso
Fill Toolpaint bucket
Blur ToolSmudge finger
Cursor Tool3D Cursor crosshair
Tweak ToolTweak cursor

Related tasks

D5197: UI WIP - Changes to Cursors

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William Reynish (billreynish) renamed this task from Cursors (parent task) to Cursors Design.Sep 3 2019, 1:43 PM
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