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Improve UI for rigid body collections
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System Information
Operating system: Windows-10-10.0.17134 64 Bits
Graphics card: GeForce GTX 1070/PCIe/SSE2 NVIDIA Corporation 4.5.0 NVIDIA 431.70

Blender Version
Broken: version: 2.81 (sub 5), branch: master, commit date: 2019-09-03 16:04, hash: rBb3b59e3b5657
Worked: (optional)

Short description of error
There's an undocumented nonsensical collections section in the rigid body options (just below the sensitivity settings)

unless this is it from the manual? If so, the description is about as clear as mud :) :

"Collision Groups
Allows rigid body collisions allocate on different groups (maximum 20)."


See above for the initial report.

The interface needs to be improved, the idea of "Collections" here is misleading, perhaps rename back to groups/layers.
Better tooltips are also needed to better describe what they do.

Event Timeline

Rigid bodies can be configured to only be affected by certain collections. This is very briefly mentioned here: https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/physics/rigid_body/world.html

Within Blender, the limit needs to be removed and converted to using named collections.

Currently I am not sure how it works, maybe collections are mapped as they appear in alphabetical order? Or this might not work at all currently?

Indeed, we probably should just use regular Collections here.

Germano Cavalcante (mano-wii) lowered the priority of this task from 90 to 50.Sep 20 2019, 7:55 PM

@Dalai Felinto (dfelinto) I would like some of your feedback here, in one sense this a todo, however, it really is broken/confusing how the user is to address the collection by name when there is only a finite binary option.

Should this be kept open as a UI todo task?

Should this be kept open as a UI todo task?

From what I see, this has already been resolved because it is "documented".
But other issues like:

  • Confusion with the name "Collections" instead of "Layers"
  • Description without much information.

Can be registered in other tasks as To Do.

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) renamed this task from There's an undocumented nonsensical collections section in the rigid body options (just below the sensitivity settings) to Improve UI for rigid body collections.Wed, Feb 5, 6:59 PM
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) reopened this task as Confirmed.
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) triaged this task as Low priority.
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) updated the task description. (Show Details)
Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) edited projects, added User Interface; removed Documentation.