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Dopesheet click-drag-selection deselects channels [e.g. breaking copy-pasting keys workflow]
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Description

System Information
Operating system: Windows 10
Blender Version
Broken: (example: 2.80, edbf15d3c044, master, 2018-11-28, as found on the splash screen)

gif showing the error
https://imgur.com/a/J7wiido

Quick detour beforehand: copy-paste behaviour is dependent on row/channels selection:

  • if you have no row/channels selected, all copied keyframes will be pasted
  • if you have only a subset of row/channels selected, only keyframes matching this selection will be pasted [afaik this is expected behavior and was also the case in 2.79]

OK, now click-drag-box-selecting does not play very nice with this:

  • once started, all previously selected rows/channels will be deselected [thats pretty bad workflow-wise, box selection with B doesnt suffer from this]
  • if you happen to start the drag on a particular row/channel, only that row/channel will get selected [equally bad]

original report:
When you select with the mouse, click, drag and select the keys copy and paste (having more that 2 channels with keyframes like in the gif selected) he will only select 1 channel and only pastes 1 channel and not the 3. There are other work arounds like I show in the gif so that this doesnt happen like clicking B ou selecting from down to the channels you want.

Details

Type
Bug

Event Timeline

Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) lowered the priority of this task from Needs Triage by Developer to Needs Information from User.Wed, Oct 2, 11:21 PM

Please provide all the requested information in the bug submission form.

In particular, a .blend file with exact steps to reproduce the problem, and the exact Blender version.

blender 2.8

gif showing the error
https://imgur.com/a/J7wiido

Gif tell it all.

Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) raised the priority of this task from Needs Information from User to Needs Triage by Developer.Wed, Oct 2, 11:29 PM

Blender 2.8 is not a specific version, probably you mean the Blender 2.80 official release.

Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) lowered the priority of this task from Needs Triage by Developer to Confirmed, Medium.Fri, Oct 18, 3:55 PM

Can confirm, seems like tweak-box-selecting multiple rows/channels doesnt work so well:

Quick detour beforehand: copy-paste behaviour is dependent on row/channels selection:

  • if you have no row/channels selected, all copied keyframes will be pasted
  • if you have only a subset of row/channels selected, only keyframes matching this selection will be pasted [afaik this is expected behavior and was also the case in 2.79]

OK, now click-drag-box-selecting does not play very nice with this:

  • once started, all previously selected rows/channels will be deselected [thats pretty bad workflow-wise, box selection with B doesnt suffer from this]
  • if you happen to start the drag on a particular row/channel, only that row/channel will get selected [equally bad]

CC @William Reynish (billreynish)
CC @Julian Eisel (Severin)

Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) renamed this task from Dopesheet Timeline select and copy frames with mouse to Dopesheet click-drag-selection deselects channels [e.g. breaking copy-pasting keys workflow].Fri, Oct 18, 3:57 PM
Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) updated the task description. (Show Details)