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Graph Editor Expand/Collapse Channels issues
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Description

System Information
Operating system: Mac 10.15
Graphics card:

Blender Version
Broken: 2.90.0
Worked: never

Short description of error

  • First Issue
    • Once Collapse/Expand Channels operator has been used with the All option turned OFF, then the All is turned ON again for Collapse, a following Expand Channels operation will not work anymore
  • Second Issue (this might be considered a feature request, it would be consistent with the Outliner though)
    • In the Graph Editor when working on the left panel and use '+'/'-' keys on Numpad, the '+' is working well, it opens the collapse levels one each time, but the '-' is collapse all the level in one time. It is not convenient when having lots of things in this panel.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
First Issue

  • Open above .blend
  • Collapse Channels, in the Redo Last Operation panel turn OFF All
  • Expand Channels, in the Redo Last Operation panel turn OFF All
  • Collapse Channels again, in the Redo Last Operation panel turn ON All again
  • Expand Channels will not expand to selected channel anymore

Second Issue

Event Timeline

Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) changed the task status from Needs Triage to Confirmed.Mon, Sep 14, 1:47 PM

One thing to note: the All checkbox is not related to all hierarchy levels it is related to all selected channels (selected ones are the ones being marked yellowish when you click on the channel)

This is actually working fine as far as I can see:

So asking for the Collapse Channels operator to do one hierarchy level at a time would probably be considered a feature request (it would be consistent with the Outliner and should probably happen at some point though)

Note there is a bug however (you can run into the situation that the Expand Channels operator does not expand even selected channels anymore):

  • Open above .blend
  • Collapse Channels, in the Redo Last Operation panel turn OFF All
  • Expand Channels, in the Redo Last Operation panel turn OFF All
  • Collapse Channels again, in the Redo Last Operation panel turn ON All again
  • Expand Channels will not expand to selected channel anymore
Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) renamed this task from Graph Editor '+'/'-' on Numpad not working the same in channels on the Left side to Graph Editor Expand/Collapse Channels issues.Mon, Sep 14, 1:55 PM
Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) updated the task description. (Show Details)
Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) updated the task description. (Show Details)

I see your point about the All checkbox.
The issue I see is the one step to collapse all Levels in the side panel, compare to multiple to Expends them. when I did the Collapse using '-' number key it just closed all levels and '+' expends them gradually, which is better... at least for my opinion.

I agree, we should me more consistent "-" should collapse one level, "+" should expand one level

no need to thank me, i'm glad you brought it up is some of those thing you struggle enough with that you end up not using the feature, but it would be much better if it worked correctly.