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Nov 8 2014, 5:14 AM (393 w, 4 h)

Blender enthusiast, coding enthusiast, UI/UX enthusiast.
Creator and maintainer of the Collection Manager add-on.

Recent Activity

Thu, Apr 28

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) committed rBM9226: Collection Manager: Add documentation for new QCD preference.
Collection Manager: Add documentation for new QCD preference
Thu, Apr 28, 8:12 AM

Apr 19 2022

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) committed rBAa65df677f707: Collection Manager: Add QCD widget preference. Task: T69577 (authored by Ryan Inch (Imaginer)).
Collection Manager: Add QCD widget preference. Task: T69577
Apr 19 2022, 8:40 AM

Apr 11 2022

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) closed D9298: Update "Dynamic Brush Menus" addon.

I came across this again recently and upon further investigation I'm closing this because an equivalent commit (rBA4599d5d3c8ae91e958fad44df6d5fb30a2edb680) has already been made by @Campbell Barton (campbellbarton).
@Ivan Perevala (ivpe) Thank you for your time and effort and I'm very sorry about this. Your code was good and your patch was/is appreciated, but at the time I wasn't very experienced with Blender's patch management and I was caught up with another add-on, so I really dropped the ball on this one.

Apr 11 2022, 9:34 AM · Add-ons (BF-Blender)

Apr 10 2022

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) committed rBA4d53ec76a3d8: space_view3d_brush_menus: Improve brush icon support. (authored by Ryan Inch (Imaginer)).
space_view3d_brush_menus: Improve brush icon support.
Apr 10 2022, 7:24 AM
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) committed rBAc9fba919c2e1: space_view3d_brush_menus: Fix T96937 and make symmetry work consistently from… (authored by Ryan Inch (Imaginer)).
space_view3d_brush_menus: Fix T96937 and make symmetry work consistently from…
Apr 10 2022, 5:45 AM
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) closed T96937: Symmetry issue with dynamic brush menu as Resolved by committing rBAc9fba919c2e1: space_view3d_brush_menus: Fix T96937 and make symmetry work consistently from….
Apr 10 2022, 5:45 AM · Add-ons (Community)

Apr 1 2022

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) changed the status of T96937: Symmetry issue with dynamic brush menu from Needs Triage to Confirmed.

Thanks for the report! I can confirm and will fix this soon.

Apr 1 2022, 10:39 AM · Add-ons (Community)

Nov 24 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) committed rBM8676: Merge branch 'blender-3.0-release'.
Merge branch 'blender-3.0-release'
Nov 24 2021, 10:01 AM

Oct 26 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) updated the task description for T69577: Collection Manager.
Oct 26 2021, 10:28 AM · Add-ons (Community)
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T69577: Collection Manager.

Zip Update for 3.0:

  • Replace the X labels in the QCD header widget with operators that generate the corresponding slot when clicked. (supports various hotkeys for viewing state and moving objects)
    • Each unassigned slot operator has a tooltip specifying it's an unassigned slot, which slot number it corresponds to, and lists the hotkeys that can be used with it and their functions.
  • Add menu item to the QVT menu (the eye icon beside the QCD header widget) to add any missing QCD slots so that you end up with a full 20 slots.
  • Fix bug when attempting to deselect collection + nested collections' objects when collection is empty. (Reported by 1D_Inc)

Oct 26 2021, 10:28 AM · Add-ons (Community)
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) committed rBA11aebc017869: Collection Manager: Fix nested selection bug. Task: T69577 (authored by Ryan Inch (Imaginer)).
Collection Manager: Fix nested selection bug. Task: T69577
Oct 26 2021, 10:14 AM

Oct 18 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T69577: Collection Manager.

A bit of general technical information about pallets that could be interesting and useful.

Oct 18 2021, 7:51 AM · Add-ons (Community)

Oct 4 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T69577: Collection Manager.

Technically, I believe we could support as many colors as are wanted, but it would only apply to the CM, so for this reason, and also because it is much easier, I suggest that for now we stick to adding support for the nine color tags and adding color based management tools. I think we could also add in a tool to display the objects (at least most of them, stuff like empties and cameras I don't think can be set to a color) in the viewport based on the collection color, or use object color to show other things. One thing to figure out would be what color to show when an object is in multiple collections with different color tags.

Oct 4 2021, 7:12 AM · Add-ons (Community)

Oct 2 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T69577: Collection Manager.

We can definitely support the color tags that are used in the outliner and provide extended operations for them. If you are thinking of custom arbitrary coloring outside of those 9 tags, then it may be possible, but would be more difficult.
I had been thinking of using the colored tags as an interface for grouping collection's visibility as a kind of alternate to QCD slots, so I'm not sure if the two use cases are compatible or what the best way forward is.

Oct 2 2021, 11:12 AM · Add-ons (Community)

Sep 29 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T69577: Collection Manager.

How about "Select cumulative collections" function for Specials, which will select all objects of a Linked (cumulative) collections?
There is also a need to select objects of a collections which are linked to other scenes to have the ability to detect them...

Sep 29 2021, 10:13 AM · Add-ons (Community)

Sep 15 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) abandoned D9599: Preserve Layer Collections During Sync.

Hi @Dalai Felinto (dfelinto), unless there is some other issue at large that you haven't told me about, my fix should handle more complex setups just fine as it uses parent information to supersede order when deleting now.

Sep 15 2021, 8:45 AM · Core

Sep 8 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to D9599: Preserve Layer Collections During Sync.

Hi @Bastien Montagne (mont29),
Thank you for providing a solid reproducible test case, it nicely illustrated the bug you were talking about and allowed me to fix it. I have updated the patch and will now look into creating unit tests so that hopefully any bugs in layer collection syncing can be more easily caught in the future. Your demo case helped put in perspective the type of unit tests I think will have to be created, but if you have any thoughts on unit tests, I'd be glad to hear them.

Sep 8 2021, 11:33 AM · Core
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) updated the diff for D9599: Preserve Layer Collections During Sync.
  • Fixed a bug when deleting collections. Thanks to Bastien for reporting.
  • Merge branch 'master' into preserve_layer_collections_attempt_2
Sep 8 2021, 11:31 AM · Core

Aug 30 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) committed rBAf583ecf0ad14: Collection Manager: Improve UI for adding QCD slots. Task: T69577 (authored by Ryan Inch (Imaginer)).
Collection Manager: Improve UI for adding QCD slots. Task: T69577
Aug 30 2021, 4:26 AM
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T69577: Collection Manager.

Being able to click on unassigned slots is so handy, since there haven't been any major problems, I think I'm going to just add it to master as it is now, and then we can change things later if needed.
Apologies for not being as active here for the past little bit, I've been involved with other things.

Aug 30 2021, 4:05 AM · Add-ons (Community)

Aug 17 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) updated the diff for D9599: Preserve Layer Collections During Sync.
  • Merge branch 'master' into preserve_layer_collections_attempt_2
  • Fix bug where some collections were being missed on the get invalid layer collections search.
  • Fix ASan errors about layer collection deletion order.
  • Clang Format.
  • Add temporary performance timing code.
Aug 17 2021, 6:16 AM · Core
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) reclaimed D9599: Preserve Layer Collections During Sync.
Aug 17 2021, 6:15 AM · Core

Aug 1 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T35700: Project timer in Info window.

Try the version in this post (should be 1.8) https://developer.blender.org/T35700#1089289
The filename is system_project_timer_2_8_update_4.py. That one should work.

Aug 1 2021, 11:41 PM · Add-ons (Community)
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T35700: Project timer in Info window.

It will only show in the header of the info editor (which isn't shown by default, except in the scripting workspace where the header is hidden there). If it's not showing up there, which version of Blender and which version of the add-on are you using exactly (as far as I know there is no version 2.9 of the add-on) and are there any errors displayed? (terminal or otherwise)

Aug 1 2021, 3:57 AM · Add-ons (Community)

Jul 31 2021

kursad k (kursadk) awarded T69577: Collection Manager a Love token.
Jul 31 2021, 7:31 AM · Add-ons (Community)
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T69577: Collection Manager.

I know that menu items are usually greyed out, but this operator only works when there are less than 20 slots configured and there is no way to display why it's disabled. I think hiding could be a good option, or we just leave it enabled, or I suppose, people will probably be able to guess why it's greyed out, but I think that's my least favorite option.

Jul 31 2021, 6:03 AM · Add-ons (Community)

Jul 13 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T69577: Collection Manager.

Test for more easily adding QCD slots:

  • Replaces the QCD Xs with an operator that generates the corresponding QCD slot when clicked (allows moving objects to the new slot with hotkeys). Includes a tooltip specifying it's an unassigned slot and listing the possible actions/hotkeys.
  • Adds a menu item to the QVT menu (eye icon beside the QCD slots) to add any missing QCD slots so that you have a full 20 (currently always available, but I'm wondering if it should be hidden if there are already 20 slots present?)
Jul 13 2021, 6:13 AM · Add-ons (Community)

Jul 12 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) updated the task description for T69577: Collection Manager.
Jul 12 2021, 8:01 AM · Add-ons (Community)
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) updated the task description for T69577: Collection Manager.
Jul 12 2021, 7:58 AM · Add-ons (Community)
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T69577: Collection Manager.

Zip Update for 2.93:

  • Select all cumulative objects (objects that are present in more than one collection). Located in the specials menu in the CM popup.
  • Improved naming and icons for the send objects to collection operator.
  • Improved, more consistent icons for the invert filter button and the filter collections by selected objects button.
Jul 12 2021, 7:56 AM · Add-ons (Community)
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) committed rBA69f875e1171a: Collection Manager: CM popup UX fixes. Task: T69577 (authored by Ryan Inch (Imaginer)).
Collection Manager: CM popup UX fixes. Task: T69577
Jul 12 2021, 7:30 AM
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) committed rBAeba3a31f8bed: Collection Manager: Select cumulative objects. Task: T69577 (authored by Ryan Inch (Imaginer)).
Collection Manager: Select cumulative objects. Task: T69577
Jul 12 2021, 6:40 AM

Jul 5 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T69577: Collection Manager.

Ah okay. Thanks.
Here's an update :)

Jul 5 2021, 6:10 AM · Add-ons (Community)

Jul 2 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T69577: Collection Manager.

Here's selecting cumulative objects to test. The operator can be found in the specials menu in the CM popup.

Jul 2 2021, 9:22 PM · Add-ons (Community)

Jun 26 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to D11708: Outliner: View Layers filter for View Layer Mode.

I agree with @michael campbell (3di) here, it would be far more useful to display them side by side than in a vertical list, but I wouldn't limit it to just two (if possible I would have it configurable so you could show as many or as few as you need), although for a scene with a lot of view layers maybe it would be a good idea to have an option of limiting it to just two the way @michael campbell (3di) suggested.

Jun 26 2021, 5:37 AM · User Interface

Jun 25 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to D11684: UI: Reduce Node Contents Jiggling When Moved.

Looks like a great improvement! I just want to point out that the yellow circle with the 4 white triangles is still jiggling, though 😛

Jun 25 2021, 5:48 AM · User Interface

Jun 18 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T89145: Hotkey conflict betwen selection mesh (1,2,3) and 3D Viewport Hotkeys QCD in edit mode.

Yes, the QCD Edit mode hotkeys, and yes they should unregister the overriding hotkeys when the add-on is disabled. It sounds like something got confused, so maybe I need to modify the way I unregister, I'll keep this in mind.

Jun 18 2021, 4:30 AM · Add-ons (Community)

Jun 17 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) closed T89145: Hotkey conflict betwen selection mesh (1,2,3) and 3D Viewport Hotkeys QCD in edit mode as Resolved.
Jun 17 2021, 4:22 AM · Add-ons (Community)
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T89145: Hotkey conflict betwen selection mesh (1,2,3) and 3D Viewport Hotkeys QCD in edit mode.

@ManBlender (ManBlender) In the Collection Manager's preferences there is a checkbox to enable switching QCD slots in Edit Mode (this moves the mesh selection hotkeys to backtick+1,2,3), but the checkbox is off by default. My guess is that you turned it on at some point, but that's why the reset to defaults fixed it. (If it was disabled and the hotkeys were still being overridden, then that's a problem, and why I wanted the screenshot)

Jun 17 2021, 4:21 AM · Add-ons (Community)

Jun 16 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T89145: Hotkey conflict betwen selection mesh (1,2,3) and 3D Viewport Hotkeys QCD in edit mode.

@ManBlender (ManBlender) Can you please share a screenshot of the Collection Manager add-on's preferences?

Jun 16 2021, 8:50 PM · Add-ons (Community)

Jun 15 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T89070: Collection manager - remove empty collection not working corectly (not deleting empty in full).

@ManBlender (ManBlender)
Your welcome. :)
Yes, you can achieve the same result as Purge All Collections Without Objects by clicking Remove Empty Collections multiple times. I received feedback that it was important to have both options, so both are included :)

Jun 15 2021, 12:41 AM · Add-ons (Community)

Jun 14 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T89070: Collection manager - remove empty collection not working corectly (not deleting empty in full).

@Pratik Borhade (PratikPB2123) Welcome :)

Jun 14 2021, 9:38 PM · Add-ons (Community)
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T89070: Collection manager - remove empty collection not working corectly (not deleting empty in full).

From the screenshots I can see that it's working as intended. If you look at the tooltip it says that it will remove any collections that don't have objects and do not contain any subcollections. If you check the before screenshot, the two collections that are left both contain subcollections, and so aren't empty. To remove all collections that don't contain objects (regardless of whether they have subcollections or not) use Purge All Collections Without Objects (if that doesn't clear them, then that's a bug ;) ).

Jun 14 2021, 8:14 PM · Add-ons (Community)

Jun 11 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) updated Ryan Inch (Imaginer).
Jun 11 2021, 4:29 AM
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) updated Ryan Inch (Imaginer).
Jun 11 2021, 4:28 AM
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) updated Ryan Inch (Imaginer).
Jun 11 2021, 4:27 AM

Jun 7 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to D9599: Preserve Layer Collections During Sync.

I was referring to the code comment at line 888 in the current master. From further looking now this seems to be from rB56dabfac5cba8d4762579120e6416230af1465d9 which fixes T86741 and T86594.
If there's anything else related it'd be good to know, but I can test with the steps from the tasks.

Jun 7 2021, 10:10 PM · Core

Jun 6 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to D9599: Preserve Layer Collections During Sync.

On second thought, the recently removed workaround does not provide enough information, for me, on what user action triggers the workaround for me to test that my patch 100% supports the corner case (although it should). Does anyone have a simple way to reproduce so I can test that my patch covers the corner case?

Jun 6 2021, 7:04 AM · Core
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) updated the diff for D9599: Preserve Layer Collections During Sync.
  • Merge branch 'master' into preserve_layer_collections_attempt_2
  • Remove the corner case workaround in the layercollection sync function that was introduced from merging master as it isn't needed for this patch and causes crashes.
Jun 6 2021, 6:44 AM · Core
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) updated the diff for D9599: Preserve Layer Collections During Sync.
  • Merge branch 'master' into preserve_layer_collections_attempt_2
  • Remove the corner case workaround in the layercollection sync function that was introduced from merging master as it isn't needed for this patch and causes crashes.
Jun 6 2021, 6:41 AM · Core

May 31 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to D11387: UI: Add light count to viewport statistics.

Hey, how about instead of having a count of all objects + lights, you have a count of all objects + user defined object type. This would allow you to see stats about what object type you care about most and solves the scaling issue.
Also, I'd much prefer to have extra stats cluttering up the status bar than cluttering up the 3d view where I need to work (I enable the stats in the status bar, but don't in the 3d viewport).

May 31 2021, 4:24 AM · User Interface

May 26 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to D11274: Render queue property panel.

Looks interesting. I'm not a reviewer in any capacity, but I did find a couple typos :)

May 26 2021, 9:42 PM

May 23 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) committed rBM8073: Merge branch 'blender-2.93-release'.
Merge branch 'blender-2.93-release'
May 23 2021, 3:34 AM

May 22 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T88092: Keymap: use D-key for view navigation pie-menu (2nd iteration).

As far as I know, the PRESS event fires before anything else, so I'm pretty sure that means that the view menu would conflict with annotations.

May 22 2021, 7:02 AM · BF Blender (3.0), User Interface

May 19 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) committed rBAf9c33236e6b9: Merge branch 'blender-v2.93-release' (authored by Ryan Inch (Imaginer)).
Merge branch 'blender-v2.93-release'
May 19 2021, 8:13 AM
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) committed rBAdf01c14fdd8a: Collection Manager: Tooltip fixes. Task: T69577 (authored by Ryan Inch (Imaginer)).
Collection Manager: Tooltip fixes. Task: T69577
May 19 2021, 8:13 AM

May 17 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T88071: Keymap: use number keys for mode switching (2nd Iteration).

Hi @Ryan Inch (Imaginer)

My problem with this addon is that it is more complex, much more, than my basic idea, which is very simple, just some hotkeys linked to some colors. While the addon, which I have tested in the past, is much more complicated to use, with different solutions for many levels of users.

May 17 2021, 8:27 AM · BF Blender, User Interface
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) awarded D11272: Initial modifications allowing Text object (OB_FONT) boolean targets a Like token.
May 17 2021, 8:14 AM

May 16 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T88092: Keymap: use D-key for view navigation pie-menu (2nd iteration).

Note: added "Open Topics" section, would this apply to other views (not just the 3D view), since there are at least 3 items that could be added to most 2D views.

May 16 2021, 6:07 AM · BF Blender (3.0), User Interface
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T88071: Keymap: use number keys for mode switching (2nd Iteration).

Loosing the ability to easily switch layers from 2.7x was a significant down-side in my opinion. I had impression that collections didn't map so usefully to numbers, making this feature less useful/popular.

If feedback shows this isn't the case, this proposal can be closed/rejected based on this.

May 16 2021, 5:55 AM · BF Blender, User Interface

May 11 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T88092: Keymap: use D-key for view navigation pie-menu (2nd iteration).

I'd like to mention that this would also conflict with the "Move objects to QCD slots" popup for my Collection Manager addon.
Also, +1 to treating this as a bug and fixing the underlying issue.

May 11 2021, 9:51 AM · BF Blender (3.0), User Interface

May 10 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) updated the task description for T69577: Collection Manager.
May 10 2021, 8:03 AM · Add-ons (Community)
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T69577: Collection Manager.

Zip Update for 2.93:

  • Change CM popup selection indicators to diamonds.
  • Fix QCD renumbering adding a 21st slot.
  • Fix phantom mode not disabling the add collection buttons, undo buttons, and specials menu in the CM popup.
May 10 2021, 7:59 AM · Add-ons (Community)
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) committed rBA7324beddde46: Merge branch 'blender-v2.93-release' (authored by Ryan Inch (Imaginer)).
Merge branch 'blender-v2.93-release'
May 10 2021, 7:49 AM
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) committed rBA86194403316f: Collection Manager: Fix phantom mode issue. Task: T69577 (authored by Ryan Inch (Imaginer)).
Collection Manager: Fix phantom mode issue. Task: T69577
May 10 2021, 7:48 AM
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) committed rBA7a4ed593f392: Merge branch 'blender-v2.93-release' (authored by Ryan Inch (Imaginer)).
Merge branch 'blender-v2.93-release'
May 10 2021, 7:11 AM
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) committed rBA8ea89b89c7d1: Collection Manager: Fix QCD renumbering. Task: T69577 (authored by Ryan Inch (Imaginer)).
Collection Manager: Fix QCD renumbering. Task: T69577
May 10 2021, 6:50 AM

Apr 4 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T87183: Unable to accurately sample colors in Vertex Paint mode.

Thanks. If you have a color wheel open somewhere you'll see the dot jump to a different position too.

Apr 4 2021, 3:33 AM · EEVEE & Viewport, Sculpt, Paint & Texture, BF Blender
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) created T87183: Unable to accurately sample colors in Vertex Paint mode.
Apr 4 2021, 3:11 AM · EEVEE & Viewport, Sculpt, Paint & Texture, BF Blender

Mar 24 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) committed rBAebe76f3a7ba9: Collection Manager: Improve indicators. Task: T69577 (authored by Ryan Inch (Imaginer)).
Collection Manager: Improve indicators. Task: T69577
Mar 24 2021, 9:46 AM

Mar 23 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T69577: Collection Manager.

Thanks. :)
And thanks for your detailed testing and explanations!
Yep, I agree and like how this has turned out very much.

Mar 23 2021, 10:06 AM · Add-ons (Community)

Mar 22 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T69577: Collection Manager.

Okay, here's a test version with updated selection state indication.

Mar 22 2021, 8:13 AM · Add-ons (Community)

Mar 19 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T69577: Collection Manager.

I tried it and I think that our design really works!

Yup, it does. :)

Mar 19 2021, 9:47 AM · Add-ons (Community)

Mar 17 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) updated the task description for T69577: Collection Manager.
Mar 17 2021, 9:10 AM · Add-ons (Community)
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T69577: Collection Manager.

Yup, I really like the design. I initially missed some of the critical features it has to facilitate your workflow, but I see them now. :)

Mar 17 2021, 9:07 AM · Add-ons (Community)
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) committed rBA6dfba915743b: Collection Manager: Add object selection to CM popup. Task: T69577 (authored by Ryan Inch (Imaginer)).
Collection Manager: Add object selection to CM popup. Task: T69577
Mar 17 2021, 3:38 AM

Mar 16 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) committed rBA88db9c67be6b: Collection Manager: Add undo support. Task: T69577 (authored by Ryan Inch (Imaginer)).
Collection Manager: Add undo support. Task: T69577
Mar 16 2021, 10:04 PM

Mar 15 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T69577: Collection Manager.

Okay, your latest mockup addresses all of my functional concerns, and it does seem to work well, so if that's what will provide the best workflow for you we'll go with that.

Mar 15 2021, 9:09 AM · Add-ons (Community)

Mar 13 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T72400: Policy for handling patches which need further design.

Perhaps I'm not understanding you correctly. It sounded in your proposal like random devs were supposed to find these and, if interested, create design tasks so that the patches could move forward; however, having queries ignore patches would seem to impede random devs finding them.

Mar 13 2021, 9:23 AM · BF Blender

Mar 10 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T69577: Collection Manager.

Also, I think that sending and selecting icons can be added to RTOs display options list

That's easy enough, will do.

Mar 10 2021, 10:06 AM · Add-ons (Community)

Mar 8 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T69577: Collection Manager.

But is it does not look overloaded? That icon looks pretty... massive.

Yes, the icon is a bit big, but it was the only icon from the default blender icon set that seemed to fit well as a selecting objects icon.

Mar 8 2021, 9:46 AM · Add-ons (Community)

Mar 7 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T69577: Collection Manager.

Okay, how about this?
I've combined undo support in the CM popup with the object selection UI that I personally prefer.
There is a known issue with undo support currently that copy/swap state and RTO history is not preserved on undo/redo (let me know if this is a minor inconvenience or a major blocker).

Mar 7 2021, 9:38 AM · Add-ons (Community)

Mar 4 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T72400: Policy for handling patches which need further design.

All queries ignore patches that have this tag.
Once a design task (submitted by someone willing to implement the feature) is submitted and approved the reviewer manually lift the tag of the associated patch.

If all queries ignore it, how will anyone know to create a design task for it?

Mar 4 2021, 6:52 AM · BF Blender
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T84669: Data-block Selector Design Changes (latest iteration).

@Eugene Du (APEC) I had some thoughts about combining the shield and user count, and not having enough space and using the tooltip to supplement it in this post in devtalk: https://devtalk.blender.org/t/redesigned-data-block-selector-feedback-thread/16691/67

Mar 4 2021, 6:44 AM · User Interface

Feb 28 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to D9599: Preserve Layer Collections During Sync.

Thanks for your time and comments @Hans Goudey (HooglyBoogly) , I've hopefully addressed them all now. :)

Feb 28 2021, 10:30 AM · Core
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) updated the diff for D9599: Preserve Layer Collections During Sync.
  • Merge branch 'master' into preserve_layer_collections_attempt_2
  • Merge branch 'master' into preserve_layer_collections_attempt_2
  • Fix issues pointed out by Hans Goudey, update comments and a function name to be clearer.
  • make format.
Feb 28 2021, 10:24 AM · Core

Feb 22 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T69577: Collection Manager.

I need to think about all of this and do some tests.

Feb 22 2021, 10:10 AM · Add-ons (Community)

Feb 20 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T69577: Collection Manager.

Hm, seems like it's mostly duplicating the information reported by the set object collection button.
I think if we used the large scale arrows symbol next to the set object collection it wouldn't really be any more dangerous than the exclude checkbox.
However, if you're really worried, we can place the arrows symbol next to the active collection button for now with the intention of moving it next to the set object collection button once the undo buttons are in.
I don't think the additional indications on the selection button are necessary, but again, I can put them in for now and then remove them later when undo is added.

Feb 20 2021, 10:31 AM · Add-ons (Community)

Feb 18 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T69577: Collection Manager.

Interesting solution. What do the grey dot, white dot, and arrow symbol signify?
And yes, I remember that it's dangerous, I had hoped to have undo support in first, but it has problems. (I should take another look at it)
I'm also wondering why an icon to the left of Set Object collection is more dangerous than the icon (exclude checkbox) to the right. (Apologies if I've asked this before)

Feb 18 2021, 10:17 AM · Add-ons (Community)

Feb 16 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) committed rBA33b39ecc88a9: Merge branch 'blender-v2.92-release' (authored by Ryan Inch (Imaginer)).
Merge branch 'blender-v2.92-release'
Feb 16 2021, 5:26 AM
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) committed rBA2b1d58fe8eef: Collection Manager: Fix Hotkey Bug. Task: T69577 (authored by Ryan Inch (Imaginer)).
Collection Manager: Fix Hotkey Bug. Task: T69577
Feb 16 2021, 5:26 AM

Feb 15 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T69577: Collection Manager.

How's this, I integrated one of my old selection tests into the current collection manager. I think the functionality is good and the UI is decent. I changed the icon to the dot as you requested, but I think something like this might fit better.
Let me know what you think.

Feb 15 2021, 10:37 AM · Add-ons (Community)

Feb 14 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) committed rBM7755: Merge branch 'blender-2.92-release'.
Merge branch 'blender-2.92-release'
Feb 14 2021, 6:08 AM

Feb 11 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added inline comments to D9599: Preserve Layer Collections During Sync.
Feb 11 2021, 9:20 AM · Core

Feb 10 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to D9599: Preserve Layer Collections During Sync.

Thanks for the review @Hans Goudey (HooglyBoogly) :)
I definitely prefer preserving layer collections to flag syncing, plus it fixes a bug and lays the groundwork for conversion to ID Properties :)

Feb 10 2021, 8:39 AM · Core

Feb 4 2021

Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T83109: Implement breadcrumbs for node editor.

Looks good. Nice and clear. Now what would be really neat is if you could click on the names to change levels and click on the arrows to bring up a list of adjacent things you can switch to.

Feb 4 2021, 11:09 PM · User Interface, Geometry Nodes
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T82477: UI: 'use_property_split' w/ right alignment cuts off property text.

Thanks. That clears things up a lot.

Feb 4 2021, 11:08 AM · Restricted Project, User Interface, BF Blender
Ryan Inch (Imaginer) added a comment to T69577: Collection Manager.

Right, selecting objects, I'd almost forgotten about that. I still need to do something with hotkey preferences, but I'll look at the selection stuff too.

Feb 4 2021, 11:02 AM · Add-ons (Community)
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