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- Apr 18 2016, 11:44 PM (108 w, 6 d)
Fri, May 18
We currently have the Blender Reference Manual, which is essentially a 'Help' system. For the time being, we could make F1 open that. Further down the road, we could improve our Help functionality in multiple ways. For now, our focus is on 2.8 itself, and less on documentation & help systems. Once we have a strong foundation, and as we get closer to release, I expect we will begin to focus more on those things. We have several ideas and plans here, which we would like to share at some point.
Yes, we discussed that actually. It's just that currently, the properties don't work like that. When you hit return, the result is applied, and you can't 'edit' the expression, as you'd want to do. But maybe we can make it work that way.
Thu, May 17
Re. expressions, we discussed this during the design session. We may revisit it.
Extrude manipulators are unfinished still. They are too big, and secondary axes are too prominent. We have plans to make improvements in this area.
Wed, May 16
We should make those differences distinct, yes.
For the backface issue, perhaps the best solution is to display it, but significantly dimmed. This way you can still see your mesh, but it's clear that it's a backface. @Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) Would this kind of thing be slow?
Yes, it will be possible to select objects in the outliner too.
That's Extrude Along Normals. We have had that type of extrusion in Blender for years, and will be adding it to the 2.8 toolbar also. It's on the todo already.
Tue, May 15
It's on the todo :)
Yes, we should do that. Added a section for tools - there are a bunch of tools which need updated defaults.
1: The distance we would like to implement via the 'tweak UI' concept. You can also already type values while extruding.
Mon, May 14
Sun, May 13
Beautiful. Much better.
It will not replace the F6 panel. Power users can continue to use that if they wish.
Sat, May 12
Ludvik: Yes, we already thought of this, and we are planning to do more or less what you are suggesting.
Fri, May 11
For sure, that makes sense.
Okavango: Thanks for the input, but we already know all these issues. The Add Cube tool is not finished yet. The way it is now, is just because it's half implemented. It was always meant to be a two-step drag and extrude operation. Probably we will indicate when the tools are working as intended. Cheers.
Cédric: Appreciate your enthusiasm. I am enthusiastic too! However, most of the things you are likely to point out, we already know and just haven't fixed or implemented yet. Our main issue currently is getting the frameworks for the tools system in a more solid state, then we'll more on to add more features and to fix issues. We have a long lost of things to do and fix to make it nice, consistent and elegant.
The 3D Cursor orientation has a few bugs. Rest assured, we are aware of them. It's on our todo.
Luciano: That's precisely what the Favourites Bar is for.
Yes, that could be very useful, but may be outside the scope, at least for now. We believe that a very simple system like this will serve most users well.