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Feb 8 2013, 2:59 AM (309 w, 6 d)

Blender fan, Inkscape and Open Source Software advocate.

Freelancing in 3D graphics for Archviz, with a strong interest in graphical arts, 3D modelling, vector drafting, science fiction concept design and Portable Apps.

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Recent Activity

Yesterday

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to T60557: Merge to last and first disappear in the menus when using select box, select circle, and select lasso.

Having no active item is a idiosyncrasy I have found before in previous versions of Blender, never been an actual problem, but is curious case to tackle.
Here is a more complete laydown of all the distinct cases I could think of, hope it helps you get this right.

Wed, Jan 16, 6:22 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8

Tue, Jan 8

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to T58969: Outliner Improvements.

This is really going the right way! With all items in this proposal implemented, and Shift-Click to fill selection enabled, the outliner finally becomes the perfect scene management solution, solving all previous limitations and shortcomings.

Tue, Jan 8, 2:46 AM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8

Sat, Jan 5

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rBa77b63c56943: UI: Preferences Redesign Part 2 a Love token.
Sat, Jan 5, 1:28 AM

Sun, Dec 23

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rBA5b721956621c: DXF-exporter: initial port to 2.80 a Love token.
Sun, Dec 23, 4:53 AM
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rBAbada236b7a5e: DXF-importer initial port to 2.80 a Love token.
Sun, Dec 23, 4:52 AM

Fri, Dec 21

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rB9dde3e42a7c5: 3D View: add object color drawing option a Love token.
Fri, Dec 21, 4:45 AM

Thu, Dec 20

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded T54656: Cycles/Eevee texture nodes for modifiers, painting and more a 100 token.
Thu, Dec 20, 2:22 PM · Rendering, Eevee, Cycles
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rB231ea39ed154: Transform: use the scenes transform orientation a Like token.
Thu, Dec 20, 4:22 AM

Wed, Dec 19

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rBa72220ecf097: DNA: move back-face culling to shading popover a Grey Medal token.
Wed, Dec 19, 5:20 AM
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to T54115: Redesign User Preferences.

Only one small nitpicking.
The save button is perfectly aligned with the preference categories tabs, and is exactly the same size and style. It looks way too much like one of them despite being a completely different type of UI element.
This might be potentially dangerous for the user accidentally saving changes instead of switching tabs.

Wed, Dec 19, 1:30 AM · User Interface

Dec 18 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rBbb583542324f: Fix T59490: wrong curve handle lines a Like token.
Dec 18 2018, 4:24 AM
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded T59490: Bezier curve handles display wrong connection a Burninate token.
Dec 18 2018, 4:24 AM · BF Blender
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rB879c9665985b: Transform: option to use incremental snapping a Like token.
Dec 18 2018, 12:54 AM

Dec 17 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded D4043: Make Context Menus More Contextual a Yellow Medal token.
Dec 17 2018, 8:17 PM · User Interface

Dec 16 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to rB18d056601303: Curve Batch Cache: Add back support for shaded geometry.

Would these changes make it easier to fix T51886 limitations?

Dec 16 2018, 4:45 AM
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rB18d056601303: Curve Batch Cache: Add back support for shaded geometry a Like token.
Dec 16 2018, 4:44 AM

Dec 15 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rBa1c8595b0902: Edit Curve: Add Normal size in overlay popover and change default range a Like token.
Dec 15 2018, 6:05 AM
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rBf371e633f942: Curve Batch Cache: Add support for loose edges and curve/surf modifier a Like token.
Dec 15 2018, 6:00 AM

Dec 14 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a watcher for Blender Studio: Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos).
Dec 14 2018, 5:53 PM
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rBf4c70a35a292: UI: tweak text editing fields for higher contrast a Like token.
Dec 14 2018, 12:15 PM

Dec 13 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rB4357fb63db77: Keymap: event type filter w/ finding keymap items a 100 token.
Dec 13 2018, 5:00 AM

Dec 11 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to T56648: Blender 2.8: Naming Conventions.

"Positions Only" reflects much better what the option does, since scaling or rotating don't affect object scale or rotation, nor its geometry; only its coordinates in the scene.

Dec 11 2018, 11:47 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8

Dec 9 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded D4055: Fix LMB Select conflict with Shift-click to select, Re-Route and Cut Connections a Love token.
Dec 9 2018, 4:01 AM
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded D3949: User Interface: Add button color for indicating that the value differs from the interpolated one a Yellow Medal token.
Dec 9 2018, 3:49 AM

Dec 8 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rB136e88f4ea37: Merge branch 'master' into blender2.8 a Orange Medal token.
Dec 8 2018, 6:46 AM

Dec 7 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to T58167: Export arrow points the wrong way.

All these look great, I particularly like the first and third set
The straight up and down arrows may look like download/upload or save icons though, so I think the third set with "Bent Arrows" would be the way to go.

Dec 7 2018, 6:43 PM · Import/Export, User Interface
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rBc4bf66e54237: Use panel layout in most Preferences sections a Love token.
Dec 7 2018, 6:46 AM

Dec 3 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded D3118: UI: use new confirm quit dialog on all platforms. a Love token.
Dec 3 2018, 4:58 AM
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rB60d6eb0b5d57: Win32: Use the nicer looking blender-drawn confirmation message box when… a Love token.
Dec 3 2018, 4:54 AM
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded D4022: Snapping: additional Incremental Shortcut a Like token.
Dec 3 2018, 3:36 AM
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to T58167: Export arrow points the wrong way.

I still prefer simplicity of current design, though.

Dec 3 2018, 3:24 AM · Import/Export, User Interface

Nov 30 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rB8d4da34883b2: Fix T58267: node socket grabbing not working well with box select tool. a Like token.
Nov 30 2018, 6:31 PM
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to T58167: Export arrow points the wrong way.

I really don't see what the issue is here, current icons are perfectly fine.
Either way it is quite irrelevant, direction is completely arbitrary.
I don't think there is any convention for this, both would be explicit as long as it follows some logic.

Nov 30 2018, 5:08 PM · Import/Export, User Interface
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to T58195: Blender 2.8 - No way of adding collections that are manually created to the scene collection.

I have also run into this issue. As Brecht mentions the only current workaround I have found was opening a second outliner in Orphaned Data mode and dragging it into the view layer outliner

Nov 30 2018, 12:15 AM · BF Blender: 2.8

Nov 29 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded T57693: Eevee: Lights dont cast shadows if they are part of an collection instance a Y So Serious token.
Nov 29 2018, 4:56 PM · BF Blender, Eevee
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded T54711: 2.8 UI: Small, independant UI tweaks a Love token.
Nov 29 2018, 4:45 PM · Code Quest
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rB98ecab1af07a: Fix T56906: Mesh from Curve not working on curves beveled by curves. a Love token.
Nov 29 2018, 6:31 AM
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rB9c8d31520db6: Fix curve stats when using modifiers. a Like token.
Nov 29 2018, 6:21 AM
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rB4de6a210c69f: Per view-layer collection visibility a Like token.
Nov 29 2018, 6:15 AM

Nov 28 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to T57857: Collections, objects visibility and local view.

Merging hide and viewport visibility icons as suggested by @Julien Kaspar (JulienKaspar) seems promising.

Nov 28 2018, 5:41 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to T57857: Collections, objects visibility and local view.

Yes, I meant the glyph, I apologize, I lacked the proper lingo. Edited comment above for clarity.

Nov 28 2018, 1:39 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to T57857: Collections, objects visibility and local view.

I strongly believe the eye icon should remain in the outliner for all objects, ideally along viewport visibility functionality.

Nov 28 2018, 1:27 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to T57902: User preferences for the default keymap (design task).
Currently there are no plans to remove direct operator access. The industry-compatible keymap will likely work this way.
Nov 28 2018, 12:11 AM · User Interface
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded D4002: Active Curves UI point should stand out a Orange Medal token.
Nov 28 2018, 12:03 AM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8

Nov 27 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to T57902: User preferences for the default keymap (design task).

Not sure how this is planned to be handled in the new keymaps, but one other possibility for keymap settings is the behavior for move/rotate/scale hotkeys.
Will old behavior for direct operator invoking (grab/rotate/scale) be kept in parallel with the new tools workflow?

Nov 27 2018, 8:33 PM · User Interface
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded T58081: Move Proportional Editing options into popover a Like token.
Nov 27 2018, 12:20 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rBe7662ea257fa: Keymaps: keep Select Box as default tool. a Like token.
Nov 27 2018, 5:26 AM
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded T58070: The Backface Culling option should move from Overlays to Shading a Like token.
Nov 27 2018, 12:30 AM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8

Nov 26 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rBe840f0a90ba7: Keymaps: add 3D view click empty space to deselect all. a Like token.
Nov 26 2018, 5:04 AM

Nov 24 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rB1ec21ed41a48: DRW: Support Wireframe for cruve/surface/text objects a Like token.
Nov 24 2018, 5:52 AM

Nov 23 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to T57918: Left Click Select tweaks and fixes.

When starting over an unselected node, it would do transform tweak of that single node.

Nov 23 2018, 5:24 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to T57918: Left Click Select tweaks and fixes.

Sounds about right.

Nov 23 2018, 4:48 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rB5f2ac43b5fe8: UI: allow inaccurate swipe motion to switch tabs a Like token.
Nov 23 2018, 2:44 AM

Nov 22 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rB96e39af9481c: transform_snap_object: Fix snap to curves. a Like token.
Nov 22 2018, 5:19 AM
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rB5e4ed2793b9b: Depsgraph: Move boundbox sync to the post-geometry evaluation a Like token.
Nov 22 2018, 5:15 AM
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to T57857: Collections, objects visibility and local view.

Not sure if this is technically feasible, or even desirable, since we don't have multi-state buttons anywhere else in Blender.
We could save a lot of space in the collections popover if we combined the visibility and selectability buttons into a single multi-state toggle.

Nov 22 2018, 3:41 AM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded T54862: Multi-Object Properties Editing a Love token.
Nov 22 2018, 1:04 AM · Code Quest

Nov 21 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to D3743: Tiled Voronoi Noise : Cycles, Eevee and OSL.

We got a native crackle a while ago, grab a nightly build at http://builder.blender.org and enjoy.

Nov 21 2018, 7:26 PM · Cycles, Eevee, BF Blender: 2.8
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to D3743: Tiled Voronoi Noise : Cycles, Eevee and OSL.

This seems incredibly useful! Would a "Voronoi Cracks" version also be possible?

Nov 21 2018, 7:08 PM · Cycles, Eevee, BF Blender: 2.8
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded T57974: Reports: Remove background fade and keep them longer a Like token.
Nov 21 2018, 4:37 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded D3966: Mirror Modifier: Bisecting along mirrorplane a Yellow Medal token.
Nov 21 2018, 4:21 AM
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded D3973: Local View a Orange Medal token.
Nov 21 2018, 3:22 AM

Nov 20 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rB53d9ddf772be: UI: Color Ramp: Add menu and functions to distribute color stops a Like token.
Nov 20 2018, 6:11 PM
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to D3400: New Feature Proposal: Mixed Snap in 3d View..

You can check what is happening by enabling the Bounds view in the Viewport Display panel of the object,

Nov 20 2018, 4:21 PM · BF Blender: 2.8
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rB750690ae7a5c: Object: report number of deleted objects a Like token.
Nov 20 2018, 2:37 AM
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rBd870e7d93023: Keymap: skip save prompt for default keymap a Love token.
Nov 20 2018, 2:37 AM
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rB47139c69d7e4: Keymap: only use delete confirmation for X-key a Like token.
Nov 20 2018, 2:37 AM
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded D3965: UI: Color Ramp: Add tools menu a Grey Medal token.
Nov 20 2018, 2:25 AM

Nov 19 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to T57857: Collections, objects visibility and local view.

If possible I'd rather keep per object type selectability in the popover, instead of per object type visibility, if only one can be kept.
Reasoning is that we already have lots of ways to control visibility, but selectability can only be set from the outliner.

Nov 19 2018, 8:28 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8

Nov 18 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to T57902: User preferences for the default keymap (design task).

I see in that case a few controversial ones that come to mind.

Nov 18 2018, 11:31 PM · User Interface
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to T57902: User preferences for the default keymap (design task).

How would these options differ from editing the keys directly in the keymap?
Are they just quick toggles or easier ways to swap stuff around, without requiring digging into the keymap, or avoiding conflicts?

Nov 18 2018, 9:07 PM · User Interface
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to D3400: New Feature Proposal: Mixed Snap in 3d View..

After these improvements snapping to bezier curve objects doesn't seem to be working as expected in 2.8.
There seems to be some sort of offset when spanning curves to other geometry. Snapping meshed to curves appears to work as expected though.

Nov 18 2018, 8:45 PM · BF Blender: 2.8
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to rBbf7af31e9f7c: Keymaps: left click select keymap changes.

Holehartedly agree with all these, especially

Nov 18 2018, 5:04 AM
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded D3953: Remove confirmation dialogs for save and delete a Love token.
Nov 18 2018, 4:19 AM

Nov 17 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to T57880: Remove confirmation dialogs Save or Delete, in favour of displaying messages in the Status Bar.
  • When hitting Ctrl/Cmd-S. to Save, do it immediately, and show the Status Bar message
  • When using Del key, delete immediately, and show the Status Bar message
  • Keep X key working as it does now
Nov 17 2018, 3:15 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8

Nov 16 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded T57880: Remove confirmation dialogs Save or Delete, in favour of displaying messages in the Status Bar a Love token.
Nov 16 2018, 11:42 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rBbf7af31e9f7c: Keymaps: left click select keymap changes a Love token.
Nov 16 2018, 5:30 AM
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rBf8964809b82e: Viewport collections visibility: Viewport and Selection options a Love token.
Nov 16 2018, 5:20 AM
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rB165c4476917c: Tool System: add curve tilt tool a Orange Medal token.
Nov 16 2018, 5:00 AM

Nov 15 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rBc3d03b4434c8: Lamps: Remove HEMI light type a Like token.
Nov 15 2018, 4:57 AM

Nov 10 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded T57727: Make the “redo” panel also appear in the tool settings tab a Yellow Medal token.
Nov 10 2018, 11:57 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8

Nov 9 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to T57731: Make the “redo” panel use the horizontal strip-design.

My greatest gripe currently is with the position. It is actually tucked to the left, but because the toolbar has variable width, and doesn't always reach the bottom it often looks random and misplaced.

Nov 9 2018, 1:37 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8

Nov 8 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to T57718: For the Sphere primitive, rename Size to Radius.

Shouldn't it be the other way around, rename the other primitives properties to be "Size"? The Cube or Monkey having a radius is a bit odd.

Nov 8 2018, 11:49 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to T57727: Make the “redo” panel also appear in the tool settings tab.

The floating redo panel could also use some redesign, it currently looks out of place because of the toolbar.
Perhaps centered at the bottom of the viewport, ideally movable/draggable anywhere in the 3D View

Nov 8 2018, 9:18 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded T57690: No way to distinguish enum buttons that support shift-click to select multiple a Yellow Medal token.
Nov 8 2018, 9:15 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to T57690: No way to distinguish enum buttons that support shift-click to select multiple.

Maybe some sort of highlight hover effects encompassing all draggable properties/buttons.

Nov 8 2018, 9:14 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded T57714: In the visibility popover, replace checkboxes with eye icons a Grey Medal token.
Nov 8 2018, 8:31 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded T57721: For ID blocks, move + and x buttons into popover a Yellow Medal token.
Nov 8 2018, 8:25 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded T57685: Add Save Before Closing to File -> New a Grey Medal token.
Nov 8 2018, 1:54 AM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded D3874: Font textbox overflow: Different methods a Grey Medal token.
Nov 8 2018, 1:00 AM
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded T57686: Indicate which button gets activated when you hit Return a Grey Medal token.
Nov 8 2018, 1:00 AM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded T57688: Remember the last display mode in File Browser. a Grey Medal token.
Nov 8 2018, 12:48 AM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded D3874: Font textbox overflow: Different methods a Like token.
Nov 8 2018, 12:10 AM

Nov 3 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded D3891: UI: Draw curve map with solid color a Like token.
Nov 3 2018, 12:03 AM

Nov 1 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded D3878: Math Menu: Group and reorder a Like token.
Nov 1 2018, 2:56 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8

Oct 30 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded rBab6c7ff2ab15: UI: Vertical Properties Editor Tabs a Mountain of Wealth token.
Oct 30 2018, 4:34 AM

Oct 29 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded D3840: UI: Vertical Properties Editor Tabs a Love token.
Oct 29 2018, 2:08 AM · BF Blender: 2.8, User Interface

Oct 16 2018

Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to T57224: Curve Tilt Tool Todo.

That looks pretty good already, very useful, many thanks.
Only suggestion I can think of is perhaps to draw some sort of local Z axis pointing to the current tilt direction, to make it clearer to the user where it is currently facing.
If possible even two axis one for X and Y. Bonus points if these axis are actually capable of snapping to other geometry, for precise tilting.

Oct 16 2018, 6:34 PM · BF Blender: 2.8, User Interface, Code Quest
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded T57224: Curve Tilt Tool Todo a Love token.
Oct 16 2018, 6:25 PM · BF Blender: 2.8, User Interface, Code Quest
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) added a comment to T54963: Industry Compatible Keymap.

This is shaping up to be an excellent upgrade to general usability.
My only concern so far is that I think Select All operator should be mapped to Ctrl + A, in the name of keeping up with "industry standards".
It is the common select all in many applications, and the default behavior in operating systems, like the file manager, lists of items, or text input boxes, among others.

Oct 16 2018, 12:07 AM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8, Code Quest