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Harley Acheson (harley) updated subscribers of D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes.

@Brecht Van Lommel (brecht): I really like the look of this...

Tue, Apr 23, 6:25 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4670: For Discussion - Icon Outlines and Disabled State.

@Brecht Van Lommel (brecht): My current thinking is we can do a gaussian blur of the alpha channel...

Tue, Apr 23, 5:54 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) created D4725: Better Default Directory for Windows Fonts.
Tue, Apr 23, 5:46 PM · User Interface

Sun, Apr 21

Harley Acheson (harley) added a watcher for User Interface: Harley Acheson (harley).
Sun, Apr 21, 4:27 AM
Harley Acheson (harley) updated the diff for D4689: Mac Menu Key Symbols.

This is now complete and can be tested and evaluated.

Sun, Apr 21, 2:05 AM · User Interface

Sat, Apr 20

Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4696: Outliner: Show parenting hierarchy in view layer view.
Sat, Apr 20, 4:33 PM
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4696: Outliner: Show parenting hierarchy in view layer view.

A few comments, possibly all dumb, so no laughing... LOL

Sat, Apr 20, 4:22 AM
Harley Acheson (harley) created D4713: UI: Small Input Status Line Changes.
Sat, Apr 20, 12:33 AM · User Interface

Fri, Apr 19

Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4712: Fix for Outliner Draw Regression.

I would probably do:

Base *base = (Base *)te->directdata;
const bool is_selected = (base ?  (base->flag : ob->base_flag)  & BASE_SELECTED) != 0;
Fri, Apr 19, 10:15 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) added a reviewer for D4712: Fix for Outliner Draw Regression: Brecht Van Lommel (brecht).
Fri, Apr 19, 8:27 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4668: Outliner Selected Objects in Scene View.

A patch for this particular issue (with outliner_draw_tree_element) is now here:
https://developer.blender.org/D4712

Fri, Apr 19, 8:24 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) created D4712: Fix for Outliner Draw Regression.
Fri, Apr 19, 8:19 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4668: Outliner Selected Objects in Scene View.

@Dalai Felinto (dfelinto): This works fine. Does this approach work for you?

Fri, Apr 19, 6:51 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4668: Outliner Selected Objects in Scene View.

I agree, but couldn’t find (from what I could understand from that area) another way of fixing that. I don’t really know how important that performance regression could be, nor how much weight to give to the original complaint.

Fri, Apr 19, 4:35 PM · User Interface

Wed, Apr 17

Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4689: Mac Menu Key Symbols.

This is now only WIP.

Wed, Apr 17, 8:09 PM · User Interface

Tue, Apr 16

Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4689: Mac Menu Key Symbols.

I thought you’d like that. LOL

Tue, Apr 16, 7:17 AM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) created D4689: Mac Menu Key Symbols.
Tue, Apr 16, 1:55 AM · User Interface

Mon, Apr 15

Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to T63012: Make status bar symbols follow OS conventions.

Some notes on this, for me or others...

Mon, Apr 15, 11:01 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to T63012: Make status bar symbols follow OS conventions.

I will probably look at this one next. Look like fun.

Mon, Apr 15, 12:33 AM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8

Sun, Apr 14

Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4682: Collapse Redundant Menu Separators.

Not strictly necessary, but extremely helpful, because it is a royal pain to keep track of it during menu creation.

Sun, Apr 14, 9:49 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) created D4682: Collapse Redundant Menu Separators.
Sun, Apr 14, 9:10 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4670: For Discussion - Icon Outlines and Disabled State.

That is awesome news!

Sun, Apr 14, 5:19 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to rB65b03129041f: 3D View: move gizmo draw options out of overlays.

AFAIK we are probably going to lose both "Collections visibility" and "Object type visibility" from there before too long, so that should lea

Where was this written?
Object type visibility is useful to keep there because the icon gives a quick visual hint if any types are un-selectable or hidden (without having to open the popover).

Sun, Apr 14, 7:48 AM
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to rB65b03129041f: 3D View: move gizmo draw options out of overlays.

@Gavin Scott (Zoot): I'd love to do a Preference for "words vs. icons-based UI"

Sun, Apr 14, 3:54 AM
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to rB65b03129041f: 3D View: move gizmo draw options out of overlays.

Hey Gavin!

Sun, Apr 14, 12:52 AM

Sat, Apr 13

Harley Acheson (harley) updated the summary of D4679: Outliner Restriction Icon Opacity Inconsistency.
Sat, Apr 13, 9:49 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) created D4679: Outliner Restriction Icon Opacity Inconsistency.
Sat, Apr 13, 9:35 PM · User Interface

Fri, Apr 12

Harley Acheson (harley) updated the diff for D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes.

Minimal changes:

Fri, Apr 12, 10:14 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes.

@Andrzej Ambroz (jendrzych): does orange backdrop mean "this item is in Edit Mode"?

Fri, Apr 12, 7:59 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes.

@Andrzej Ambroz (jendrzych) : Ha! You've changed it...

Fri, Apr 12, 7:07 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes.

Sorry, I think you would have to dumb it down further for me because I am still not getting it. When I look at that third mockup of yours I only see more colors.

Fri, Apr 12, 6:49 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes.

@Christoph Werner (Taros) : not sure about the outline. Filigree outlines are always "critical"

Fri, Apr 12, 6:28 PM · User Interface
Robert Guetzkow (rjg) awarded D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes a Like token.
Fri, Apr 12, 5:44 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) updated the diff for D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes.

With this change:

Fri, Apr 12, 5:30 PM · User Interface
Julien Kaspar (JulienKaspar) awarded D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes a Like token.
Fri, Apr 12, 4:39 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) updated the diff for D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes.

Another small change:

Fri, Apr 12, 1:19 AM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes.

@Andrzej Ambroz (jendrzych) : have to ask You to provide me a screenie depicting situation

Fri, Apr 12, 12:15 AM · User Interface

Thu, Apr 11

Harley Acheson (harley) updated the diff for D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes.

This version:

Thu, Apr 11, 10:57 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes.

@William Reynish (billreynish): I had actually hoped we could make use of this gutter on the left for selection purposes.

Thu, Apr 11, 10:39 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) updated the diff for D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes.

This update removes the unnecessary space to the left of the tree when in View Layer mode

Thu, Apr 11, 9:47 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes.

@Andrzej Ambroz (jendrzych) : The grey circle backdrop makes icon look muddy and dull

Thu, Apr 11, 9:38 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes.

@Andrzej Ambroz (jendrzych): is there a possibility to change the backdrop circle's colour via Preferences panel? I can't find it. Would like to check out other colours. Deep black first.

Thu, Apr 11, 8:45 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) updated the diff for D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes.

This patch was updated for two reasons:

Thu, Apr 11, 6:35 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes.

This patch is meant to only propose some visual changes, separate from functional changes, to avoid getting into bikeshedding weeds. I think how it looks right now makes it all seem a bit more complicated than it really is. I mostly wanted something we could use to look at and then decide what parts we might like changed or not. If keeping everything I think I'd rather hide the hierarchy line code behind a conditional rather than delete that section as this patch currently does.

Thu, Apr 11, 6:05 PM · User Interface
Pablo Vazquez (pablovazquez) awarded D4670: For Discussion - Icon Outlines and Disabled State a Love token.
Thu, Apr 11, 3:30 PM · User Interface
Manuel Grad (manitwo) awarded D4670: For Discussion - Icon Outlines and Disabled State a Love token.
Thu, Apr 11, 2:25 AM · User Interface

Wed, Apr 10

Harley Acheson (harley) created D4670: For Discussion - Icon Outlines and Disabled State.
Wed, Apr 10, 11:18 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) updated the diff for D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes.

The patch now includes the fix from this patch:
https://developer.blender.org/D4668

Wed, Apr 10, 7:30 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to T63451: Vieport theme differs in outliner window modes.

It's not a theme issue, but a problem in how objects are evaluated to whether they are selected or active.

Wed, Apr 10, 7:22 PM · BF Blender
Harley Acheson (harley) created D4668: Outliner Selected Objects in Scene View.
Wed, Apr 10, 7:20 PM · User Interface
Pablo Vazquez (pablovazquez) awarded D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes a Like token.
Wed, Apr 10, 12:13 PM · User Interface

Tue, Apr 9

Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to T59789: Region below transparent sidebar panels captures mouse input.

Until this problem is fixed properly, we should make the region overlapped areas have a very very small amount of opacity, rather than zero. Just enough to give a hint that something is there. Just on the default theme.

Tue, Apr 9, 12:07 AM · BF Blender

Sun, Apr 7

Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes.

The selected/active states better reflect the same states in the 3D View using the same colors

Sun, Apr 7, 9:14 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to T63337: Blender light theme has poor contrast for modifiers icons.

That is a danger of making entire categories of icons one color or another (Preferences / Themes / User Interface / Icon Colors). We might want something like modifier icons in one location to be white, in another to be black, and another to be blue. In this case we are making them all black in the "Blender Light" theme so they look a certain way in the Outliner. But then they cannot be seen in the Modifiers list.

Sun, Apr 7, 8:40 PM · BF Blender
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes.

@Gavin Scott (Zoot): we could emit mouse-over tooltips for all these

Sun, Apr 7, 8:26 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) updated the diff for D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes.
  • A line in the diff was adding an unwanted whitespace char.
  • Hiding item now (again) dims the name of item.
  • Tweaks to spacing between icon and name and name and icons on same row.
  • Tweaks to the opacity of child items versus displayed on merged row
Sun, Apr 7, 12:42 AM · User Interface

Sat, Apr 6

Harley Acheson (harley) updated the diff for D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes.

The vertical bar separator on the rows is removed.

Sat, Apr 6, 3:26 AM · User Interface

Fri, Apr 5

Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes.

Thanks @Brecht Van Lommel (brecht). I think I see it all now.

Fri, Apr 5, 9:01 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes.

@William Reynish (billreynish): Is there a document somewhere that I can look at to understand what the intentions are with the highlighting?

Fri, Apr 5, 6:59 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes.

could even completely get rid of the separator pipe between the object name and the child icons...

Fri, Apr 5, 5:32 PM · User Interface
William Reynish (billreynish) awarded D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes a Like token.
Fri, Apr 5, 10:29 AM · User Interface
Gavin Scott (Zoot) awarded D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes a Like token.
Fri, Apr 5, 3:12 AM · User Interface
Jonathan Lampel (jonathanl) awarded D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes a Love token.
Fri, Apr 5, 1:16 AM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) created D4650: For Discussion - Small Outliner Changes.
Fri, Apr 5, 1:03 AM · User Interface

Thu, Apr 4

Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to T63263: Box selecting ".." in the file browser makes "Parent Directory" the default action..

@LazyDodo (LazyDodo): they did away with the up button all together

Thu, Apr 4, 7:53 PM · BF Blender

Wed, Apr 3

Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4633: Separation lines for Quad View.

@Clément Foucault (fclem): Thanks for helping to "teach a man how to fish". It is appreciated.

Wed, Apr 3, 8:56 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4633: Separation lines for Quad View.

GPU_line_width already takes into account U.pixelsize...

Wed, Apr 3, 8:47 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8
Harley Acheson (harley) updated the diff for D4633: Separation lines for Quad View.

Fixing mistake regarding LineWidth. The width of the lines now does properly follow current U.pixelSize.

Wed, Apr 3, 8:43 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8
Harley Acheson (harley) updated the diff for D4633: Separation lines for Quad View.

Changed to GPU_PRIM_LINE_STRIP instead of GPU_PRIM_LINES since drawing only bottom and right edges and they are connected.

Wed, Apr 3, 5:18 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to T63016: Add separation lines to Quad View.

A patch can be found here:

Wed, Apr 3, 12:33 AM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8
Harley Acheson (harley) created D4633: Separation lines for Quad View.
Wed, Apr 3, 12:32 AM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to T63016: Add separation lines to Quad View.

@ThinkingPolygons (ThinkingPolygons) > Are those lines themeable?

Wed, Apr 3, 12:19 AM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to T63016: Add separation lines to Quad View.

No problem. Will make a patch. Tonight? Have a bit of (real) work to do and then a mountain bike ride. LOL

Wed, Apr 3, 12:02 AM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8

Tue, Apr 2

Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to T63016: Add separation lines to Quad View.

Another option is to leave the width as it is now, but make the lines easier to see.

Tue, Apr 2, 11:55 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to T63016: Add separation lines to Quad View.

There are definitely things that can be done. But not sure if you would prefer some captures first maybe?

Tue, Apr 2, 11:20 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to T63016: Add separation lines to Quad View.

I'm not seeing it exactly as described. It says "there is no separating line to separate the various views" but the "Before" image definitely shows a darkened edge separating the four quad views.

Tue, Apr 2, 10:51 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4627: Remove Close From Console Window.

Sorry to be so... wordy. Never know how much detail to get into with these things. LOL

Tue, Apr 2, 8:42 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) updated the diff for D4627: Remove Close From Console Window.

So in case you want this done, this is the same patch but also CORRECTS the issue with isStartedFromCommandPrompt() so that function can be used as the name implies.

Tue, Apr 2, 8:38 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4627: Remove Close From Console Window.

Having a quick look at isStartedFromCommandPrompt()...

Tue, Apr 2, 8:27 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) updated the diff for D4627: Remove Close From Console Window.

This change makes it so the console "close" button is only ever disabled if Blender was not started from a command prompt.

Tue, Apr 2, 7:31 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4627: Remove Close From Console Window.

Brecht, you are exactly right: it should be explicit.

Tue, Apr 2, 7:22 PM · User Interface
William Reynish (billreynish) awarded D4627: Remove Close From Console Window a Like token.
Tue, Apr 2, 6:49 PM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to T59802: Preferences window opening behind main window when in fullscreen mode.

It's been a while since I poked around in there, but I *thought* the general problem is that our "temp" windows, like standalone Prefs, are not created as proper child windows. I think all windows (main, secondary, temp) are made with the same ghost createWindow and the "parent" for all of them is set to zero. So our "child" windows are really more like siblings. So it doesn't matter what we set for things like "TOP_MOST" since we don't have the relationship set right.

Tue, Apr 2, 2:25 AM · User Interface, Platform: Windows, BF Blender: 2.8, BF Blender

Mon, Apr 1

Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to D4627: Remove Close From Console Window.

@LadyDodo: Love xkcd "workflow" one! But there is always Task Manager. ;-) But note that this does NOT disable the close if the Blender session was started from a command prompt.

Mon, Apr 1, 2:40 AM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to T63106: Closing Console Quits Entire Program.

A patch that does this can be found here:

Mon, Apr 1, 2:14 AM · BF Blender
Harley Acheson (harley) added a project to D4627: Remove Close From Console Window: User Interface.
Mon, Apr 1, 2:13 AM · User Interface
Harley Acheson (harley) created D4627: Remove Close From Console Window.
Mon, Apr 1, 2:11 AM · User Interface

Sun, Mar 31

Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to T63106: Closing Console Quits Entire Program.

This is just a Windows thing, right? Just removing the "close" button would eliminate all issues with it.

Sun, Mar 31, 9:37 PM · BF Blender

Fri, Mar 29

Harley Acheson (harley) awarded D4613: Proposal: Move Scene and View Layer dropdowns to Scene and View Layer Properties a Love token.
Fri, Mar 29, 3:13 AM

Mar 14 2019

Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to T62555: Viewport borders flicker when splitting said viewport.

@Clément Foucault (fclem) : to be really honest, I know next to nothing about openGL so was playing with that fairly blindly. It did fix my issue, but I don't have enough related knowledge to know it would not affect anyone else adversely. Which is why I abandoned that patch.

Mar 14 2019, 8:33 PM · BF Blender
Pablo Vazquez (pablovazquez) awarded D4510: Don't Allow Splitting of Temporary Screens a Like token.
Mar 14 2019, 10:19 AM · User Interface, BF Blender
Duarte Farrajota Ramos (duarteframos) awarded D4510: Don't Allow Splitting of Temporary Screens a Piece of Eight token.
Mar 14 2019, 12:41 AM · User Interface, BF Blender
Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to T62555: Viewport borders flicker when splitting said viewport.

Yes, it does the same thing here. I'm assuming it is video card-specific (mine is a GeForce GTX 745).

Mar 14 2019, 12:33 AM · BF Blender
Harley Acheson (harley) created D4510: Don't Allow Splitting of Temporary Screens.
Mar 14 2019, 12:11 AM · User Interface, BF Blender

Mar 7 2019

Harley Acheson (harley) added a comment to T61554: Region Overlap: Input is blocked .

I definitely agree it would be a shame.

Mar 7 2019, 10:35 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8

Mar 4 2019

Harley Acheson (harley) abandoned D4442: UI: 3DView Gizmo Colors - Minimal.

I don't find it a big improvement either

Mar 4 2019, 2:33 AM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8, BF Blender
Harley Acheson (harley) created D4442: UI: 3DView Gizmo Colors - Minimal.
Mar 4 2019, 12:51 AM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8, BF Blender

Mar 3 2019

Harley Acheson (harley) removed a watcher for User Interface: Harley Acheson (harley).
Mar 3 2019, 6:04 PM
Harley Acheson (harley) abandoned D4395: Icon Outlines.
Mar 3 2019, 5:59 PM · User Interface, BF Blender: 2.8, BF Blender
Harley Acheson (harley) abandoned D4392: Future Join Arrows Weirdness.
Mar 3 2019, 5:58 PM · User Interface, BF Blender