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This mockup starts from the basis that there are only 4 active tools in
Oct 27 2020
@Ryan Inch (Imaginer)
The renderings, work files and various tests that I have carried out to preview the sculpture brushes are shared on the drive.
These can be found in the SCULPT BALL ICONS VERTEXCOL folder.
Oct 25 2020
I upload some icons for preset, which I made for Billrey some time ago but it came to nothing.
My idea was to be able to create them fast, using a simple editor, which starting from few primitive objects and the vertex color, would allow to show and store the functions of the brushes. I don't think automatic dynamic previews for sculpt brushes is going to work well, and the process to create the flat icons is too elaborate to generate presets.
As we are talking about grouping the active tools and working from presets, I leave it here for reference.
Another option would be to combine both the icon created with the editor and the dynamic brushstroke, with options to filter one or the other.
Oct 20 2020
With Pablo's idea of having four active tools (brushes, filters, gestures and editing operations), I thought of a quick and simple access presets using the keyboard.
Oct 19 2020
Sep 30 2020
I have made an approximate representation of how the above described would be distributed on the screen.
Sep 14 2020
Since the organization of the brushes is being rethought, I make a drastic proposal.
Sep 13 2020
Although it all started with the design of the icons for version 2.91, I would like to make a few notes about the organization of the sculpture tools.
Sep 11 2020
I hope you like it
Sep 6 2020
The mesh, clothing, and color filters of the sculpture module have the diagonal cursor arrow.
I believe that being the positive effect of the filter, when clicking and moving to the right and the negative to the left, a double horizontal arrow would be the correct cursor icon to use. The side could even be accentuated when the filter is running, in other words, illuminate the right arrow when clicking and moving to the right, and vice versa for the left.
Jul 3 2020
When the radius is small they are more compact and the visual effort is less, but they are misaligned. I have made a simulation with Constraints so that you can check a new alignment.
Incidentally I think that although it does not solve, but it slightly improves the problem of quadrants, if their proportion varies.
On the left the proposal, on the right the current one.
Scale the octagon to modify the radius.
May 1 2020
Apr 27 2020
Perhaps minimizing the panels automatically when moving and reopening them once they have been rearranged would make it more compact and avoid scrolling.
Apr 24 2020
Just a suggestion. With Ctrl + mouse wheel on the L panel it is possible to jump from tab to tab, but the pen does not have a wheel and the option is lost. It would be nice to find an alternative for pen tablets.
Apr 23 2020
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Mar 24 2020
In reference to what I was previously commented (relationship between the 3D viewer and Node Editor) I see 5 possibilities when entering procedural mode.
1- Completely freeze the manual edition.
2- Completely freeze the manual edition, but allow to select elements to create clusters.
3- Maintain the edition of the base mesh, and apply the functions of the nodes after, as it is currently happening with the modifiers.
4- Freeze the initial mesh, connect nodes, and by selecting the nodes, allow some editing on the 3D viewer.
5- Pass to a historical mode, where each action generates a node, and it's conneted automatically.
Mar 23 2020
I would like to refer to another point that is how you can interact with the nodes from the 3D viewer.
Although most nodes do not require 3D interaction, deformers, constraints, and mesh modifiers do.
I think 3D Gizmos should appear when selecting nodes and a node editing tool is actived.
By using the Gizmos they could be modified, autofill the attributes of the node, and autoconnect other nodes.
Mar 20 2020
Mar 19 2020
You can think of it as if you temporary add subsurf modifier with subdivision level one and then "merge" it into the multires modifier.
Mar 18 2020
I was going to post a bug but it is already solved. In version 2.82 a vertex with 2 egdes generated a hole when deforming with Subsurf, but not with Multires.
When trying to report this error I have noticed that in version 2.83 the same model is not smoothed in the same way with Subsurf as in Multires. I thought the algorithm was the same.
I upload the file in case you want to investigate.
Mar 15 2020
Mar 2 2020
Feb 17 2020
Playing a little more I have seen that the problem has nothing to do with the import, but with the emitter of the fire. The simple fact of eliminating the Fluid Flow (Fire + Smoke), makes the fire disappear and only the smoke remains in de Domain, even if the Cache is already stored.
In the same scene you can copy and instance the Domain as much as you want, but the moment you delete the Flow, the fire of all the copied Domains disappears.
Feb 13 2020
The problem persists but I have found a peculiarity.
Feb 12 2020
Jan 17 2020
One solution of course is to make the keymap editor also work more like this.
I vote it
The only drawback I see is when comparing options.
If not all of the preference editors were synchronized, it would be resolved, they are currently a clone.
Jan 11 2020
Today I tested it and it works correctly.
At some point I remember the program was closed instantly, the last time I could not draw the path. Surely, when you inverted the left button by right, you could not find it, if so, forgive the inconvenience.
Jan 8 2020
I reported this bug before
Jan 7 2020
Nov 28 2019
Nov 23 2019
Automatically generate Face Maps from Loose Parts, materials, surface curvature, UV islands ... I think it would be useful.
Oct 11 2019
Oct 10 2019
It still does not work today.
Oct 5 2019
I have noticed that Snake Hook correctly fixes the direction when Original Normal is activated, and also press the control key. Together it works, but not separately.
Sep 30 2019
I considered what Gizmo should look like, when the selection was small, and I have also tried to overload less.
Sep 29 2019
Starting from the base of the first image, I made a small update.
Understanding that the pivot is always in the opposite corner of the active grip, I have colored them depending on the number of axes of influence. The black box has nothing assigned since I don't know if it's worth it based on the central pivot or with respect to the view.
Perhaps it is a bit overloaded, but the box transformer could be used to SCALE and SHEAR, and pressing the Alt key, to MOVE and ROTATE.
Here I leave a capture of the two modes, the yellow shapes allow to scale and rotate from the opposite base, and the RGB move and Shear, depending on the mode.
Aug 23 2019
I wanted to share a trick that I use to perform retopology. Subdivide the mesh but with the simple option. In this way, the contours do not round up so much, and the edition vertices remain in the same place as the originals. With the extra faces and the Shrinkwrap the new mesh is always seen above the reference mesh.
Jul 26 2019
Jul 20 2019
Yes, it works correctly. Fantastic
Jun 23 2019
May 11 2019
Sorry for duplicating the task.
I was done.
I have the same problem.
Apr 20 2019
I think so, Duarte Farrajota.
Apr 19 2019
Rethinking my proposal based on not mixing the properties of active tools with anything, I think the top bar could be below the header. In this way the editor and the mode would always be on the top right.
In the previous screenshot, I had duplicated the properties of the active tool to show the vertical and horizontal option, in this new model I added an intercanver to avoid this duplicity.
Although in Sculpt mode there are no coordinates, snaps ... in the center of the header I have added them to see how the distribution could be in other modes.
Apr 17 2019
If the toolbar can be hidden, I see an error that the Editor Type and Mode are in the toolbar.
Mar 6 2019
Feb 17 2019
Because all the options of the collections are transferred to the objects inside, I suggest contrasting them with respect to the rest of the objects, and indicating their effect on their contents.
I guess the video is sufficiently explanatory. Although it is only a visual effect, I understand that it helps to understand the hierarchy of effects.
Feb 14 2019
Feb 12 2019
I see it a bit confusing to link a collection of the blender file to the scene. I think it would be useful to call them from Layer View directly. Even a pop-up menu that shows all the collections and allows you to link and unlink directly, would be very useful, so you do not have to switch between Outlinier modes.
Feb 8 2019
Yes, today I tried on several computers and does not work, there is no indication.
Jan 30 2019
Looking for an object to visualize the transparent and translucent materials, I think you could find something with grace, that as Suzanne could be imported by default. Suzanne not being flat does not rest well on the surface and always has to adjust its position a bit and does not always fit.
It is only a sketch, if interested you can work better and optimize.
Jan 10 2019
Without wanting to stretch longer since it is out of topic.
I have improved the design, I have made a video and I have uploaded it to RightClickSelect to explain myself better, I hope it is useful Charlie, thanks for your attention.
Jan 8 2019
Dec 20 2018
Increasing the quality of subdivisions to 6 solves it.
If the performance does not get much worse I think that the quality parameter should always be at the maximum, or even be eliminated.
Dec 6 2018
As shown in this video fragment,
May 30 2018
Testing the new keyboard shortcuts, I see that in the Edit Mode menu, apart from with v, e, f you can access vertices with 1, edge with 2, and faces with 3. This way you can access sub-modes with 21,22,23. It is fantastic, could it be indicated better? I was just going to suggest it, and when I tried it I have see it works.
May 19 2018
Reading that the 3DCursor is made disappear in SculptMode, it has seemed to me a shame, just like a user suggested can be very useful, which is why I think more than eliminating it should be vitaminized to be more useful. I think that if the 3DCursor had head and tail could be used for more things, such as the ZB Transpose Tool or the Modo Linear Fallof Mode.
At Blender we already have Mira Tools's Deform Mesh that does something similar.
My proposal is that it resembles a bone of one point and if its future is to be expanded its functionality, the other is affixed.
May 17 2018
In the same way that the new extrusion tool allows to move in the transformation coordinates and in the normal one, I was wondering if it would be convenient to unify the transformation tools in edit mode a bit.
May 16 2018
Finally, I have made a comparison between the current distribution of the attributes and the proposal with the alignments changed, to see the final effect.
I've done a simple animation to show how the cursor affects the three attribute editors at the same time.
It is necessary to show how to navigate between nodes from Attribute Editor, but I think that showing a pop-up Node Editor window would be enough.
I would also like to comment that other programs such as Houdini or Maya align in a similar way, but then add long sliders to the right.
I have added and updated the icons.
May 12 2018
I have updated the design.
May 10 2018
From Node Editor and the proposal of Properties Editor, I have made a new proposal trying to unify the representation of its attributes in the two editors, indicating if the attribute is animated, linked ..., and at the same time indicated if it has Inputs or Outputs.
May 3 2018
I would like to remember this concept of manipulator of transformation of objects, based on a free axis and a circle, I find it very interesting as an alternative to the current one.
May 1 2018
Matcap is a trick to simulate a complex illumination by a texture, but the magic is lost in the fliped faces. I think the normals should always look at camera in this mode, and the Face Orientation Overlay support transparency adjustment.
I usually see students modeling with golden and normal inverted Matcaps XD
Because the icons are 3D and the color is per vertex, I suppose it should be easy to flatten them by eliminating shading and shadows. I have done a test to see the result. In the same way that now you can adjust the saturation and opacity, it would be cool to be able to adjust the shading and the projected shadow.
Apr 28 2018
Selecting the objects completely within the trace, or partially within the selection stroke, is an option that I have always missed in Blender.
Autocad directly modifies this option depending on the direction in which the selection is made, from right to left or in the opposite direction. It is not intuitive but you adapt quickly.
Another useful option is face mode by selecting mesh or by face center.
I have also observed that in Blender Select Lasso uses the origin of the objects to make the selection while Border Select uses the mesh, could it be another option of the selection tool?
Apr 6 2018
Another attempt for static and dynamic overwriting.
Mar 26 2018
I completely agree with William Reynish's design document. Working with active tools is more intuitive and unifies all the attributes, options and manipulators related to that tool.
The active tool system is better when you have to repeat an action several times, and although it is less direct, at any time you can call an action directly thanks to the use of Sticky Keys.
The use of Sticky Keys seems to break the current modal system, because it is uncomfortable to press more than one key at a time. I think that by pressing RMB during the execution of the tool, you can display a floating menu with all the options of the tool.
I leave a .gif showing the suggested option.