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RnDr FOX

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Undo History
« on: August 04, 2008, 05:43:59 pm »

Well here is another suggestion that I have. What about an undo history.

Kind of like this.


This would be nice because of constantly clicking the undo button we could use this :D
I know programming and undo button is a pain in the butt so I don't know how difficult this could be ???
-Thanks, RnDr FOX 
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Re: Undo History
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2008, 08:01:00 pm »

i probably wouldn't use it that often, but i agree this would be a nice tool to have, and it could be very useful sometimes.

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Re: Undo History
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2008, 11:17:27 pm »

I just do a Ctrl/Z to undo, until I get back to where I want, or Ctrl/Y to re-do ...

 

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Re: Undo History
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2008, 11:28:40 pm »

I understand that you can use shortcuts but once I was working on something and I had to use undo alot to get back to the original and anim8or will only allow you to undo so many times. So on this it list every change and is quicker to get back to the desired result. (Am I making any sense :-\)
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Re: Undo History
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2008, 12:17:46 am »

Am I making any sense :-\
yes, you are.
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Re: Undo History
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2008, 12:24:44 am »

Go to configure, in Undo Buffer, set the MB to a high value like 200 (which is the highest I can get for some reason).
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Re: Undo History
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2008, 12:41:50 am »

When ever I try to change my undo buffer I get this message.

Bad script directory

and it will not let me change it.
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Re: Undo History
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2008, 06:43:12 am »

onespirit5777 - Set your script directory to a valid directory :)

Yes, undo is a real pain to implement.  Next program I write I'll build it in from the start.  I didn't do that for Anim8or and I'm paying for it big-time!
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Re: Undo History
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2008, 01:22:50 pm »

Not to sound crazy, I know Anim8or took you along time to write, but have you thought of re-writing Anim8or from scratch?
It would be great for the undo history feature, although nothing for anything else because Anim8or was written so 'efficiently'.
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Re: Undo History
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2008, 03:57:25 pm »

 :o


that would be a step in the wrong direction tanzim.
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Re: Undo History
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2008, 04:11:57 pm »

Thanks Steve - Everything works for the undo history.
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Re: Undo History
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2008, 10:50:42 pm »

Tanzim, yes I have thought about rewriting Anim8or.  I've learned a lot writing it.  But before I seriously consider doing that I want to finish a few more things in the current version, mostly directed at improving the animation tools but other things too.  It could take a long to me to get a new version working!
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Re: Undo History
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2008, 08:10:31 am »

There is a feature that I would like to see for the undo button: To make (part of) the undo history saveable. Sometimes I close anim8or, I reopen it, and I can't undo a small mistake I did before: major bummer. I will have to redesign the whole mesh. Well, you understand what I mean, part of the undo history to be saved in the .an8 file.
Well, this would make the .an8 files HUGE, but I have 2 solutions:
1) In the configuration, under the "undo buffer (MB)" setting, there can be an "undo history to be saved (MB)" setting, to specify the extra file size to be used in the undo history. (must be smaller than the undo buffer.)
2) There could be an "erase undo history from file" button in the file menu, to delete the undo history and to make the file smaller, if you are sure that it has no mistakes.
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Re: Undo History
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2008, 08:11:45 am »

Also, when switching modes all undo history is lost which can be disappointing at times.  Perhaps this can be changed sometime as well.
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Re: Undo History
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2008, 10:09:48 am »

Steve: Just an idea, but I'll have to remember to wish you Good Luck if you do try (another 10 years won't kill you...)

Thanos: The idea sounds good, I doubt the undo history would be huge if it was created to be something like:
1. Point 218 moved to X:25, Y23, Z50
2. Face 55 extruded 22.74 etc

Basically, instead of saying what the new object would look like, Anim8or would just save what you did to get the object like that.
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