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Author Topic: Suggested features - very simple :)  (Read 3989 times)

gzs

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Suggested features - very simple :)
« on: March 24, 2008, 02:48:53 pm »

Hi Steve,

I've been playing with Anim8or a few months, and it's my first post in this forum, so I have a some suggestions. I have no idea of their complexity... they only seems simple to me...  :) 

Please, read them and feel free to say that all these suggestions are foolish.

1) Non parametric scripts could accept parameters, in the same way the parametric ones.

2) It could be possible to read/write attributes from parametric shapes from scripts (ASL). It would be very usefull for some repetitive tasks, like modifying only some parameters of the shape by a script. There is a similar feature in controller scripts.

3) Why not allow a uniform scaling factor attribute, like rotation? not asking so much, it would be very nice if this attribute had a controller for animations...

4) Non-exporting ASL scripts could write to files. Not only useful for debug, but for automating a lot of repetitive tasks, saving the work in a file and manually importing this file.

5) Finally, I think this is the easiest one: how about defining shortcuts for scripts?

I think scripts are a very powerfull tool, not only for parametric shapes but for implementing a lot of specific user features that you can't have time to do.

"Long live and prosper" for Anim8or!!
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Kubajzz

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Re: Suggested features - very simple :)
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2008, 03:00:55 pm »

I know you adressed this to Steve... but...

Quote from: gzs
3) Why not allow a uniform scaling factor attribute, like rotation? not asking so much, it would be very nice if this attribute had a controller for animations...
This is already possible! Go to scene mode, enable the animation button (the green key) and use the scale tool... Create as many key frames as you need or make up a controller script ;D
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Re: Suggested features - very simple :)
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2008, 05:26:29 pm »

I have another feature suggestion. Make morphs activated be slider instead of putting in numbers.
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Re: Suggested features - very simple :)
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2008, 08:22:20 am »

5) Finally, I think this is the easiest one: how about defining shortcuts for scripts?
scripts are made by users, not steve so it be up to them to add shortcuts
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Re: Suggested features - very simple :)
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2008, 01:12:45 am »

Right,
but how can I define a shortcut?
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Re: Suggested features - very simple :)
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2008, 01:52:37 am »

what do you mean by a shortcut?
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Re: Suggested features - very simple :)
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2008, 02:07:50 am »

I believe what he means is that he'd like it so that you could load peoples scripts, but also define a hotkey for them so that you don't have to go to the dropdown list of the scripts every time, or press the button every time.  There are already hotkeys for built-in things for anim8or, but none can be defined by the user, and that would be nice.  So by shortcuts he means hotkeys I believe.
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Re: Suggested features - very simple :)
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2008, 02:43:58 am »

oh well one problem w/ that might be if there is a shortcut in anim8or and you make that shortcut your hotkey than it willnot be so good for anim8or.
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Re: Suggested features - very simple :)
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2008, 04:15:25 am »

If this feature was implimented, my guess would be that anim8or would check hotkeys first and it wouldn't let you use a hotkey if it was already used.
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Re: Suggested features - very simple :)
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2008, 09:15:44 pm »

Quote from: gzs
3) Why not allow a uniform scaling factor attribute, like rotation? not asking so much, it would be very nice if this attribute had a controller for animations...
This is already possible! Go to scene mode, enable the animation button (the green key) and use the scale tool... Create as many key frames as you need or make up a controller script ;D

ah, yes, but it'd be nice to have the controls included in the element's main properties dialogue, the same as the location and orientation controls are, wouldn't it.  conversely, it'd also be nice to have orientation controls in the properties dialogue for components in object mode.  ;D

- colclough
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Re: Suggested features - very simple :)
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2008, 03:03:41 am »

Thanks for the answer... yeah, I've used the wrong term: by shortcuts I meant to say hotkeys.
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