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Author Topic: Remove the Viewpoint mode from all editors?  (Read 7917 times)

Steve

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Remove the Viewpoint mode from all editors?
« on: July 19, 2015, 06:16:11 pm »

There is a mode in all of the editors called "Viewpoint" that you select by clicking on int eye button at the top of the toolbar. I don't think it is very useful. I duplicates the functionality of Arc-Rotate. I was planning on removing it if there aren't any objections.

All feedback is appreciated.
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Re: Remove the Viewpoint mode from all editors?
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2015, 06:57:00 pm »

terrifying idea.....it takes me to where i can zoom in and out don't see how thats a duplicate of the rotation tool.
ah i see now.....it does if one has a three button mouse attached.
The idea will further reduce functionality for us laptop users
as there is now no middle mouse button emulation since you removed that :-\
but its your creation and you are in charge :)
« Last Edit: July 19, 2015, 06:58:31 pm by captaindrewi »
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Steve

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Re: Remove the Viewpoint mode from all editors?
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2015, 07:30:51 pm »

Good point. I'll hold off on this until there's a way to zoom without using the MMB.
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Re: Remove the Viewpoint mode from all editors?
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2015, 08:08:13 pm »

I have had a user on my facebook group asking why the rotate tool does not work in this "Eye Mode" if you hold off can you make it enabled? ( tbh I never use it & Drewi you should really get a three button Mouse instead of using a touchpad!)
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Re: Remove the Viewpoint mode from all editors?
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2015, 09:22:21 pm »

I never use it.
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Re: Remove the Viewpoint mode from all editors?
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2015, 05:18:25 am »

As long as the "frame view" ability is left intact, i'm fine with this
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Re: Remove the Viewpoint mode from all editors?
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2015, 03:54:37 pm »

I use the View Tool and Alt Button more or less 50/50.
The View Tool was there first and what I learned, the Alt Button is soo much more powerfull, however I just 'slip' back into old habbits.

Usefull functions of the View Tool, FrameAll and zoom without mmb.

Otherwise, yes, I can live without it. As I say, the Alt Button is way more powerfull.

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Re: Remove the Viewpoint mode from all editors?
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2015, 05:53:13 pm »

When you're already used to using Alt to toggle Arc Rotate, tapping f or Shift+f to frame all/selected comes easily.
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Re: Remove the Viewpoint mode from all editors?
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2015, 04:18:58 am »

Except alt to toggle arc sucks (I want it bound to a different key, and yes I am still on that).
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Re: Remove the Viewpoint mode from all editors?
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2015, 08:37:38 pm »

i rarely used the viewport mode, and pretty much never use it now i've got my head around the full capabilities of the arc-rotate tool.
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Re: Remove the Viewpoint mode from all editors?
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2015, 08:46:15 am »

i rarely used the viewport mode, and pretty much never use it now i've got my head around the full capabilities of the arc-rotate tool.
Same here. 

 Removing it would make room for something else.........not sure what, but something cool.......
 
edit: ...possibly put the arc-rotate button there?........
« Last Edit: July 25, 2015, 10:01:22 pm by johnar »
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Re: Remove the Viewpoint mode from all editors?
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2015, 06:33:40 pm »

I use the "eye" viewpoint button often when starting in Object mode. It's a relatively quick way to make the entire model visible, especially one that's too large or too small to see otherwise.
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Re: Remove the Viewpoint mode from all editors?
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2015, 06:41:01 pm »

Thanks for the feedback everyone.  I'm not going to remove the viewpoint button anytime soon.  I don't have a laptop so I'm not aware of all the particulars of using one with Anim8or.  If I come up with an equivalent way to change the viewpoint I'll revisit this issue.

BTW I have a fix for the rotate bug for Front, Back, Top, etc. It'll be in the next build.
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Re: Remove the Viewpoint mode from all editors?
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2015, 06:55:04 pm »

Rotate bug?

What rotate bug? It seems to work fine as is...

Trev
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Re: Remove the Viewpoint mode from all editors?
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2015, 07:21:45 pm »

Well, if the only thing preventing the viewpoint button from being removed is the lack of a middle mouse button alternative for zooming, why not add an option to where it's done by holding both left and right mouse buttons?

Another option is to add three icons onto the viewport/workspace (top right corner, probably), where you click and drag on one and it pans the view, click and drag on another and it rotates the view, click and drag on the other and it scales the view. Personally I wouldn't use it, and it adds more noise to the workspace, but it's beginner friendly and an option for those with limited input capabilities.
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