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archaeotect

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Style Editor Usability Improvements
« on: January 12, 2019, 10:21:55 PM »
On a recent project I worked a lot with RailClone and Substance Designer. In direct comparison the node workflow in RC was more time-consuming and cumbersome than in SD. Some features I was missing especially:

- The ability to drag a node onto a wire to insert it there. In RC I have to drag the node and manually rewire the in- and outputs.
- Even quicker, the ability to select a wire and click once on a node type in the right hand items panel to have a node of that type inserted there.
- The ability to delete a node without breaking the connection (having the wires automatically bridge the gap). Again, in RC I have to rewire manually.
- The ability to create instances of nodes (for example adding an instanced transform node to multiple segments for synchronized edits).
- Less important, but still nice, an optional grid to snap nodes to.

I don't know if it's just me, but personally I'd love to see these workflow changes implemented.

Dragan

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Re: Style Editor Usability Improvements
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019, 10:47:58 PM »
+1

M55

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Re: Style Editor Usability Improvements
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2019, 07:28:38 AM »
+1

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Re: Style Editor Usability Improvements
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 09:53:56 AM »
Hi, thanks for your suggestions.

All of them were already in our to-do list, and i hope will be available in RC4.
Except probably instancing nodes, because it's more difficult to implement, and we are already very late with this release.

Carlos Quintero
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Dragan

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Re: Style Editor Usability Improvements
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2019, 12:17:08 PM »
...., and we are already very late with this release.

Yes You are!!!  ;D ;D ;D
I`m checking forum every 30 min. interval hoping for good news....  8)

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Re: Style Editor Usability Improvements
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2019, 12:26:21 PM »
i can add:
- remove unused/ not connected operators/generators
- remove/move element with childrens
- grid in editor to clean-up visual representation - snap/vertical aligment etc.

best
Michal
« Last Edit: January 14, 2019, 12:28:11 PM by arch3d »

archaeotect

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Re: Style Editor Usability Improvements
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2019, 05:29:20 PM »
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All of them were already in our to-do list, and i hope will be available in RC4.

That's good news, thanks!

arch3d

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Re: Style Editor Usability Improvements
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2019, 04:51:26 AM »
and one more:
- adding separators in parameters window :)