@NahuelBelich Brush cycling is when a shortcut is assigned to a brush type itself. That way when for example having multiple Grab brushes, pressing G multiple times will cycle through all Grab brushes. This is similar to pressing W to cycle through selection tools.
@dan2 I think it makes sense to have the option to bake non normalized height maps. Although I find it useful if the scale of the height map is indicated when baking. Anything to make it easier to directly use height maps.
The main reason why the current design has the distinction of “Brushes are presets of a Tool” is that it makes it easy to restore for example the Draw brush to it’s original settings, or even recreate the brush if it was deleted.
The idea is to get rid of this design and replace it with a global brush palette without sorting brushes within tools. But then the issue needs to be solved of what happens if you delete a builtin brush like Draw. If it’s stored as an Asset through all Blender files, how do you get it back?
Lots of important design issues to solve before making any changes.
I don’t know much about Brush systems, but why would you give the user the option to delete “built in” stuff in the first place ? just make them protected like the current built in matcaps/studio lighting presets.
i see, im not fond at all to that system since i used 3dsmax ten years ago, i didn’t like it when i test it industry compatible for nine months or the shift+f3 cycling for changing the editors to different node editors.
My main issue with it, and this could be only me if that is its fine i can always use the UI, is that when there are lets say four options its required to memorize the items the order of the items and at the moment of changing it need to be a slow switch or could easily press the key one more time than required and then need to cycle all the option again to reach the one needed, this is not the case with two options that it would simply be a toogle or the for example GG that its a compound shortcut that always enable the same thing when press.
Again this could be only me but if it was my choice (and this is an exaple not a feature request) i would put the editor switch(Shift+f3 shift+f12 etc anything that has more than two options less than eigth) into pie menus, same with the W to switch selections and for the brushes i would go for a “quick favorites” kind pie menu, eight slots that could be assign any presset of the current tool being used, stable place of the tool selectec by the user, something that (also as an example) wouldn do with the shift+f3 because editors are fixed by the developers users usually don’t add more editor but brushes could have docens of pressets, imagine cycle trough docens of presets memorized and skip the one that want to use because of pressing the key one extra time and need to cycle all over again.
Not exited by this but since i wont use it i won’t go against it either some other users may for some reason like the cycle system, i can allways pick the preset in the interface
I agree. Pressing the same key to cycle through brushes of a particular type would introduce uncertainty to the user and thus slow down the workflow. A pie menu would be better and would not require memorization of what brush is where in a linear cycle of brushes within a brush type.
I believe that the combination of a brush pop-up displaying a simple rectangular grid view of all the available brushes + permanently displayed icons for a set of user specified brushes is still the most ergonomic solution.
@JulienKaspar I wanted to ask if the Module Meeting has allready discussed the ergonomics of the viewport navigation? In the Developers Portal I have read (I hope that i am not mistaken) that the blender developers are assuming the use of input-pens that have at least one button - but this is increasingly rarely the case (capacitive displays, apple sidecar, surface devices, etc.). It would therefore be great if blender provided the option to rotate the view by clicking + draging in empty spaces of the viewport and to pan or zoom by aditionally pressing the respective modifier-keys.This would increase the accessibillity of blender: more people could use blender with the devices they have. And also this would enable a multitude of ways of working with blender.