GSoC 2020 : idea to improve the custom menu idea

Hello,

I’m Alexia and I would like to work on the quicks favorites and menu editor idea for the google summer of code 2020.
I’ve made a draft on google doc and have sent it on the GSoC website yesterday.
You can have a look here

I’m looking for feedback and I would like to know what do you think about my idea to extend the customizable menu to the displayable ones ?

Thank you very much.

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Seems like a great idea. Sounds like it leverages a lot of useful features from other software that I miss and I know others miss as well. One of the top things I see people coming from other software wanting is their own customizable shelf (like in Maya), and also the ability to make Pie Menus (like in Modo).

As a stretch goal, it would be cool if you could take the text in Blenders script editor and make a button for it on a tool shelf too.

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Hi! I would like to know if you’ve gotten any updates on this.

I thinkt hat could be better proporse the an improvement of the quick favorites for different places

  • Quick Favorites menu
  • Quick Favorites Topbar (you can optionally show the old discarted topbar and put here elements like in the quick favorites and have a different topbar for each workspace)
  • Quick Favorites editor (put switches in the headers of some editor, for example in the 3D view put the switch of some workbenchs options in the header.)
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I really like the proposal! For different users I can imagine users it should be still possible to add something into the quick favirote menu without sorting it somewhere. Would this be still possible in your proposal?

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As a stretch goal, it would be cool if you could take the text in Blenders script editor and make a button for it on a tool shelf too.

It’ s a good idea, I thought about macro, which are combination of operator, but using script directly might be a better idea.

Hi! I would like to know if you’ve gotten any updates on this.

official proposal were 31 march so there is no updates. But I’ll still take feedback in account when I’ll work on the project. (if you’re asking since the first post the 18, there has been one the 28)

Alberto : I don’t really understand what you said at the beginning, but for the rest, Top Bar is an interesting idea.

For different users I can imagine users it should be still possible to add something into the quick favorite menu without sorting it somewhere. Would this be still possible in your proposal?

If you speaking the right click -> add to quick favorite : yes, I’ll make sure you can still add stuff this way.

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I don’t remember what I told with “quick favorites menus”, anyway. Where is really interesting this idea is in

  • Quick Favorite Panel in the sidebar
  • In the Topbar
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I think a lot of people would thank you if you would put a quick method of organizing/customizing addons sidebar in this project, it is very unusable as soon as more than 5-6 addons are activated. … after all it is a kind of menu customization… and if it were possible with drag and drop it would be the top, but maybe I ask too much.
By the way, welcome and good luck with your project.

So this is not just for quick favourites but also for cutsom menus?
I made a suggesting for something about this but for the sidebar or in your case looks like a custom editor, not sure if the Devs like the idea or not but i do hope if you can take a look at it and see if it can be combined with your proposal to be a more elegant solution…

as you know Blender sidebar suffers a lot from too much addons that are put there with no regard to the clutter & the scrolling they add.

looking forward for your project to be a great success, Good Luck.

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Hi.

I am glad that there are plans to manage and edit the “Quick Favourites” menu. I am longing to test this “Quick Favourites Editor”.

Are there any usage statistics about the Quick Favourites menu? How many entries do Blender users usually add into it?
It would have been interesting to see an option in Blender to record some anonymous statistics related to UI usage.


(Just an idea:) Allowing the Quick Favourites menu to feature (up to) 3 columns could be a solution to avoid having a very tall menu.
With a layout a bit similar to the RMB-click menu (3 columns):


(Another idea:) Allow to make the Quick Favourites Menu different on each workspace.

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