Thanks Julien, I hope you dont feel hurt. You asked for feedback and thats all I tried to give you. I am not here to make you set a shortcut for me personally, I could do that myself, I say it cause I believe that this change hurts alot of peoples workflows who use this keymap and wanted to make you aware of that.
I not against rethinking the approachability (or status quo) of eg the grease pencil. And I am really glad someone now looks for conflicts that spawned as blender developed but not the keymap.
But yeah such conflicts are expectable, you cant prevent it completely if you have more than one keymap. And there was no custom change for the IC keymap since william left.
Its not just those two tools, the list is quite longer, smaller and larger apps and DCCS, but yeah those two have quite a userbase and should make clear what its about, to align better to these tools is the whole point why this keymap exists in the first place.
Yeah but its not doing that. This is no beginner keymap. Its rather just an relative empty one to make personal tweakings easier and it mimicks some existing “norms” on the market.
So assuming that someone wants to change the mode by keys then it was formerly 1…8 and now
- 4 and 4 for object mode
- 4 and 6 for edit mode
- 4 and 2 for sculpt mode
- 4 and 7 for weightpaint
- 4 and 8 for vertex paint
- 4 and 9 for textue paint
Thats as widespread on the keyboard, but harder to do.
In my opinion 5-0 isnt harder to locate, on most keyboard theres some extra spacing above the number keys. Its much easier to locate than many other keys that exist in this keymap. Its just some more distance to travel than 1–4.
Based on the fact that these modes are grouped spatially in many other tools, I’d keep that, so I would revert their shortcuts, primarily for object mode and sculptmode. ( the pie could be put on 6 instead, there’s no need to judge on any existing mode as equally important, no matter if blender has more or less than another DCC.)
And as the number keys are haptically so exposed on a keyboard I would still find it preferrable to use these keys for the other modes aswell, they could be reordered based on a usage based importance criteria
or could be mapped to dbl -1 to dbl 4 for other modes to align with your concerns. I mean there’s quite some freedom on how to solve that. Its mainly that a piemenu is not the way to go here.
Still thanks for the work you put into this.