I want to start a chat to talk about collection visibility being controlled by the numbers 1-0 on the keyboard. In 2.79 and below this made a lot of sense as there were a finite amount of layers, but now in 2.8 and up, we have have collections, which can be theoretically infinite.
I feel that currently this makes the 1-0 hotkeys kind of leftovers that haven’t been sorted yet from 2.79. Having the hotkeys is nice until scenes get larger. After about 7-10 collections it becomes a bit cumbersome, as there are no numbers besides collections to help associate what number to press to solo them. Once 20 collections have been made you cannot access further collections made after this point with hotkeys, which feels a bit strange. With this current system you have to organize your collections so that things of the most interest are within the first 20, for easy access. This does technically make sense, but I can’t help but feel it’s incomplete, as it ignores collections past 20, which in productions scenes will certainly be surpassed.
As well, I find myself often accidentally hitting numbers on my keyboard, and then the associated collection gets solo’d. Then I have to turn all my layers back on, which I’m pretty sure there is no hotkey for yet. In very large scenes with many collections this does become pretty frustrating when you just accidentally hit a key, which can happen accidentally, or for other reasons, such as when you think you’re in edit mode and hit 1-3 to change selection modes.
I wanted to see what people think about this. Do you think:
- Current Implementation is fine
- There needs to be a new system to deal with collection visibility
- 1-0 should be assigned to other tasks