So, now I have read the thread almost completly. I didn't had the time to read each post but most of them, so I'm now ready to participate on this thread.
So, if any of my suggestions was already mentioned here, I apologize in advance.
- Snapping to one axis
I mentioned this in another thread a few weeks ago.
Holding down “v” to access vertex snapping, grabbing, for example, the x-axis of the object/face/edge/vertex, so it only moves and snaps on this one axis. It neither moves nor snaps in any other axis.
- Make the interactive creation process optional in the preferences
This is one of the most annoying things when modeling. I just want to get a boolean node and hook up the inputs myself.
I call the boolean node from whatever place in Houdini and then it starts:
“…please select this to continue….now select that to continue…when you are finished press enter to confirm….” something like that. Maybe for some of you this is helpfull or you just got used to it but for me it is a really exhausting and time consuming process.
- Add “Access all nodes in TAB menu everywhere” option to the preferences.
What I mean by this is, when I'm modeling (on two screens) it is just time consuming to go back and forth between the viewport and the network pane, because some node you only get from there and other nodes you get from there. I don't mean with that, that the TAB menu always should display a list of all nodes, the displayed list can stay context sensitive but when searching for a node by typing it's name, then I want all nodes to be considered in that search. I hope thats clear.
- Implement an easy way to add a selction to a group. (Not a group to selection!)
So far the only ways to get my selected components into a group is to either select the components first and create the node then or to create a node and then type the components manually into the group slot. But when I already have a node with a group, let's say a polyextrude and later on I decide, that I want to have some more primitives/faces/polys to extrude, so I want to add them to the group, I have to do that manually. Why is there no “add selection to group”/“remove selection from group” button?
- Could someone please fix the bend deformer?
I know that many of you come up with their custum build tools for this but call me old fashioned when I pay 4.500 USD for a software I want to assume that the tools, it comes with, are functioning.
- I would like to have a real edgeloop SOP, not a polysplit in edgeloop mode.
I would have some more issues I would like to address but McNistor wants this thread to be explicitly for modeling so I will abstain from these points.