Derek Mondelli

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User Interface thoughts March 21, 2014, 5:17 a.m.

MartybNz
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I prefer text base interfaces (like Softimage's) but that's non-existent among the new apps and rare even among the old ones.


All the shelf tools can be made just to text, no icon.

Awesome, how does one go about saving that UI preference, if I restart Houdini, it reverts back to icons. Houdini icon's are pretty sensibly designed but I am on a small monitor and prefer the extra space and just text.

UI click down drag behavior when connecting nodes March 21, 2014, 12:29 a.m.

MartybNz those are great tricks, thanks for sharing, did not know about the multiple nodes into one trick. But there should be multiple ways to do things. For example, if I have one node, with 5 things connected to it, and I just want to detach one of it's connections, the shake trick wouldn't be as good as just being able to quickly drag disconnect the line.

UI click down drag behavior when connecting nodes March 20, 2014, 2:36 p.m.

I also have this on my list of things to suggest.

+1 please add feature.

Might as well rattle off a few others. Disconnecting nodes in Softimage is quite simple, just left click and drag away and release to break connection (or instead even redirect to another input altogether to replace the connection while breaking the other in one step).

Also, lesser known trick in soft (although it doesn't provide any visual feedback which might make it better…) If you have to connect 1 output of a node to multiple node inputs, you can hold shift, and after you release the mouse onto the first connection, you simply left click on any subsequent inputs with Shift key still hold down.