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jeric_synergy
10-18-2012, 09:29 PM
WHen you double-click on a Scalar node, the node dialog opens,

BUT YOU HAVE TO CLICK ON IT before you can enter any value. :devil:

Mousing is slow, so auto-enabling that field would speed up interaction.

I suspect auto-enabling ALL the dialogs that are essentially Numeric Inputs would speed up working with nodes quite a bit.

Ztreem
10-24-2012, 02:26 PM
Or what if you could see and enter the value directly on the node without double clicking it. That would be even faster.

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Or what if you could see and enter the value directly on the node without double clicking it. That would be even faster.

Sensei
10-24-2012, 02:53 PM
You don't have to double click node to see its content - when right side of Node Editor is enabled to show content of node.. But it's question "take more screen space or allow more nodes at the same time", no good answer for having cake and eating it at the same time..

But right - idea of auto focusing first/any string control is generally good idea.

Sensei
10-24-2012, 03:00 PM
WHen you double-click on a Scalar node, the node dialog opens,

BUT YOU HAVE TO CLICK ON IT before you can enter any value. :devil:

Mousing is slow, so auto-enabling that field would speed up interaction.

I suspect auto-enabling ALL the dialogs that are essentially Numeric Inputs would speed up working with nodes quite a bit.

Here it's activated automatically.. Just tried Const > Scalar, Materials > Standard and couple others and they have blue indicator of keyboard focus... and can immediately enter values after double clicking.
But noticed that when Node Editor is configured to open node on right side, there is no focus on the first control..

jeric_synergy
10-24-2012, 04:25 PM
Here it's activated automatically.. Just tried Const > Scalar, Materials > Standard and couple others and they have blue indicator of keyboard focus..
What OS? W7 here.

Sensei
10-24-2012, 04:30 PM
WinXP.
After double clicking node, and opening node contents in separate window, the first field is active and blue highlighted whole string, can start entering value, no need to click window..

jeric_synergy
10-24-2012, 04:41 PM
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jeric_synergy
10-24-2012, 04:44 PM
mini

Sensei
10-24-2012, 04:46 PM
Math > Vector > Add Scaled
Tools > Random Scalar
are focusing here.
just checked.

Exponential Decay never heard of such node..

Scalar Bump is 3rd party. Have focus after double clicking..

Downgrade your Windows, it's too new ;)