View Full Version : FeatureReq: LWM Background file default path change

08-11-2015, 05:38 PM
Because BACKGROUNDS are not embedded in LWOs in LWM, it is necessary to reload them whenever one is working on a model.

Currently, the SAVE PRESETS for Background files default to the Configuration folder.

I feel this is very unintuitive and inefficient for users: it would be better if Background files were stored in the current Content Directory, because the assumption is that is where project related files are grouped together.

I'd suggest making the default path [ContentDirectory]/Images, since that folder already exists by default, and the user is working with images when s/he is dealing with Backgrounds.

(Obviously, it would be better if the background path/names were embedded in the LWO's themselves. But that's a whole 'nother ball of was.)
(I make a dummy surface called "IMAGE HOLDER" and stash images in there so at least I don't have to go searching for them for use as backgrounds, a pointless activity I loathe.)

(Case LWF-386)