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Re: An update on the menu search



A command system would really boost the speed of interaction. We're headed there.
Blender's and Rhino's systems are great, so we'll be taking inputs from their design too.
Currently we're thinking of using a command syntax similar to that of ImageMagick..
Would be great if we could pool in ideas regarding the command system here...
(Will probably start a new thread on that soon).

Just to note, Tito has this handy feature.
If you enter 2 letters, it matches those actions with those 2 letters as the first letters of its words...
Ex:
You can "Apply Canvas" by typing in "AC" and hitting enter.
Or say "Gaussian Blur" by just "GB".


On Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 10:42 AM, Kevin Cozens <kevin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 12-03-27 10:50 AM, Srihari Sriraman wrote:
We've developed TITO further.
[snip]

We're hoping to develop this further and build the command system...

It looks promising. It helps to find all features with a given key word but there still seems to be a bit of scrolling up/down the list which would seem to slow down the selection of functions/features.

One program that allows selection of operations via a command line interface and allows setting/changing of command parameters is Rhinocerus 3d. You can see a video of it at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJVrUqytvhA

When using the program I select a few things from the menus, often use the icons I have on the screen, but I use the command line to invoke some common operations for which I know the name. I can type "SW", then tab which uses completion to turn that into "Sweep" followed by either a "1" or "2" depending on if I want a one or two rail sweep. All options for the sweep command are shown with keyboard shortcuts so it is very quick/easy to select an operation and set its parameters.

The one difference between what you have done so far and Rhino's use of a command line is that Tito is useful when you don't know the name of a command but Rhino's use is good when you know the name of a command.

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