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Post » Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:36 pm

Would be cool if we could simply select a couple of objects and press CTRL + G to put them into a folder. That's how you put layers into a folder in Photoshop or group objects together in Maya - would feel pretty natural.

To follow deadeyes thought: If nothing is selected and I RMB - create new folder, I'd have a clean, empty folder. If objects are selected and I RMB - create new folder, the selected objects should directly go into the folder.

A little streamlining goes a loooong way into making the app easier to work with :)
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Post » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:23 pm

Um I have a little suggestion. How about a category for layers?
Its kinda hard some times to tell whats on what layer.
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Post » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:50 pm

A category..?

I was thinking about adding a 'description' field to layouts, layers and objects, so you could better describe their purposes for your own or a fellow developers benefit. Would that be beneficial?
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Post » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:15 am

I was just thinking something to to separate the objects in the object dialog by layers.
Like
Layer 1:
>sprite
>sprite2

Layer 3:
>Sprite3
>sprite4
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Post » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:25 am

Well, presumably you can just make a folder called "Layer 1," then Ctrl-click the layer to select all the objects, and stick them in the folder...?

Though maybe a separate "Sort by layer" would be handy.

Then again, sort by create time, sort by size, sort by birthday, sort by favorite Beatle, sort by whatever would all probably be handy at one time or another.
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Post » Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:25 pm

Sort by Z-Order kinda does what Sort by Layer would already. Adding text labels into the list would minimise the effectiveness of the bar, as it's already quite crowded.
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Post » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:48 pm

Question: does (overall) performance get influenced by this implementation?
(Since Construct is somewhat heavy, on my Intel Celeron 2.8 GHz)

[quote:33mtv95x]The first may need some explanation. Show small icons (horizontal) is for when the bar is docked horizontally (top or bottom). [/quote:33mtv95x]
And if you mention in your own post to clarify some items, then shouldn't it be renamed?
I don't have any suggestions, but I just wanted to make you re-think about it.
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Post » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:00 pm

I was putting in context some new features which should be self explanatory when users get to use them (in the next build).

If you do however have clearer or better names then I'll change them :).
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