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Post » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:26 pm

i would also like construct to stay the way it is regarding this feature. i've had my fix of that nodey-linkey-paradigm with vvvv. it's pretty cool, maybe you can have a try at it, aritz; but it is just too alien a concept to fit into construct.
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Post » Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:25 am

This is not a stupid request. I love node-based interfaces - if they're done right. Fusion if freakin fantastic in that regard and I'm pretty sure it could work for Construct as well and might even increase productivity.

The problem I have with this is that it would be a huge architectural change and the current system isn't broken. It's just a different approach. And right now, there are other things to tackle - The biggest architectural change I'd like to see would be that we could deploy on different platforms, cause that would have the biggest direct effect on Construct.
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Post » Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:37 am

The only time you would want to do this is when you want to go non modal.
It might be useful as a sub-window for layouts, for assigning behaviors, families, etc.
But I agree the event sheets need to remain linear.
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Post » Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:51 am

That makes sense; being able to see an application top down would indeed be useful.
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Post » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:16 am

It have not benecesary a replacement for the current event sheet editor. It would be a tree style event sheet navigator or viewer. I think that the current system is very usefull, but when the projects are becoming biggers, it would be usefull to have a quick preview of the general "flow" of the project. And here you would select an event and highlight it in the current editor; basically, an explorer.

Thomas: Yes, definetly Fusion is awesome. I think is like comparing After Effects and Fusion interfaces. For quick and "simple" composition, I am more comfortable with After Effects. It is based in layer concept. So, when you are making more and more layers and precompositions, it becomes a chaos. For larger projects with more people, Fusion is cleaner and more "readable". After Effect works in a linear mode, but it have too a node based explorer, not editor.

dkdoom: I know this software. But this program is two "low level" node editor, I think. But a good reference.

Interesting link to see Fusion interface in action: [url:25x73eq0]http://www.eyeonline.com/Web/EyeonWeb/marketing/21reasons/21reasons_3.aspx[/url:25x73eq0]
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