[Sidefx-houdini-list] motion blur

Sean Lewkiw seanl at rainmaker.com
Thu Nov 29 06:44:56 EST 2007

I think that having a "hinty" UI option is a great idea.  For example, 
the other day I was looking for "render from disc" and a search of the 
docs turned up nothing.  How about on the tab where I used to find 
"render from disc" there is a little label saying "Render from Disc -> 
?" with the "?" being a jump to the help page for that feature.  That of 
course assumes that someone has bothered to write docs for the new 
feature.  Same with "Render as matte," (have no idea why this isn't in 
the basic GUI by default though....), etc. 


John Coldrick wrote:
> On Monday 26 November 2007 13:51, Garman Lists wrote:
>> It's just that I keep finding new and unexpected ways of hiding features
>> that should be easy to find.  My work speed has gone from 100% to 25%
>> because of things like these.
> 	I don't disagree, this was a very hotly debated topic during testing.  There 
> was pressure to keep the default number of parameters down(for efficiency), 
> while balancing usabiliy.  I think it's in a fairly reasonable state now, 
> give or take, but the process of adding where it's currently 'missing' needs 
> complete grokking of the process beforehand.  Takes too long, requires too 
> much familiarity.  This even applies to the "selection first" process with 
> SOPs.  You need to know what you want to do and how to execute it, so you 
> know what sort of component to select first, instead of the IMHO far more 
> obvious process of saying "I want to do this operation", then Houdini comes 
> back with "OK, then pick 'this'".  The reasoning for that too has always 
> eluded me.
> 	I'm hoping a lot of these issues get massaged...:)
> 	Cheers,
> 	J.C.

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