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Adjustable soft selection radius when not transforming
It should be possible to adjust the radius of Soft selection (Proportional editing) while not transforming. Right now you have to start moving, rotating or scaling your selection before you can increase or decrease the radius of influence on the soft selection. You have to hold down translate and then <kbd>PGUP</kbd> or <kbd>PGDOWN</kbd> or scroll to change the radius. When using a Wacom tablet it is near impossible to hold the cursor perfectly still while doing this so you end up making unwanted transformations and having to undo them just to change the influence size. This is especially problematic when the radius is very wide and you end up transforming everything around the selection until you've lowered the radius. If you could adjust this while not transforming it would solve the problem. NOTE: current radius should also be visible on the cursor when not transforming (any time soft selection is active)
Adjustable soft selection radius when not transforming
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Fweeb · 2 weeks ago
How would you suggest that this be handled in the UI?
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cmoleman [OP] · 2 weeks ago (edited 2 weeks ago)
Basically as described above: Any time soft selection/proportional editing is active, show the current radius with the white circle (as in the image) and use standard hotkeys PGUP and PGDOWN to increase or decrease the radius whether you are transforming or not. (always showing the radius has the added bonus of reminding you you are in soft select mode even when you are not doing anything) You can still use the mouse-wheel to change the radius while transforming but this wouldn’t work when NOT transforming since it is already used for view zooming. No other interface additions necessary as far as I can see.
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Fweeb · 2 weeks ago
Ah. I follow. It wasn't clear to me that the PET circle would just be on all the time. That makes sense.
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cmoleman [OP] · 4 days ago
Bonus: Also add a radius slider in the Tools panel when soft selection is active.
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cmoleman [OP] · 16 hours ago
Also I would possibly suggest renaming Proportional editing to Soft selection for clarity. Because if you asked me to guess what "Proportional editing" does, it would not be that.
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