Styles and as a window with a scroll?

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Styles and as a window with a scroll?

Post by Víctor Paredes » Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:47 pm

Hi, I'm not sure if this is possible with a script, but do you know if there's any way (or maybe something similar already exists) to have a window with a list of all the styles from a document?
I'm working with hundreds of styles here, so when I open the list it covers the entire screen and I'm still not able to see all them.
A window with a scroll bar and the option to select a style from it would be just perfect.

Do you have any idea about it?
Thank you very much.
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Re: Styles and as a window with a scroll?

Post by Greenlaw » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:32 pm

Ugh...I know what you mean, Victor. Because of this, I have to limit how I use Styles more than I like. Generally, I work with Styles when building a character, but after the production scenes are assembled and multiple characters are imported, it becomes unwieldy and I no longer want to deal with it. We really need a better system for managing long lists of items in Moho, like Actions, Styles, Bones, etc. Instead of a menu list, maybe a tabbed multipurpose window with groups, tag filters, bookmarks...anything to help organize the mess.

A while back, Chucky created an interesting mockup of a Styles management system, but, AFAIK, nothing like that exists yet.

Sorry, I know that's not very helpful. FWIW, a while back, I was told that the devs were trying out some ideas to address this issue. Hopefully, they're making progress.
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Re: Styles and as a window with a scroll?

Post by synthsin75 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:00 pm

Yes, a scrolling list could be scripted. If I can find the time, I'll look into it.
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Re: Styles and as a window with a scroll?

Post by chucky » Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:32 am

Hey guys, wouldn't it be nice to organise styles and brushes?
I think you guys carry some heft all together. :idea:

Maybe bump the report?
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Re: Styles and as a window with a scroll?

Post by Víctor Paredes » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:58 pm

Greenlaw wrote:Ugh...I know what you mean, Victor. Because of this, I have to limit how I use Styles more than I like. Generally, I work with Styles when building a character, but after the production scenes are assembled and multiple characters are imported, it becomes unwieldy and I no longer want to deal with it. We really need a better system for managing long lists of items in Moho, like Actions, Styles, Bones, etc. Instead of a menu list, maybe a tabbed multipurpose window with groups, tag filters, bookmarks...anything to help organize the mess.
A while back, Chucky created an interesting mockup of a Styles management system, but, AFAIK, nothing like that exists yet.
Sorry, I know that's not very helpful. FWIW, a while back, I was told that the devs were trying out some ideas to address this issue. Hopefully, they're making progress.
Yes, I spent a lot of time thinking about how to re design the Styles window to make them more powerful and accessible. I wish the new developers could take a look on that too :)
synthsin75 wrote:Yes, a scrolling list could be scripted. If I can find the time, I'll look into it.
That would be awesome, Wes. Thank you very much for considering it!
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