Button to toggle bone visibility.

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formxshape
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Button to toggle bone visibility.

Post by formxshape » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:49 pm

So you have your vector artwork rigged = artwork layers in a 'bone' folder, with rigging. You want to quickly go into the vector layers and make some adjustments, so you need paths visible, but this means the bones are visible and overlaid on top of your artwork, making it hard to edit/see what you're doing .

A button near the 'display quality' drop down, next to the paths on/off visible button - to exclusively turn on/off bone visibility would be most welcome.

Yes I know I could go select all bones, go to bones menu and 'hide selected bones', and then again 'show all bones' - but one button, one lovely quick toggle button, that's all we need. Can't be too hard to code that? It's essentially the same as clicking the 'eyes' in the layer pallet for the bones layer - but keeping it's 'folder' contents visible. a little coding bypass, assigned to a toggle button = perfect.
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Re: Button to toggle bone visibility.

Post by Penny » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:35 am

I think that you achieve the same result with custom shortcuts, it's also much faster than a button :D
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Re: Button to toggle bone visibility.

Post by Víctor Paredes » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:49 pm

If you right click the bone layer and open Quick settings, you can uncheck Paths.
That will hide the bones when you have any internal layer selected.
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Re: Button to toggle bone visibility.

Post by formxshape » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:41 am

Ah, thanks for that tip!
Yep that works, be could if it was a button too - just for quick working purposes.
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Re: Button to toggle bone visibility.

Post by Víctor Paredes » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:41 pm

formxshape wrote:Ah, thanks for that tip!
Yep that works, be could if it was a button too - just for quick working purposes.
Yes, sorry I didn't add 'this is not exactly what you are looking for, but" :)
Now, I love to hide bones during rigging and animation. One thing that works for me (but again, it's not the same you are looking for) is to define the "Hide selected bone" and "Show all bones" menu items with the same shortcut.
That way, if a bone is selected (or several or all bones) and you press the shortcut, that bone (or those bones) will hide. If no bone is selected and you press the shortcut, all bones will be visible.

So in your case you can select the bone layer, select all bones with Ctrl+A and then press the Hide all shortcut. To make the bones appear, just press the shortcut again.
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