Compositor All Nodes overview workflow needs development

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Project: 
Bforartists Tracker

Problem:

  • Current All Nodes tab only works for Material Nodetrees, useless yet still present for Compositing or any third party node trees.
  • Add bar menu entry is currently illogically empty - can't be removed
  • Current All Nodes tab is slow to load and refresh (though handy)
  • Tabs don't have icons on node add types.
  • Tabs not present on third party nodetrees

Optional solutions:
1. Populate the Add bar meny entry dymanically per nodetree - pro: compatible with third party node editors, quick on mouse over.
2. Remove All Nodes tab
3. Add icons from All Nodes tab to other tabs

Thoughts and goals to consider for such fixes:

1. General workflow of having a big picture of all nodes, easy mouse over access for quick creative nodetree development with no tab switching or extra clicks to change the Add tabs category. Good for learning and quick prototyping, artistic.
2. Specific workflow for production specific topical adding process where it would be easier to stay on tab and add said nodes of said group for specific adding process without having to visually "search" for the right item in many icons/large lists. Good for production once you know what you're doing in an organized mannor.
3. Compatibility with third party nodetrees.

Status: 
Active
Priority: 
Normal
Category: 
Feature request
Component: 
User interface
Assigned: 
Unassigned
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Created: 
Thu, 07/27/2017 - 23:33
Updated: 
Thu, 07/27/2017 - 23:33