Message #964

From: Melinda Green <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] MC7D v1.10 released
Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2010 15:41:21 -0700

Wow, that second feature sounds like it’d be really useful to add to
MC4D as well! It’d be great if someone wanted to implement that. I’d
suggest naming your new feature something else because MC4D has a
similarly named feature which causes each of the macro twists to be
performed in a single animation frame. I.E. "Quick Moves" but just for
macro application.

Another suggestion: Consider allowing a keyboard modifier to toggle the
macro apply to prompt if the new mode is selected and to not prompt if
it is. That will make it so that users will not need to switch modes as
often. (Modes are the most difficult things for users to learn about
user interfaces.) I recommend using the "Shift" key as the modifier
though "Ctrl" may work just as well.

Great stuff, Andrey!

Andrey wrote:
> Hello all,
> In "Files/MC7D" you can find the next version of the program. There is a couple of improvements:
> 1) Click mode "2 Click (opposite)" added - you make first click not in the rotating face, but in face that defines "from" direction (i.e. on the opposite side of 2C piece")
> 2) In the bottom of right panel you can see checkbox "Quick Macro Apply". If you check it, then macros will be performed without asking of reference stickers - program will find the best match for the current orientation of the camera with its orientation in the moment of macro recording start. Central face, main/secondary dimensions and their collinearity are invariants for the match (that is if you have recorded macro that did something with central face, you cannot apply it to the bottom face on the screen just by looking at it - you need to switch the center of the model). This function will work only for macros recording in the new version - old macros will continue to ask you about reference stickers. Function was not tested in 5D and 6D, so there may be some strange behavior. But in 7D it works fine :)