Best practices assigning visual indicators for attribute


#1

Hi,

I’m wondering what the best practices are concerning differentiating elements with differing attributes.

  • Right now my plugin simply assigns a custom material, but I can imagine overwriting would annoy a lot of users using their own materials.
  • I thought about duplicating entities in my own special layer, add my material to the duplicate and offer a switch to hide/show that. Keeping that in sync however will probably quite hard.

How do you solve this issue?


#2

assign an attribute that your plugin can use…

e.g. find all with the ‘abz’ attribute and temporarily switch the face material to ‘pink’…

if it’s only for a moment you can use ‘undo’ to return the original materials…

adding entities is the least clever option…

john