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AndyWear

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My layout using RadialMenu
« on: November 19, 2015, 02:15:48 am »
Hi,
I started using RadialMenu a few weeks ago and it took me awhile to figure how to set things up but the interface was a bit annoying and took me awhile to customize everything to my liking.  Even then, there are still a lot of stuff  I didn't enjoy about it that I won't go into details.

1.A must have feature for me is to be able to assign custom colors, write  labels and create custom PNG.  I like to color code groups of similar functions so that I can find the buttons much easier when I glance.  I'm attaching a screen shot of what I made with RadialMenu.


2.A very cool feature it has that I absolutely love is that you can assign custom pads to each program.
For example:
I made a custom panel for Zbrush, when I open up Zbrush, that pad I made for it will  pop up. When I minimize it, the desktop pad will appear and then when I maximize zbrush again, the zbrush  panel will appear.  So if I made one for photoshop, it would do the same.  All I had to do was assign each custom panel to whatever software I want to use it for and it autoloads for me.  Does   Tablet Pro have this feature?

3. Capacitive feel to each button. If that is not possible, then how about sound for each button I press? Just  clicking sounds, that way we can somewhat get tactile feel for each press.

4. A very cool feature to have is some kind of finger swipe slider.  In the panel I did, if you notice I have a plus and minus button for Drawing. Instead of having 2 buttons for that, it would be nice if I can make a slider bar.  TO increase size, all I'd have to do is swipe back and fourth to get the size.  I feel like that would make the work flow faster. Radial Menu has that feature, but it was buggy or I didn't know how to set it up properly.

5. Docking.  I want to be able to set exactly where my panel will be and then LOCK it.  This is something that bothered me a ton in Radial Menu.  I would dock it left, but my whole screen will get pulled to the right and I'd lose visibilty of any sort of icons on my desktop because it would be off screen.
When i don't dock it, the  panel always changed place or it will be moved accidently and I'd have to relocate it.  To me this is a huge issue because I work better by memorizing motion and  location of my hands, especially when there  is no tactile feel, it feels like an important thing to have.
That is all I can think of for now and actually are stuff I really want. Let me know what features you have or will have. I do plan on getting this software!  Its a must have for me.
« Last Edit: November 19, 2015, 02:22:10 am by AndyWear »

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AndyWear

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Re: My layout using RadialMenu
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2015, 02:17:59 am »
By the way, I am using a Surface Book if it matters at all.  I don't see a section for that.

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Re: My layout using RadialMenu
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2015, 12:34:40 pm »
Hi Andy,

These are all really good suggestions. Most of these are a little ways out as we are trying to minimize new features (boring but necessary) and bug fix and do small ui tweaks over the next few weeks.

The custom png images and colors is a huge deal for me personally, so I imagine that will have feature hopefully sooner than later. However, the programs are built (radial menu and Tablet Pro) on different setups which have both pluses and minuses. We have some work to do to figure out if we can get custom images into our current ui.

We also have plans for getting Tablet Pro to adapt to the active window. But this feature is a ways out. We have it planned, but haven't done any work on it yet.

tactile feedback. this is interesting. I've given thought to adding sound, but vibration? interesting. I think it would be cool, but wonder about additional battery drain. I'm wondering if there is even an vibration engine in any of the tablets we use? I'll have to give this more thought.

the swipe slider idea is one that I've also wanted for a while. there is a process that I use that seems to work better for me than my initial idea for a swipe slider.
I use a button to call up the preset or brush tool window. I position the tool window in the middle of the screen under where my pen tip is normally. This way when I press the button on the side I am able to slide the slider with my pen tip directly under my pen. I prefer this method. If you have questions about what to do or if this is confusing let me know and I'll clarify.

Docking. We can dock. but not lock. If we could pop, lock and dock, then we could finally win that bboy competition on saturday. (jk) I have also added this to my november feature list. (we do a monthly list of which an 1/8 gets added). I notice my artist pad accidentally gets moved more often than I want (which would be never)
a lock icon would be nice.

Love these suggestions. REALLY important to us to get this feedback as this is vital to our growth. Thanks Andy!

ps. I'm also using a Surface Book.


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Re: My layout using RadialMenu
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2015, 08:15:21 pm »
You are very welcome!  I do hope all those features come eventually.  I don't expect it anytime soon, but I hope you get it out because I do like how  its turning out so far. It feels more organized which I like.

There's another method to adding tactile feel that i've researched recently. SteelSeries make these onscreen Capacitive buttons you can buy for 20 dollars.  I plan on getting it to p lace it where the shift, CTRL, ALT button is.  That way, when you move your hand back, the buttons will place your fingers in the proper spot for memorization.  Just like the F and J button on the keyboard.

The vibration will be a very very appreciated feature for me.  For battery drain issue, just have an option to turn it off.  I honestly don't think the feature is built into the Surface Book regardless, but its a cool idea.   What it does have is sound when you're using the keyboard.  Which actually almost simulate that vibration for me. It lets me know im clicking.

As for your swipe idea, I kind of have an idea of what you're saying.  I think I did that on the Radial Menu.  You click the button, the slider appears under the pen and you swipe it.
It works well and its how i always worked in zbrush before to bring up draw size, focus, and Z intensity.
Sometimes i think about  how nice it would to have that slider.  THen......I was able to do that in Radial Menu which felt nice.

But other than that, I'm not entirely sure if that is exactly what you meant? If not, make a video of it ! :)
« Last Edit: November 19, 2015, 08:21:03 pm by AndyWear »

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Re: My layout using RadialMenu
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2016, 11:17:35 am »
Now i feel like a jerk, seems you already asked about the multi profiles and I just created a new thread for it.  :(

BTW, Im also on a surface book, was not aware it had any haptic motors.  That would be a pretty nice optional checkbox to add.  I wouldn't mind having that extra feedback, especially when im plugged in as i often am working in 3d-coat.  :)

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Re: My layout using RadialMenu
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2016, 08:59:18 am »
Hi Shinkamui,

Don't worry about starting a repetitive thread. Search first when possible of course, but it doesn't bother me. You can also email me directly with questions if you like at justice(a)tabletpro.net

Glad I was able to provide you with a positive answer to you're question =)

Justice