A first sneak peek of last week's 'Blender Sprint' is in! Nathan Letwory reports.
During the wintercamp we have discussed a whole lot of things, the GUI one of the prominent candidates. In one of the sessions we worked in two groups, our group - Matt, William, Jean-Luc and I working on concepts for the GUI: area management, automated layouts, etc.
I implemented two very small features based on our discussions. You can see them below:
In short, you can swap entire areas by holding alt and dragging with LMB from either corner and releasing on the area you want to swap with.
The other feature you see already existed through a hotkey (ctrl-alt-r), and it asked for a confirmation. It used to be called Rip Area, but it has been renamed to Duplicate Area. It is invoked by holding shift and dragging with LMB from either corner. When the move threshold has been triggered (12 pixels for now), the area will be duplicated into a new window.