Jason van Gumster just launched a new website to collect and vote on Blender feature proposals.
Hey folks. A few of you already know about this (since it kind of got quietly announced on episode 41 of the Blender Podcast), but I've been working on a new Blender-related website for managing feature requests for Blender. This is a perennial topic that pops up here on our forums every few months and it's a need that hasn't really been served since the days of Blenderstorm.
So I'm proud (and a little bit frightened) to announce Right-Click Select, the Blender ideas site.
It works like this:
- Log in with your Blender ID (not your BlenderArtists.org login)
- Draft a proposal for a new feature and submit it the the correct category
- Upvote, downvote, and comment on various proposals based on viability, usefulness, and clarity in presentation
Now... a few caveats. The site is still young and I'm still trying to smooth out the rough spots on it. You should expect the site to break for you in exciting ways. Also note that although we do have Blender developers visiting the site, there should be no expectation that any feature listed on the site will actually get developed.
Right-Click Select is a home for ideas. It's meant to be a place where Blender developers and Blender users got to vet out ideas, gauge the community's interest in them, and discuss their viability. If an idea from Right-Click Select does get developed, that part of the process will happen on developer.blender.org and starts as a design task. In the future, I'll try to add a feature that gives us the ability to link to design tasks, but I haven't added that yet.
So that's pretty much it. The site is running. It hasn't crashed on me [recently]. Please check it out. Comment on other peoples' ideas. Make suggestions. Do the upvote/downvote thing. And if you run into any issues or snags with the site (or if you have suggestions for making it better), feel free to contact me.
I also need to give a big thanks to Francesco Siddi and Pablo Vazquez. They wrote Dillo, the platform that I've based this site on (they also use it for blender.today). They were a big help in helping track down bugs (and general stupidity on my part) when putting together the site.
So yeah... have fun!