The PROJECT.SAVE add-on for Blender simplifies the process of managing different versions or iterations of a project file. It provides users with an easy-to-use interface in the 3D Viewport that allows them to save the current project, save an incremented version, or revert to the last saved version. Additionally, the add-on displays the save status of the project using built-in icons, and it shows the timestamp of the last saved time.
Save: This function saves the current project, overwriting the existing file if it is already saved.
Save Increment: This function saves the current project as a new file with an incremented version number in the filename. For example, if the current file is named "project_001.blend," the incremented version will be saved as "project_002.blend." This allows users to maintain multiple iterations of their projects without manually renaming files.
Revert: This function reverts the current project to the last saved version, discarding any unsaved changes.
Save Status Indication: The add-on displays a red circle icon if there are unsaved changes in the project and a green circle icon if the project is saved.
Last Saved Time: The add-on shows the timestamp of the last saved time in the panel, making it easy for users to keep track of their work progress.
By using the PROJECT.SAVE add-on, Blender users can efficiently manage their project iterations, maintain a clear project history, and avoid losing work due to accidental overwrites or unsaved changes.