News: Improvements of Freestyle GUI controls – Part 1
New GUI improvement is underway, about 5 hours ago (from the time of writing), T.K., made a commit to the 2008 GSOC branch. Here are the details:
Improvements of Freestyle GUI controls - Part 1. This commit makes a set of fixes and improvements based on the results of Freestyle branch review by Brecht. The discussion thread is: http://lists.blender.org/pipermail/bf-committers/2012-October/037927.html * The Layers panel and Freestyle-related panels in the Render tab of the Properties window were moved to the newly created Render Layers tab. The idea is to separate per render layer rendering options into a distinct Properties window tab, and use the existing Render tab to accommodate per scene rendering options. * The new Freestyle panel was added in the Render tab. The panel header contains a toggle button for globally enabling Freestyle, with the aim of making Freestyle easier to find. Those Freestyle options in the Post Processing panel were also moved to the new panel. * GUI code was updated so that UI controls will be greyed out (instead of being hidden) when Freestyle is disabled. Additional UI changes were also made to reduce space consumption. * The list of line sets was moved from the Freestyle panel to the Freestyle: Line Sets panel. * Old ray-casting algorithms were removed from the UI. Now only two algorithms (culled and non-culled cumulative visibility detection algorithms) are available, and the selection is done by the new "Culling" toggle button within the edge detection options.