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Post by trueBlue // Mar 9, 2009, 2:21pm

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Here is a Library Viewer.
Should help with your D3D Material Editor workflow.
* Load the Library Viewer Installer into the Link Editor and select the Install button or the Uninstall button to remove it.
* Select a Library Place and then one of the Libraries in the drop down list.
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* Set All adds all of your Library Places into the Library Viewer plus 01 Default which is the default libraries for the Library Viewer.
* Remove All removes all Library Places.
* Set Position saves the position of the Library Viewer where you reposition it
* Default Position restores the default position.
* Right click the Library Browser icon to reactivate the Library Viewer after it has been closed.

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Note: Sometimes upon first use you have to use your keyboard Enter key with a Library highlighted but should be automatic after that.
Video is attached showing it in use.

Huge thanks to Clintonman for the additional features noted in Post #2 and Post #5.

I've decided to incorporate this into the Workspace - D3D Material Editor which is much easier to use:
http://forums1.caligari.com/truespace/showpost.php?p=96984&postcount=1

Post by clintonman // Mar 9, 2009, 8:15pm

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Here's an addition to the script that makes custom library places easier to use. Push the button to initialize the library place list then choose a library place and a library from the drop down lists.


Clinton

Post by trueBlue // Mar 10, 2009, 12:01am

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Awesome Clintonman :)
I've modified your version a bit. I have it setup with some default libraries mostly for the Material Editor as that is how I invisioned its use mostly. I've moved your Initiate button which is now Setup All and added a Remove All button to a Setup aspect.

Post by hultek43 // Mar 10, 2009, 12:22am

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You guys are awesome :). Thanks.

Post by clintonman // Mar 10, 2009, 8:58am

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The default library is gone when you "Set All" so I added it to the custom list as "01 - Default".

Post by v3rd3 // Mar 10, 2009, 9:25am

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Thanks gents..... ;)

Post by Tiles // Mar 10, 2009, 10:21am

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Great stuff :)

Post by spacekdet // Mar 10, 2009, 11:33am

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What are the advantages/differences between this and the existing 'Library Browser'?

Post by trueBlue // Mar 10, 2009, 1:07pm

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Awesome Clintonman! Thank you! :)
The biggest advantage is:
1.) Loading DX Materials into the D3D Material Editor. "Better Workflow"
2.) The Panel snaps to the side of the Stack.
3.) Changing a library does not create another additional panel, where as it updates instead.
4.) If you were to use this as a Library Viewer "Thanks to Clintonman" it is much faster and less cumbersome then the Library Browser. It was originally thought out as workflow improvement for the D3D Material Editor. It is different and not a replacement for the Library Browser.

Post by trueBlue // Mar 11, 2009, 9:50pm

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I have updated this latest version that includes all of clintoman's additions and now pops up by right clicking the Library Browser. See the first post for information and new video. Thanks again clintonman! I hope you approve.

Post by transient // Mar 11, 2009, 10:04pm

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That's really cool, well done guys. :)

Post by clintonman // Mar 12, 2009, 10:53am

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I have updated this latest version that includes all of clintoman's additions and now pops up by right clicking the Library Browser. See the first post for information and new video. Thanks again clintonman! I hope you approve.

Oh, I approve. No doubt about it.


Clinton

Post by RichLevy // Mar 12, 2009, 11:17am

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Looks like the ball is in your court Clinton, you gonna top that :D ?


Excellent tool guys.


Rich

Post by clintonman // Mar 12, 2009, 11:34am

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Looks like the ball is in your court Clinton, you gonna top that :D ?


Excellent tool guys.


Rich

Ha. Not likely. After Trueblues installer I pretty much ran out of ideas.:)

Post by trueBlue // Mar 12, 2009, 11:44am

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Cool thanks again!
Is there a way to make a button that deletes the selected item in the list?
I was thinking, if it was possible to issolate the 01 Deafult list and or incorporate it into the Remove All button or a Check Box. No biggie on this one as you could just reinstall. Hummm I think I just answered my own question but then again I would not learn how to do the right way.
I am going to implement a Save Position command for the Library Viewer frame. I notice it can become hidden. These Panels are very odd in the way they work and not work.

Post by Tiles // Mar 12, 2009, 11:36pm

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Now i'm a bit confused. Which version is the newest? :confused:

Post by clintonman // Mar 13, 2009, 6:04am

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Now i'm a bit confused. Which version is the newest? :confused:

The one in the trueblues original post is the most recent.

Post by Tiles // Mar 13, 2009, 8:42am

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Many thanks :)


* Load the Library Viewer Installer into the Link Editor and select the Install button or the Uninstall button to remove it.


Rises the question where is the Install button to install this plugin? Not in the Install brick it seems. Can somebody please enlighten me :)


Another note, the dropdown list is currently a bit useless. Too many words starts with Sha. I have no clue what is in this list ...

Post by trueBlue // Mar 13, 2009, 10:02am

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Tiles...Tiles...Tiles...:rolleyes: You are inside the Library Viewer Installer. You should use the Install button which will install it. The uninstall script is inside the Uninstall button. There is a video showing the installation process and use. :) I have just updated everything again, so watch the video and redownload it.

Post by trueBlue // Mar 13, 2009, 10:05am

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I have updated the Library Viewer to include saving/restoring it's position. New video as well showing it's use. Go to Post #1 for more information.

Post by Tiles // Mar 13, 2009, 11:00pm

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Tiles...Tiles...Tiles... :rolleyes:


Yes, that's me :D


Well ...

Post by trueBlue // Mar 14, 2009, 1:38am

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Here is a version for you Tiles. After you run the Install button. You will have to exchange your Library Browser button with the one included here:
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From the Link Editor you can Ctrl+ Drag & Drop this button into your toolbar.

Post by Tiles // Mar 14, 2009, 1:53am

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Many thanks for your effort. This time it worked :)

And thanks for this great extension :)

Post by SteveBe // Mar 14, 2009, 1:58am

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Nice work David & Clinton, very handy, Thanks Muchly!!:);)

Post by trueBlue // Mar 14, 2009, 5:40pm

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Thanks. I've decided to incorporate this into the Workspace - D3D Material Editor which is much easier to use:
http://forums1.caligari.com/truespace/showpost.php?p=96984&postcount=1
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