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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0005743DarkRadiantGUIpublic30.10.2021 08:38
ReporterDragofer Assigned To 
Status acknowledgedResolutionopen 
Product Version2.13.0 
Summary0005743: Feature: "show definition" for more asset types
DescriptionThe Media Browser's right-click option "Show Material Definition" is a very useful feature because it allows to quickly inspect a material (i.e. to see which images are used so they can be imported into a photo or modelling app) or paste the whole thing into a new .mtr file to make a derivative material (before the Material Editor was made). This skips the steps of tabbing out of DR to extract the .mtr from the .pk4 (or from an unzipped installation) and finding a specific material shader within that file.

For the above reasons, it'd be great if this functionality were available for some more definition types. Some more specific remarks:
- Entities: technically the Entity Inspector already shows all the properties, but requires creating the entity, while the definition also contains comments and facilitates copying it into a new .def
- Skins: would be good to explicitly see what materials the skin exchanges in the definition.
- modelDefs: would be great to see what animations are available for an animated model. It'd help a lot when making func_animate entities.
- Particles: I don't think anything is needed here because the Particle Editor already has a copy feature, shows all settings and has a preview.
- Sounds: the "show definition" option has already been implemented for soundshaders.
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has duplicate 0005500 closedgreebo Show definitions in DR for entities, skins and modelDefs 




30.10.2021 08:38

developer   ~0014454

Updated the description to reflect that sound shaders already have this functionality.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
09.09.2021 21:30 Dragofer New Issue
10.09.2021 02:30 greebo Status new => acknowledged
10.10.2021 17:45 greebo Relationship added has duplicate 0005500
30.10.2021 08:38 Dragofer Description Updated
30.10.2021 08:38 Dragofer Note Added: 0014454