Wednesday, December 06, 2006

My XUI Wishlist

There are specific things that I want to accomplish which drive me to poke my nose in SL's XML User Interface (XUI) definitions.

Here are the ones I have already accomplished:

  1. Customize some menu shortcuts.
  2. Rename "Hole Size" to "Thickness".
  3. Decripple Transparency.
Here are the things I want to accomplish, but are probably impossible through XUI-editing alone:
  1. Define keyboard shortcuts to toggle "Edit Linked Parts" and "Stretch Both Sides".
  2. Move the color and texture eyedroppers/pipettes from the Color/Texture Selection windows to the Toolbox's Texture panel, next to the swatches.
  3. Decripple the prim attributes.
  4. In particular, be able to edit the Profile Cut attribute for Box, Cylinder, and Prism.
I have already tried #2, performing a simple copyandpastectomy of the pipette button from the Color Selection window to the Texture panel, but the button was nonfunctional/disabled. I suspect that the Toolbox window does not have the proper function(s), or is not programmed to listen for clicks to that button. Likewise for #1: the button tag may not respond to shortcut attributes as the menu items did.

#3 and the more specific #4 appear to be impossible because the functionality involved in limiting, adjusting, and hiding various attributes based on prim type is programmed into the SL viewer, and is not part of the XML. To be able to coax the Profile Cut attribute to appear for Boxes, I would probably need access to SL's source code; of course, I do not have access to the source code, so this seems to be out of my hands.

5 comments:

Merle Widget said...
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Merle Widget said...

Oops, trying that again:

XUI Must Be Punished! =)

Akela Talamasca said...

I'm going to change 'Hole Size' to 'Thickness' in my RL too!

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I don't know what that means.

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I'm so lonely.

Reina Quine said...

Do you concur? I know I do!

Dixie Starr said...

Just wanted to see if my new account worked. I just want to let everyone else know that Jacek ruined an evening for me. I spent a whole night fooling around with settings in XML and ini files and seeing what happened. Does anyone know if there are published schemas for their XML files?