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Started by Takulas, August 11, 2014, 05:57:18 am

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August 11, 2014, 05:57:18 am Last Edit: August 13, 2014, 04:47:58 am by Takulas
A few weeks ago I decided to dive a bit deeper in the Macros creation science. While working and learning I found myself thinking about some features that will make my life a bit easier, I think.
They might not be that great as I think, but anyway, here they are:

1. ROUTER&DISABLE device- will switch and disable at run-time all the devices that are not supplied with data. I see them very similar with the Router device but this device will not only feed the data to only one output, it will also disable at run-time all the other devices that are not supplied with data. The main difference I see is that this device will also disable any generators you have in the network that are linked to the non-feeded ports. This will totally prevent using memory if the devices are not used in the final settings of the Macro.
2. Macros in Macro - We can place macros inside macros and redirect the parameters to the main (parent) Macro. My request is to have the option to also be able to pass upwards the presets from the child/incorporated Macros.
3. The possibility to add longer names for devices and Macro input&output parameters
4. STICKY GROUPS - I noticed that devices become sticky when they are placed outside the group and are close enough or touching the group. I think it`ll be useful to have the option to turn on/off the same feature between groups themselves. Being able to glue the groups between themselves can help organizing the flow, I think.
5. Maintain Zooming -  When switching tabs in the Device View it always zooms out. It`ll be good to preserve the zoom and position of the view-port when changing tabs in the WM interface.
6. TABS in the Macro main UI. Having tabs in the Macro interface will help to organize the Macro. I can choose the first tab to deal with erosion maybe, the second one with colors and the third one with miscellaneous settings. I was thinking that having one Macro Parameters device for each tab will make things easier to organize the connections inside the Macro. Naming the Macro parameters device will automatically name the Tab inside the Macro UI. This will also help quite a lot in the case of having Macros with many settings (parameters). No matter how they look, like the main tabs in the WM interface, or like the Bank Selector device, as long as you can customize each of them individually.
7. Bank Selector for Integers. Having such a device will give me the option to set different values for different devices and switch the values for multiple devices at once with only one cursor(parameter). Fast and with a minimal interface.

Thanks in advance for any of the above.


P.S. - On a side note, I`m really eager to see and try the next WM version.   :)

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