SUGGESTION: temporary erase-tool (CTRL+SHIFT)

Thanks to @Cirus we already have a fast way to select the erase tool

When pressing the temporary erase tool (CTRL+SHIFT) the active cursor (icon) disappear and we are left with a small dot surrounded by a circle which size is kind of proportional to the size of our last used drawing tool.

If we are drawing using a pencil size lower than 5 value (see Slide Size on the left) and we applied the CTRL+SHIFT feature, the dot and the circle will be almost imperceptible.

Here a suggestion: to implement an icon, a cross for example, when the temporary erase tool is activated, which will be size´s independent of the tool been used.

Not so important as the last, another suggestion or idea for improving this new tool (if it is necessary of course. If someone sees the same idea just say it :): to slightly increase the size of the temporary eraser tool since its size is kind of a copy of the size of the last used drawing tool.
So, too small pen strokes will bring too small erase strokes, and most of the time we need a slightly bigger eraser.
So, if drawing with the pencil tool size number 3, CTRL+SHIFT will bring us the eraser with a size number 5, for example.

Maybe increasing a proportion like 15% more.

thanks

Tag @jose :slight_smile:

Thank you @kaiko for your good ideas, and support!

I’m trying to get the code running but I’m having some compiler related problems; I hope to be ready soon.

As well, I took the opportunity to see the new code and I have to say that Matt and Manuel worked very very hard: at a glance, I noticed that the event functions are now much safer and, wow, the code is so clean … Brilliant!

Thanks to @chchwy and all the development team!

You are right @jose, and thanks to Matt, Manuel and you things are lot better

Really nice development.

(I am not an animator but I wish I could be one in order to take all advantages of this soft)

I think we here in the Pencil2D community should start thinking in help the developers for their effort.
@Gordie would be the right person to start a new topic for talking about this idea. Hope he can say something. What I mean is the idea that @gordie had when he once wrote to offer the developer a pizza, or something like that :slight_smile:

I was just testing this newly-added feature, and it seems to work but with a glitch…at least in linux. If i release either Ctrl or Shift before releasing the other key while still erasing, i get a little line shoot straight out of where i was erasing.

Maybe you’d think i should stop erasing before releasing a key, but it’s not very unusually to accidentally release pressure on a key, and i think in that event all drawing operations should probably stop. At least i’m guessing that’s what should happen…can’t recall running into this situation in other applications.

@jose

The same thing happened to me last day but couldn’t reproduce it again. Glad you commented it. And yes, it is an issue

@mikshaw

Thank you!

I think the last code refactoring fixed it: Now, the cursor changes when shortcut is pressed, not while drawing and erasing is cleaner. I couldn’t send the completed version last week (compiler was giving me problems).

Matt updated source code and I hope it’s soon on the nightly-builds

As well, I took the opportunity to see the new code and I have to say that Matt and Manuel worked very very hard: at a glance, I noticed that the event functions are now much safer and, wow, the code is so clean … Brilliant!

Yeah, thanks guys ! I also sometimes checks how often you make commits on bitbbucket and it’s… almost every day. That’s really great, sincerely.

@Gordie would be the right person to start a new topic for talking about this idea. Hope he can say something. What I mean is the idea that @gordie had when he once wrote to offer the developer a pizza, or something like that :)

Yeah, maybe ! Let me think about it. Developpers, how do you like your pizzas ? :slight_smile: Well, if you have ideas about how we can help you; please share them !

Thank you @jose. Those are good news. You are helping @Matt a lot!
I am going to wait for that build to test again. :slight_smile:

Nice @admin!
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