When I first stated I had to decide whether or not I wanted the GUI to be Photoshop like (i.e. list based with add and remove) or 20 controls like the current layer buttons. I choose the latter of those two.
Please visit the script index page for more information on what has been done and was is being done (and a few screenshots too). However since some suggestions have been made let me address them:
The ability to assign layer names to them.
That’s requrement #1 for me and already does this.
Colour codes for related layers or the ability to group layers.
Layer groups are also planned.
I’m pretty sure I know what you mean by locking but can you give a specific example of how that would be used? Locked, I assume, as in always visible no matter what else is selected/deselected. Yes?
Only visibility for layers user created. In case you only need a few layers.
Which also means the option to remove layers.
I like that idea so much I’ve already coded it (and have a screenshot of the results of hiding several layers). Thanks!
What if you need more then 20 layers?
Believe me, I’ve considered it, but to do you you’d have to have a setup step where you defined which objects are in which “virtual” layer. After that however it’s simply a case of moving the from layer to layer as needed/required. But for now I’ll just call that one food for thought.
Don’t know if a preview is possible but if you could, WOW.(think Photoshop)
Now that would be very nice. Worth looking into.