PresetterProfessional

PresetterProfessional

PresetterProfessional, besides being questionable use of the English language, is an addon for Blender 2.80+ that lets you save and recall presets for Shading, Visibility, Snapping, and Transform Settings. Beyond saving individual categories of settings, PresetterProfessional (PP) has a few convenient combo Presetters that combine categories of settings to speed your workflow even more.

Presets for The 3d View

PresetterProfessional lets you store and recall settings in several categories.

  • Object Types Visibility
  • Viewport and Object Gizmos
  • Viewport Overlays
  • Shading Settings - Including shading mode and x-ray settings
  • 3d Cursor Location and Rotation
  • Snapping Settings

Powerful Combo Presetters

  • Combination Shading and Overlays Presets - Get all of your settings for the way you work in one preset instead of having to change multiple settings every time you change tasks.
  • Orientation and Pivot Combos - This powerful Presetter lets you store your favorite combinations of Pivot and Orientation. This is great when used with the 3d Cursor Presetters. Set your Orientation and Pivot Point to 3d Cursor for an ultra intuitive workflow. Set Local Orientation, Individual Origins, and Only Origins in one go. These could almost be seen as workflow presets.

Presetters Crowding Your Menus?

Let’s face it. You probably don’t need to recall settings for all of these categories. If you have no use in changing Gizmo settings en masse, just turn off the option in the Addon Preferences.
Preferences Pane

Feast Your Eyes Upon All of the Presetters Available!

Object Types

Object Type Visibility and Selectibility

Store and recall gizmo availability.

Overlays

Store the visibility of the overlays you use for your different workflows.

Snapping

Save snapping settings like Projection, Alignment, and Target

3D Cursor

Recall Cursor location and rotation from the 3D Cursor panel…

Cursor Pivot

…or from the Pivot Point pop up since it is common to set the cursor as a pivot point.

Combos

Powerful combo Presetters are available, like Shading and Visibility…

Transform

…or all of your transform settings (pivot and orientation).

You can assign a keyboard shortcut to make your list presets popup:

popup

Here’s how you would set up the keyboard shortcut:
shortcut

Changing the menu name in the Name slot will change which preset list is displayed:
Orientation and Pivot Presets - ORPIV_MT_draw_presets
Snapping Presets - SNAP_MT_draw_presets
Overlays and Shading Combo Presets - VIEW3D_MT_view_presets
Overlay Presets - OVERLAY_MT_draw_presets
Gizmo Presets - GIZMO_MT_draw_presets
Oblect Type Visibility Presets - VIS_MT_draw_presets
Shading Presets - SHADE_MT_draw_presets
Cursor Location and Rotation Presets - CURSOR_MT_draw_presets

Download now from GitHub
Preliminary support for 2.81 and 2.82 can be found here: GitHub

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Thank you! Very useful.

Very nice indeed. Thanks very much.

Excellent :grinning:

Thank you, this is so great. Wish it were included by default! :smiley:

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this is very nice, but I still have to climb into each scattered menu to make changes. Is it possible to put everything into one location that stays visible? I pop back and forth between median and cursor pivots constantly so buttons that don’t require unveiling of menu’s would a lot faster. (a separate window would be ideal but not possible in Python I think.)

You can right click on any preset in the preset list and add it to your Quick Favorites. See if that works for you.

I considered making buttons for each preset, but the menus fill up quickly with buttons and you can’t get to the settings anymore.

Actually, when trying to use the add-on, it’s triggering missing paths…

It will say that until you save a preset.

Sweet! Thank you VERY much. :slight_smile:

I realize this sounds dumb, but how do you do that? Clicking plus sign doesn’t do anything…

What OS are you on? Is it only one menu that you’re having the issue with, or is it all of them? I’m not seeing issues on MacOS or Windows 10.

If you’re having issues with all of the PresetterProfessional menus, try saving a preset from the output tab at the top of the dimensions panel. If that doesn’t work you don’t have permission at the OS level to save in the presets folder.

in my theme the Name field to the right is almost the same color
as the left side - it is hard to see the field

but it is there, click on the right

and everything is good to go.

j

Ah sorry. So I usually access my snapping with the hotkey popup, which apparently doesn’t let me create the presets. I was able to create one however using the overhead menu.

How do you call the snapping menu from a shortcut, or did you set that up yourself?

It’s Ctrl + shift + tab in default hotkey, though I use a different setup.

Hi can you make a function that remember the last preset used upon restart it automatically remember it or load ?

i know there is away to make it like save as startup file
but i want to avoid it as possible because blender 2.8 is not stable yet and causes some issue / bugs last time i needed to delete my startup file in order to solve the problem and create a new one

It looks like you can’t have a popup window come off of snapping popup. Since adding a preset makes the Preset Name popup appear, the adding never happens I may have to report this as a bug to fix the issue. It looks like all of the other functionality is there. You’ll just need to use the header menu to create presets.

@shadowphile You can set a keyboard shortcut to call the menu for the Orientation and Pivot presets. Which may speed things up a good bit for you. Also, if you have Pie Menu Editor, you can make pie menus of your presets or sub panels in the N or T panels in the 3d View.

Here’s how you would set up the keyboard shortcut:
shortcut

That will make a popup of just your list of presets that you have saved:

popup
You would use a different menu name in the Name slot depending on which list of presets you want to show:
Orientation and Pivot Presets - ORPIV_MT_draw_presets
Snapping Presets - SNAP_MT_draw_presets
Overlays and Shading Combo Presets - VIEW3D_MT_view_presets
Overlay Presets - OVERLAY_MT_draw_presets
Gizmo Presets - GIZMO_MT_draw_presets
Oblect Type Visibility Presets - VIS_MT_draw_presets
Shading Presets - SHADE_MT_draw_presets
Cursor Location and Rotation Presets - CURSOR_MT_draw_presets

@MatsuikoHiroka I’ll look into it. That’s a good idea.

Really nice addon ! Why does the « all in one » top right preset don’t have overlay’s in it :frowning:

Good question. I’ll add it, but I’d want to make it an option to turn on or off what is set and recalled here. It could be less useful if it’s recalling too many settings. I’ll see what I can cook up. Any suggestions are welcome.

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