It seems that the paint pipette sampler is only available if one clicks on the paint color swatch to display the color wheel. So, the overhead in that workflow= mouse travel plus two clicks, plus the sampling click. Pretty awkward.
That can’t be right*: what’s the proper fast way to sample paint/screen color in Texture Paint mode?
*( I assume there’s some combo of bucky keys and mouse operations, but I haven’t found it yet.)
Hotkey is ‘s’ for me. From anywhere, while texture painting. (Careful about color space transformations, what you see isn’t always what you get.)
Thanks. “S” for sample, not bad.
Now, since it wouldn’t be ME w/o some complaining about the UI: is there anywhere in the UI that a user might ‘discover’ this hotkey?
If not, I suggest that, if a pipette were included in the toolbar of the Paint editor, that would be the place to include a hotkey reminder for users to ‘discover’.
Also, I note that the ‘F9’ panel remains open, ever after some more paint operations, which I’ll be reporting as a bug. (AFAICS, it remains open until an UNDO is performed.) (Reported)
Thanks for the pointer.
Laughably, in VIEW mode in the same editor, there IS a pipette… and it uses a different hotkey, and “s” is not available.