Why can't I switch between Evee and Cycles by selecting from the "Shading" menu?

(eobet) #1

If you switch to the rendered view mode by using the small icons in the top right, the right-most “shading” menu gets greyed out.

But why isn’t that used to switch between Evee and Cycles?

It would also be great to just be able to choose a HDRI environment for rendering in that menu, just as you can do with the matcaps (for someone who doesn’t know the techinical difference, there really isn’t any distinction, just a UI inconsistency that you can choose it for one, but not the other).