I've been using Blender since 2007 and before I've used (in that order) MiniCAD, Strata Studio Pro, Alias Wavefront and Cinema 4D. I love blender and I could never go back to my previous love Cinema 4D because I think Blender is simply better once you get the hang of it.
Now I am starting a 3D project with other people and most of them are using Cinema 4D. We decided to use Blender and I am introducing them to the workflow. A general issue with the interface is viewport navigation. Most of them are used to point and click so I am thinking about writing a plugin for Blender.
Basically what I want to achieve is this:
- how can I add such a hanging tab to the 3d viewport
- how can I activate pan/zoom/rotate of the viewport when the mouse button is pressed
- is there an existing addon to build on?