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TOPIC: Help text area for shaders

Help text area for shaders 3 months 4 hours ago #1

Hey Crosire,

is it perhaps an idea to add the possibility to add some help text to a shader outside of the tooltips? I could of course add a dummy control which says "Hover me for help" and add the help there, which is a bit crude and cumbersome, especially if the help text is bigger than the screen, so I'd like to add the help text for my shaders elsewhere so I can add more text, perhaps even a picture if that's possible (no deal breaker). The thing is that with my cinematic dof shader people have sometimes problems getting to the results they want and adding wads of text to the tooltips kind of sucks too.

With other shaders it is sometimes the question what some controls actually do, or how to get to interesting results, a bit of help might go a long way.

If you think this is better in some sort of wiki where you can link to in the shader, that's fine too (altho reacting to a link in code usually results in opening the url as a process through windows which is kind of a security problem for some people).
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Help text area for shaders 2 months 3 weeks ago #2

I have plans to add an annotation to techniques that lets you add some info to effects, which could be used for help text as well.
Cheers, crosire =)
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Help text area for shaders 2 months 3 weeks ago #3

That sounds great! :)
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