Blender addon - alt+N bring a popup to quickly rename active object
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Quick rename menu

alt+N bring a popup menu to quickly rename active object

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Description

Just click the name of the object to rename it right in the popup

According to the object name, some proposition might appears under the current name Click to use it as new name. (they appears only if the name is free)

Current proposition that may pop-up: Cube.002 > Cube

Cube.L > Cube.R

Cube.001 > Cube.L

Cube.L.001 > Cube.R

Cube_01.001 > Cube_02

Bone > root (if no 'root' or 'Root' in armature)

why ?

When everything is well named and well ordered the project is better. But naming is a long and boring task that stop you often in your workflow ! This mainly allow you to rename object even in fullscreen without opening 'n' sidebar or seaching in the outliner or properties. The propositions are here only to be a bit more convenient. About the shortcut, I chose "Alt+N" because it's easy to remember, think "ALTernative Name".

Updates & todo list:

update 21/08/2016

  • checkbox in user preference for renaming data (mesh) along with object
  • Slight code optimisation
  • better comments in code
  • 2 new rules (add 'root', and increment previous)

update 04/08/2016

  • heavy refactoring
  • 2 new rules for propositions

update 28/07/2016

  • better looking UI popup
  • Works with bones name now