3 months ago
Thanks for the feedback! The Distance Map addon has just been updated. I have implemented some of your suggestions. Most importantly, it is now possible to use a preset colormap other than a two-color gradient. I have included some of the most commonly used colormaps from Matlab/Matplotlib but I can add other colormaps if necessary (just send me a message). Building a customized colormap is also possible now.
I also implemented a fix for the clogged/dense measurements when Show Distances is used. It now only displays the measurements of the selected vertices in Edit Mode.
I tried to implement a solution for real-time measurements after transforms, but this gave too many other problems instead. I used Geometry Nodes, because it is Blender's most useful vehicle for real-time modifications. However, I found some inherent problems with it. One of them is that Geometry Nodes (currently) does not allow NaN/None outputs, which make it very difficult to assign a correct color (and moreover: correct measurement) to a vertex that has no raycast hit. Hence, I went back to Python scripting.
Hope you will have a good time using the new version and maybe the improvements convince you to change your rating. I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the new version.