Mouse on Canvas

Sometimes the mouse has to be on canvas

Mouse on Canvas

Some actions need the mouse to be on the Canvas. The video below shows an example. Pressing the Space bar repeatedly makes the Editor switch between Object and Mesh Mode. But, it only works if the mouse is on the Canvas.

The situation is those actions need to be performed only when the Canvas has the focus. But the Engine Interface does not have a way to properly grab or lost focus on the Canvas. Instead, we consider that the Canvas has the focus only when the mouse is on the Canvas.


Concerned Actions

The actions concerned by this specificity are the following :

  • Switch between the Engine Modes using the Space bar
  • Move the Camera using the Numpad or the Mouse
  • Manipulate Objects (move, rotate etc) using the Numpad
  • Play, Pause, Reset and Step your Scene using the Keyboard