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What I like...
Similar page & sub-page system as Notion. Easy to organize.
Similar block system as Notion. Easy to move items around. Lots of different stylization you can do.
Comments system and general multi-person use seems okay, would need to test more.
Blocks / items with comment threads show an icon on the right side of the screen when you scroll to them.
Different kinds of separators
Different ways to link other sites
Dark mode!

Can integrate with:
Figma
Google Docs

Important information related functionality that’s available
Table of contents that moves with you as you scroll
Able to link to sections in other pages & subpages
Kanban boards
Collapsible headings
‘Reaction’ to specific stuff
1
. Can see who reacted.
1
Easy voting
1
1

Negatives

Mostly nitpicks really... aside from some personal preferences from using Notion for so long, Coda seems pretty solid.
Cannot select multiple blocks to move/edit (biggest gripe)
Only ‘Standard’ and ‘Serif’ fonts. Missing ‘Mono’ font which was my favorite in Notion.
Cannot put separators in between collapsible headings. The first one will ‘eat’ it.
Why are call-outs included in the table of contents? They are considered a small / tier 3 heading.
Tables & Boards are also included in the table of contents. Sometimes this would be nice, but there is no option to exclude them.
You can only highlight text with color, not color the whole block.
Slight UX issue with comments section for tables
Encountered upload limits (probably need to pay to unlock)
Pro plan allows for custom URLs

General Observations

Not sure if good or bad. Just some things I’ve noticed.
Also like Notion, you’re able to use AI to help you write stuff. I’ve never used it before.
Sub-page order in page hierarchy (left-hand panel) is independent of sub-page order in main page.
Only 3 tiers of heading
You can toggle the option to view a list of page’s sub-pages at the very top.

CMF Production Milestone - Art Retrospective Recreation Test

⭐cmd/ctrl + shift + L for dark mode!
⭐click toggle arrows!
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LEGEND:
TO DO
PROPOSAL / TO EXPLORE
QUESTION / CONFIRMATION REQUIRED

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OVERVIEW


SIMPLIFYING BASE TEXTURES
BEING SELECTIVE WITH ADDITIONAL BLENDER EFFECTS
TRIM SHEETS
MODULAR KITS

INTERACTION WITH LIGHT
INCONSISTENT SHADOWS
LIGHT BAKING Y/N?
LIGHT BAKING ALTERNATIVES

INDOORS - CEILING / NO CEILING
INDOORS - DIORAMA / FULL ENVIRONMENT
OUTDOORS - DIORAMA / FULL ENVIRONMENT
ORGANIC LEVEL DESIGNS
EXAGGERATED PROPORTIONS
FRUIT SYMBOLOGY
Screenshots of current levels with the latest pipeline:
Western - Town B
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Farm - Sample
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Below are renders taken in Blender of Western Town B, a demonstration of the ‘intended’ aesthetic with the current texturing style and PBR lighting:
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The following page is a breakdown of all of the materials used in the Western - Town B level.
tl;dr - 17 materials / texture sets are used in the current iteration of Western - Town B
Retrospective Items Feedback
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Name
Section
Item Type
NOTES & COMMENTS
Resolved
1
Textures
To-do
Open
2
BEING SELECTIVE WITH ADDITIONAL BLENDER EFFECTS
Textures
To-do
Open
3
TRIM SHEETS
Textures
Proposal / To Explore
Open
4
MODULAR KITS
Textures
Proposal / To Explore
Open
5
INTERACTION WITH LIGHT
Shader & Lighting
Question / Confirmation Required
Open
6
INCONSISTENT SHADOWS
Shader & Lighting
Question / Confirmation Required
Open
7
LIGHT BAKING Y/N?
Shader & Lighting
Question / Confirmation Required
Open
8
LIGHT BAKING ALTERNATIVES
Shader & Lighting
Proposal / To Explore
Open
9
INDOORS - CEILING / NO CEILING
Miscellaneous
Question / Confirmation Required
Open
10
INDOORS - DIORAMA / FULL ENVIRONMENT
Miscellaneous
Question / Confirmation Required
Open
11
OUTDOORS - DIORAMA / FULL ENVIRONMENT
Miscellaneous
Question / Confirmation Required
Open
12
ORGANIC LEVEL DESIGNS
Miscellaneous
Proposal / To Explore
Open
13
EXAGGERATED PROPORTIONS
Miscellaneous
To-do
Open
14
FRUIT SYMBOLOGY
Miscellaneous
To-do
Open
There are no rows in this table
I WISH I ACTUALLY MADE THIS BACK WHEN I MADE THE RETROSPECTIVE!!!!!!!!!! ^^^^^
Ideally all ‘name’ items would link to the appropriate section.


Normal Callout

Info Callout

Tip Callout

Alert Callout

Critical Callout

Large Heading (Tier 1)

Medium Heading (Tier 2)

Small Heading (Tier 3)



Example Collapsible Tier 2 heading

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Example Collapsible Tier 3 heading

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