[Bf-funboard] What I would wish for...
ed at halley.cc
Sun Jan 22 01:19:47 CET 2006
Campbell Barton wrote:
> First of all, your not going to get 1.0 == 1ft. America is the only
> country that still uses imperial and its an in-efficient system, not
> even the American army use it.
> 1.0 as 1 metre is probably better. however it could be 1cm or 1km
> depending on the scale your working.
You misinterpret the goal of the proposal. It's not to say that
definitively, everyone using Blender gets 1.0bu==1.0ft. It would be
preposterous to assume that everyone has the same preference for
imperial or metric or klingon.
It is to say that the designer of the model MARK their .blend with THEIR
units that THEY used when designing it.
You measure your way, I'll measure my way. If I'm loading a model you
built, I shouldn't have to get out the calculator to make your furniture
fit my house. A simple mechanism to assist that conversion would be
simple to add to the loading mechanism.
Japanese architects continue to use ancient (though now more
standardized) units like shaku (foot-length), hito (two-arm-span), ata
and tsuka (hand height, hand width), tatami (adult bed area), and
others. I don't care HOW archaic the system, if a number of Blender
users throughout the world find a marking scheme to be useful for
interoperability, it's only good for Blender as a whole.
This proposal just lists symbolic constants built into a table somewhere
for convenience sake. Just as index-of-refraction tables would assist
in selecting the proper material property for Amethyst or Water or Diamond.
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