[Bf-funboard] Animated view transformation

Campbell Barton cbarton at metavr.com
Fri Mar 16 02:21:14 CET 2007

Interesting such negative response.
first of all, this is optional, that dosnt justify its addition, just 
that people who dont want it wont have to use it.

The Patch that was in the tracker only deals with numpad, Mine is fairly 
easy to call from any view transformation in blender.

to justify the functionality its self

* Users should never have to wait for it to finish spinning the view.. - 
Iv made sure of this by setting a number of milliseconds it can take.

* It could help people who dont understand 3d space as well to get an 
idea of the model there editing. Iv seen a newbe be confused by blenders 
orthograpic views, this may help.

* when dealing with a large scene that has objects of different sizes, 
(a street of buildings and you zoom in on a mailbox for instance) - this 
helps to give the model context when you zoom..

* Imagine your teaching blender to a class or giving a demonstration, 
when navigating, this could help convey what your doing since they wont 
know what keys your pressing.

* Even if this is a little bit eyecandy, its not necessarily a bad 
thing. Try blender 2.25 and youll probably appreciate brokens work on 
the UI. having an application 'feel'  nice can attract users. take 
blenders use of smooth lines and alpha menu's as an example.

* I spent some time last night using this and fond that after a while 
you dont even notice its happening, (150ms a bit over a 10th of a 
second) seems most usefull when viewing a small selection on a large 
model. - but you do notice when its not there (numpad keys 2,4,8,9)
Also, Im not generally big into eyecandy, and half expected this to 
annoy me but it didnt.

Michael Crawford wrote:
> Oh please don't.  Maya has this "feature" and it makes me want to 
> vomit.  Useful??  Perhaps for a commercial project that sells based on 
> such "features" ;)
> On Mar 15, 2007, at 2:52 PM, Alexander Ewering wrote:
>> On Fri, 16 Mar 2007, Campbell Barton wrote:
>>> Hi, heres something I think could be usefull-
>>> the patch interpolates view transformation (if set in teh view and 
>>> controle preferences)
>>> This means when spinning an object from the numpad you see it spin.
>>> it also works for boarder zoom, homekey, numpad-dot-key, and center 
>>> view.
>>> Id be interested in what people think when using the patch... set the 
>>> transformation to 150ms - seems to be a good setting that wont waist 
>>> time.
>>> https://projects.blender.org/tracker/index.php? 
>>> func=detail&aid=6281&group_id=9&atid=127
>> Such a patch is already in the tracker, and has been discussed to death a
>> few years ago ;)
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