POV-Ray : Newsgroups : moray.win : Impending Moray Source Release : Re: Impending Moray Source Release Server Time
26 Nov 2022 04:12:31 EST (-0500)
  Re: Impending Moray Source Release  
From: And
Date: 24 Nov 2022 09:05:00
Message: <web.637f797fb7839016e02c756aa81652d@news.povray.org>
"Bald Eagle" <cre### [at] netscapenet> wrote:
> Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
>
> > Just for now, a very /basic/ wish for the new Moray, one that every
> > Moray user will approve I am sure:
> >
> >
> > * Make the GUI /left-handed/ instead of /right-handed/. *
>
> I approve in the sense that I disapprove of locking the users into exactly the
> opposite basis vectors.
>
> If we would like to make the New Moray something useful and enduring, then I
> would say that if all of the operations proceed from first principles, assuming
> virtually nothing, then all of the operations can be generalized and it will be
> as flexible and trouble-free as we can manage, possibly allowing things we might
> not imagine when building it.
>
> So I say, proceed from a configuration file or control panel, where the x, y,
> and z vectors can be specified like in a matrix {}.  Then you can do whatever
> you want.   Else, I can imagine the very first thing someone somewhere will
> complain about is that they wanted to use Moray for something and - dammit - why
> is it only LEFT handed???!  Can the developers make it so I can use it right
> handed....?
>
> Then we can see what Francois Le Coat does with it.  :D

Reserve left-hand/ right-hand is better indeed.

I cannot figure out what is "where the x, y, and z vectors can be specified like
in a matrix {}"


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