[GRASS-dev] Holiday updates to NVIZ

Michael Barton michael.barton at asu.edu
Wed Nov 29 01:54:12 EST 2006

On 11/28/06 10:56 PM, "Helena Mitasova" <hmitaso at unity.ncsu.edu> wrote:

> Michael,
> I haven't yet chance to try it but the screen shots look very nice,
> much cleaner layout
> and hopefully more intuitive. I have a question - during the workshop
> in Lausanne I had
> a chance to watch people using nviz and one thing that people
> struggled with was figuring out that
> the list of available/loaded surfaces or vector files is under
> Current - there is just plain text with no
> indication that when you click on it a list of files will show up. Is
> there any way to make this more intuitive?
> It was also interesting to see how quickly people got working with
> paraview - apparently their GUI design
> is pretty good.
> As for the z-coord. slider for cutting planes - have your tried it
> for tilted cutting plane? It should move it
> in z-direction (you won't see anything happening if your cutting
> plane is vertical). I am not sure
> whether it actually works but that was the intention.
> Thanks a lot for all the great GUIs,
> Helena

Thanks for the input Helena. I agree with you about the current map list
widget. It was such a pain to change that I pretty much left it alone for
the moment so that I could focus on the other stuff. However, there is
probably a much better way to do it. Maybe a bwidget ComboBox.

I'll try the z-slider in cutting planes now that I know what to look for. Of
course, the shaded cutting plane is ONLY visible if it is vertical. Can this
be changed?

Michael Barton, Professor of Anthropology
School of Human Evolution & Social Change
Center for Social Dynamics & Complexity
Arizona State University

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