Joined: 10 Jan 2008
Location: Melbourne, Australia
|Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 3:21 pm Post subject: Stella wizard?
|These feature requests were mentioned in a post on the Reviews and Testimonials forum:
|starbase1 wrote: |
|* I think it would be good to have a 'quick start' or 'highlights' section in the library, to lead the new user directly to some of the prettiest and most impressive polyhedra. |
Yeah, I wonder if being more friendly when first running would get more beginners interested. I was thinking of some kind of Stella wizard, which may offer the following initial screen:
What would you like to do now?
* Show me some cool shapes!
* Show me how to make my own paper models.
* Teach me about stellation.
* etc? (any suggestions?)
But it may be a bit of work to put together.
I'd like to hear from anyone with thoughts on this idea (even though many of the people here wouldn't need it).
|* I would like to see a button to 'reset rotation' directly available in the export process. |
Yep, would be handy. It exports using the current viewing orientation, which means you can use the options from the "View->Orientation" submenu before exporting, but it would be more convenient to just provide those options at the export stage.
|* Some sort of thumbnail view of the object, or preview, when loading would be a big help in finding the most interesting shapes. |
Might be handy if you could see a whole page of thumbnails at a time, but not so much if you can only see one at a time. Otherwise you may as well just step through the models with the Left/Right arrow keys (when a model is loaded from a file, just hit Left/Right to step to the next file in the same folder).