Scale command (Wishlist)

Scale command // Wishlist

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dion

Sep 14, 2002, 4:05pm
A scale command that could be used to make an object larger or smaller would
be great. It could be used with percentages (50%) to determine the new size.
So if you made the height, width, and depth all 50%, it would become half
the size it was and not stretch itself out. But it would also be able to use
meters as well (2.412) so you can stretch it out. :-)

-Dion

bowen

Sep 14, 2002, 4:20pm
Ananas' fetch script does that perfectly I think.

--Bowen--

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john

Sep 14, 2002, 9:53pm
Dion, I think he meant so that you could do it without editing the object?

~John
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bowen

Sep 14, 2002, 10:23pm
I'm bowen, he's dion. :D

--Bowen--

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anduin

Sep 14, 2002, 11:19pm
An identity claiming to be known as "dion" <Dion at digevo.net> scribed the following <3d837a53 at server1.Activeworlds.com> at wishlist:

>A scale command that could be used to make an object larger or smaller would
>be great. It could be used with percentages (50%) to determine the new size.
>So if you made the height, width, and depth all 50%, it would become half
>the size it was and not stretch itself out. But it would also be able to use
>meters as well (2.412) so you can stretch it out. :-)

This was mentioned already by TechnoZues back in 1998:

>A "Scale" command.
>Example: create Scale me 2 1 .5
>This example would scale the object to 2 by 1 by .5 times its normal size.
>Caution: This command could be problematic.
>
>TechnoZeus

Either way, it does sound like a good idea... For worlds without a registry that is.

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ananas

Sep 15, 2002, 3:53am
Yes, scaling "on the fly", that's what fetch.php does.
It works on (estimated) 95% of all RWX objects and cannot
scale COB, but still quite useful. It can do some more
things, described on http://oct31.de/aw/fetch

The tilt and roll is obsolete for AW3.3 of course.


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technozeus

Nov 23, 2002, 5:23am
Actually, I first suggested it in March of 1997. I remember sending a couple of e-mails to Shamus wish suggestions, shortly after I first got Active Worlds. Looking back on it, I suppose Roland would have been the right person to send them to at that time, but having spent only a day in Active Worlds when I decided to send in my first set of suggestions, it shouldn't be surprising that I didn't know who to send them to. :)

Oh, and by the way... a scale command should be pretty easy to set up to work properly even in a world with a registry in use, since it's only simple multiplication and the parameters would be constants. Now, on the other hand, dealing with the registry would probably be a little more complicated with one of my more recent suggestions for a scale command which would allow the use of variables and making an object grow or shrink over a time lapse as if blowing up a balloon.

I'll write a separate post with some of the ideas I sent way back then which haven't gotten used yet, since most of them have probably been misplaced and forgotten after all these years. :)

TechnoZeus

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j b e l l

Nov 26, 2002, 7:17pm
That was on the feature vote for aw 3.3 but everyone seemed much more into
"Custom Avatars" ...
bah

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technozeus

Nov 27, 2002, 11:49am
Yeah, I have a little trouble understanding why myself, but I suppose it may be that the people who do a lot of building and the people who do a lot of web page surfing are not the same group of people... so perhaps the builders are failing to represent their opinion in the vote because the vote is in a place where they would be less likely to find it. That page is still there and the items on it are still not implemented, so if anyone wants to vote on it I'm guessing it's not too late. Of course, I'm pretty sure they're not going to add what ever we vote most for just because it got the most votes... but if they see a lot of votes for the same feature I think they'll give that feature a lot stronger consideration because of it.

The current totals are as follows:
Custom Avatars 148 (32.03%)
Save outgoing telegrams 61 (13.20%)
Add a fullscreen mode 55 (11.90%)
Increase the maximum cell data limit 49 (10.61%)
Add a scale command 45 (9.74%)
Access multiple universes from a single browser 37 (8.01%)
Fix the world rights lists 26 (5.63%)
User-Selectable Chat Font 26 (5.63%)
Browser skins 15 (3.25%)
Total Votes: 462

Only 462 votes is really rather pathetic, and that's probably why they haven't done much with it so far. Want to make a difference?... cast your vote. I voted for the scale command a long time ago, even though I could see it was badly out-numbered by the idea of custom avatars. A scale command would be much easier to add than custom avatars and would make it possible to build much more creatively with no added downloads, so I'm still hoping it will eventually pull ahead, but any vote at all is better than no vote because at least it shows that we care and are willing to express our opinions in a civilized manor. If the feature you would like most to see added isn't in the list, then vote for one that is in the list for now, and use the "suggestion box" link to tell what you would like, and keep it short and simple so that it will fit well in the list if they decided to add it. I strongly suggest looking over some as many as you can of the old wishlist posts if you plan to use the suggestion box, or after you vote, to help you make a more informed choice. You can go back and change your vote if you change your mind, so there's no need to wait before voting. :)

http://www.activeworlds.com/FeatureVote/

TechnoZeus


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j b e l l

Nov 27, 2002, 2:31pm
lol, I voted to fix the world rights, and that one only got 26, heh...

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technozeus

Nov 28, 2002, 7:38pm
Well, at least you voted. :)

TZ

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