[Edu-sig] The Fate of VPyton >> BLENDER ??
jasonic at nomadics.org
Fri Oct 13 11:04:12 CEST 2006
Thanks for your clear reply..
Yes. Having a reasonable sense of your sensibilities from edu-sig
dialogues, I hesitated 3 times before even suggesting it.
I range wide in my sensibilities and preferences.
btw, I think I was perhaps the original poster to edu-sig about VPython.
Was greatly influenced by a magnificent shell+3D window on Amiga c.1987
called "PageRender3D". Am fairly sure you would approve highly of that one.
And then live GEOMETER implemented on SGI c.1993 [minimal and mind-blowing]
Or REBOL for example for its less-is-more philosophy. In general prefer
one-to-one encounters than groups anytime. Signal to noise is usually so
However we are entering the great RW [read-write] cooperative,
collaborative epoch. Ideas and process having many roots in the world of
[Open]software, networks of networks, virtuality
[modeling/simulation/contemplation... in every order]
These dynamics are now bubbling up out into social financial and
political spheres [ah see - Pure Geometry purifies]
meme-nets are thriving as never before
My subversive proposal to you is along those lines.
Optimistically, I imagined that maybe a VPython version of Blender is
quite possible AND a good idea.
The key paradigm is for a pure geometric minimal shell with live 3d
viewer and modular architecture. small fast cheap beautiful user-controls
I think using the Blender Python API it is possible to configure Blender
to run as shell based Geometry [Game] Engine.
You can ignore all the dancing girls and singing seals if you want.
What you gain however may be like a laboratory for geometry [with
physics::: particles, light, gravity, etc]
Geometry meme -> Kepler elipses -> lead to orbiting planets.
or geometry behind this
And heres a video clip of experimental interface where minimal 2D
geometry symbolizes physical mechanics
[draw = think = link] [ancient Greeks making marks in the sand with
sticks seashells and string]
MIT live drawing*
Won't be surprised if you tell me that you love it OR hate it :-)
I understand why you don't want all the bells and whistles of Blender as
it installs now.
But if it turned out that all that stuff was in proactive very easy to
turn-off ,and instead present a VPython face.
Something installs well quickly cross-platform, how would you feel?
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