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FrontEnd: Rotation of "heavy" graphics objects

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  • From: W Craig Carter <ccarter at MIT.EDU>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 03:06:49 -0400 (EDT)
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Hello,
I am wondering if others would find the following feature useful, or 
might know how to do this with the current FrontEnd:

When rendering "very heavy" graphics objects
(*
---for example, but I don't recommend doing this---
Plot3D[Sin[10 Sqrt[x^2  + y^2]]/Sqrt[x^2 + y^2], {x, -Pi,
  Pi}, {y, -Pi, Pi}, MaxRecursion -> 10]
*)

Live rotation, panning, and magnification of the graphics object are 
understandably slow.

I am wondering if it would be possible to have a graphics rotation modes 
where:
a) a lower order graphic is rotated (as in the the PerformanceGoal 
option works in Manipulate)
or
b) Only a bounding box  (or an x-y-z axis object) would rotate, and then 
the heavy graphics object would be re-rendered only once.

Craig Carter






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