FrontEnd: Rotation of "heavy" graphics objects

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg127951] FrontEnd: Rotation of "heavy" graphics objects*From*: W Craig Carter <ccarter at MIT.EDU>*Date*: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 03:06:49 -0400 (EDT)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newout@smc.vnet.net*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newsend@smc.vnet.net

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