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Rhonda – 3D drawing interface


I’m always amazed when I stumble across some wonderful something that has been off my radar for years and years. Check out this presentation of the 3D drawing application Rhonda and follow the link to author Amit Pitaru‘s presentation from 2003.  Yes, 2003. There are very cool things going on here. The artist draws on the camera plane, creating wire-like line sculptures. The representation of these lines fades beyond the draw-plane, however, and a little point marks an existing line’s intersection with this plane – so you can see where you would be drawing in space. Clever. It’s also refreshing to see how smoothly the workspace flows… simply by rotating space instead of the object. I’ll be watching to see what this team continues to put out.

Side note:
I’ve been very slow on posts here lately. I’ll soon be active once again… the open source release of frapper by the Institute of Animation is around the corner. And a few aQtree nodes will be included.

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