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bug #40251: Pan vs rotate for 3d plots with FLTK vs Qt vs gnuplot

Submitted by:  Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Submitted on:  Sat 12 Oct 2013 07:00:12 PM UTC  
 
Category: PlottingSeverity: 2 - Minor
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Feature Request
Status: Need InfoAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Open
Release: devOperating System: Any

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Sat 07 Feb 2015 05:29:30 PM UTC, comment #4:

I like having sensible defaults. It seems weird to me that it comes up with neither mode, pan or rotate, selected. For 3-D, I think rotate is the natural default. For 2-D, I would make the default pan.

Maybe need to ask on the Octave-Maintainers list for someone with Matlab to verify what they do for defaults (not that we have to copy them).

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Sat 07 Feb 2015 05:09:10 PM UTC, comment #3:

The behavior for both FLTK and Qt for the upcoming 4.0 release is now to do nothing by default with a left mouse drag, the user has to select either the pan or rotate modes (or zoom mode in Qt) for a mouse drag to do anything.

In FLTK, right mouse drag does a zoom, prints a warning in Qt.

Gnuplot behavior hasn't changed, the default is still to rotate 3D plots when they first appear. If there's nothing that can be done about that, I'm ok with closing this as won't fix, and put the focus on consistency between FLTK and Qt going forward.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Member
Sat 12 Oct 2013 07:58:40 PM UTC, comment #2:

For 2-D plots, FLTK pans when a left mouse drag is done. So for FLTK, it does the same thing with 2-D and 3-D plots.

Gnuplot does nothing by default with a left mouse drag on a 2-D plot.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Member
Sat 12 Oct 2013 07:53:56 PM UTC, comment #1:

I agree. And does the behavior change based on whether a 2-D graph, like plot(), is done or a 3-D plot, like surf, is done?

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Sat 12 Oct 2013 07:00:12 PM UTC, original submission:

The initial mouse-drag function when plotting with FLTK is to pan the plot view. The initial mouse-drag function when plotting with gnuplot rotates the plot view. This should probably be consistent between plotting toolkits and consistent with what Matlab does by default (I'm not sure what that is).

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
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    Sat 07 Feb 2015 05:09:10 PM UTCmtmillerStatusNone=>Need Info
      SummaryPan vs rotate for 3d plots with FLTK vs gnuplot=>Pan vs rotate for 3d plots with FLTK vs Qt vs gnuplot

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