Feature #2752

Enhance choose center to operate similarly to zone/node picks

Added by Mark Miller about 1 year ago. Updated 8 days ago.

Status:Pending Start:02/07/2017
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assigned to:Matt Larsen % Done:


Target version:2.13.2
Found in Version:2.12.1 OS:All
Impact:3 - Medium Support Group:Any
Expected Use:3 - Occasional


Currently, choose center takes ray from eye, intersects with plot and uses resulting point as the center of rotation.

We should keep that.

However, we should offer some swizzles on this too similar to zone/node pick
  • pick a node
  • pick a zone (in which case the chosen point is the zone's geometric center)

This would be useful to Griz/LLNL Engineering users


Updated by Eric Brugger about 1 year ago

  • Status changed from New to Pending
  • Assigned to set to Matt Larsen
  • Target version set to 2.12.2

Updated by Mark Miller 12 months ago

  • Found in Version set to 2.12.1

In the viewer window, we have a cross-hair-n (for node picks) and cross-hair-z (for zone picks) for point-n-click pick gui tools already.

The choose center the point-n-click gui tool we have is a little different from those. It is a effectively a cross-hair-p (for an arbitrary geometric point defined by the eye-ray/surface intersection)

So, I think what we need here amounts two things
  1. Add equiv. of cross-hair-n and cross-hair-z modes for choose center tool in the viewer window
  2. In the Controls->View window->Advanced, where we have a user defined center of rotation, it currently supports only a coordinate tuple. It should be enhanced to support
    • global zone/node number
    • domain and local zone/node number pairs
    • The entitly class name, entity number mode (aka the Mili/Griz way)

Updated by Eric Brugger 12 months ago

  • Target version changed from 2.12.2 to 2.12.3

Updated by Eric Brugger 9 months ago

  • Target version changed from 2.12.3 to 2.13.0

Updated by Eric Brugger 7 months ago

  • Target version changed from 2.13.0 to 2.13.1

Updated by Eric Brugger 8 days ago

  • Target version changed from 2.13.1 to 2.13.2

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