Re: GTK+ scene graph


On 3 August 2014 11:08, Sébastien Wilmet <swilmet gnome org> wrote:
Thanks for the explanation.

On Sun, 2014-08-03 at 01:13 +0100, Emmanuele Bassi wrote:

yes, it was considered, and no: "depth" (or similar terms) won't be used.

people using a canvas with 3D transformations intuitively grasp the
concept of a Z axis, as well as that of a coordinate on that axis.
they understand rotations around that axis, as well as scaling and

using "depth" would be confused with the possibility of having "real"
3D objects, with a width, height, and depth.

Ok so there are good reasons behind that. "depth-axis" would be a

no, "depth-axis" would *not* be a solution, and I wrote exactly why it
wouldn't be.

the term "depth-axis" does not mean what you think it means, and does
not make sense in the context of a 3D space; it also is not a commonly
used term in any other relevant API.

but it's too long

that's not the reason at all.

and x/y/z is a widespread convention. I was
just wondering if the GSK API contains other conventions, maybe less

the conventions are mostly well-established terminology mutuated by
projects like CoreAnimation, the Android view API, and Clutter.


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