A.274 - Date: Sun, 19 Nov 1995 15:41:03 -0500 From: "Menachem Shoham" <shoham@shovav.BIOC.CWRU.Edu>
Back in the old days of Frodo one had an indication of the axes somewhere in a corner of the screen. Is it possible to get the direction of the axes in O?
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 1995 11:19:32 +0100 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Alwyn Jones)
when we built real models (i.e. wire ones) we knew what was up and what was down. if you still want to know where the apple wwould drop, you can use ODL to create a little object. make the following file called axes.odl
begin_object axes colour red move 0. 0. 0. line 5. 0. 0. text 5. 0. 0. X colour green move 0. 0 . 0. line 0. 5. 0. text 0. 5. 0. Y colour blue move 0. 0. 0. line 0. 0. 5. text 0. 0. 5. Z end_object
in o type 'draw axes.odl'
now place the object where you want it with the move_obj command
DO NOT use the rotate dials, just translate it. hit yes and save the rt operator. when you restarrt the program, you can either place it again or use the rot_tr_obj command (put it in a macro if you want to do it regularly)
if you want a fancier object, you can make one yourself.