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Adehlin

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Smooth Rotation Deceleration
« on: January 09, 2019, 03:58:49 AM »
Hi,

I know the topic has been up before but the "Constant Drag Speed" isn't doing the job I need it to do.

When rotating the earth the rotation abrupts immediately as soon as I let go of the mouse button. I would like a setting where I can define for how long time the earth should de-accelerate before stopping completely. In my scenario I would like the earth to continue spinning for 3-4 additional seconds after releasing the mouse button / touch input, but slowly decrease the rotation speed.

Is it possible you think?

I'm using:
Camera Rotates
Speed: 0,5
Allowed axis: Both
Keep straight: checked
Everything else in this section is unchecked (i.e. including Constant Drag Speed)

Thanks!
« Last Edit: January 09, 2019, 07:48:59 AM by Kronnect »

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Re: Smooth Rotation Deceleration
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 04:09:51 AM »
Hi,
When "Constant Drag Speed" is off, the rotation de-accelerate smoothly. I understand you want to specify a custom damping speed until it stops?

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Re: Smooth Rotation Deceleration
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 06:12:09 AM »
Even though "Constant Drag Speed" is unchecked the earth stops in litterally a millisec. Yes, it's smoother compared to Constant Drag Speed, but still, 0.01 sec for de-acceleration is too quick for me (perhaps something is incorrect in my settings...?).

Yes, it would be awesome to have an additional setting which would allow me to define the number of seconds between mouse-release / touch-release (rotation continues) and the moment the earth/camera has fully stopped rotating.

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Re: Smooth Rotation Deceleration
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 07:49:23 AM »
"Damping Duration" added to latest beta.

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Re: Smooth Rotation Deceleration
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 12:10:46 PM »
Awesome! Working just like I want it too!

Thanks once again for the incredible support!

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Re: Smooth Rotation Deceleration
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2019, 01:03:42 PM »
:)

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Re: Smooth Rotation Deceleration
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2019, 04:02:19 AM »
Hi again,

I've noticed it's not possible to have both "Constant Drag Speed" and "Damping Duraion" enabled at the same time. I understand it's due to the current design. But... do you see any possibility to actually have both features enabled at the same time? What I mean is, the earth/camera rotation should be responsive to drag moments (i.e. closely follow the finger on mobiles when dragging) + once the finger is released the earth/camera should continue to rotate and de-accelerate according to the Damping duration.

They do have this in apps like Google Earth and it is an quite neat user experience.

Is it something you could consider?

Thank you!

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Re: Smooth Rotation Deceleration
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2019, 02:42:45 AM »
I'll check how it works on those application and try to incorporate that in a future update. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Re: Smooth Rotation Deceleration
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2019, 10:44:05 AM »
"Pinch and throw" gesture implemented in next beta:
https://youtu.be/EXPbh2bC2fg

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Re: Smooth Rotation Deceleration
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2019, 03:34:07 PM »
Works very nice! Thanks a lot for adding this feature!

I think it's a great user experience improvement to the asset. In my mind, I think you should use this new feature in the presentation of the product. Well working interaction with the globe is a good selling point.

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Re: Smooth Rotation Deceleration
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2019, 03:38:36 PM »
Agreed. Thanks for the suggestion, it's a very nice idea.