First person walk-through


#1

I would like to enter a standard “WSAD” and “mouse looking” first person walk-though mode with face collision and “ground” detection; very similar to the current “walk” mode, but couldn’t edit anything. (‘shift’ enters a “fly” mode). I’m thinking primarily to be used for demonstrations or showing off your model.

A single click on any active components would activate the next interactive thing (like changing steve’s shirt colour)

Variable for scale & speed could be set. (Field of view as seen under the zoom tool could also be set from here.)

If sketchy-physics was part of it, then you could set it to bump/move objects as you move too.

Perhaps be able to load a model to use as your “cursor” and have a 3rd person/angel on shoulder viewpoint.

{A 3D mouse comes close to this, but I’ve not had much success with using one}


#2

Another thought: in this mode you could “warp” to a location via r-clicking or specific key stroke when your cursor was over something.
Maybe you could also show “pins” for each scene - clicking/double clicking on them would move you to that scene.


#3

Yet another thought: it would be nice to have a shortcut key (f something?) that would enter a this ‘presentation mode’: maximise the work area and hide all the toolbars and windows until the shortcut was activated again.


#4

Sounds like the Desktop Viewer app. (Except that it has no Dynamic Component functionality.)


#5

So rather than loading up the model into a new app, it would be nice to just switch to a “Working”/“Presentation” mode.


#6

We’ve asked for this before… specifically that there be a way that a SKP file could be locked as read-only, and when loaded into SketchUp, that the app went into a read-only mode.

That would both the need for the separate viewer application, and allow the API to be loaded making DC interaction available, and also other non-edit Ruby plugins. (The Viewer does not load the Ruby API.)


#7

I’m not too botherered about read-only; I only want to tidy the workspace for a presentation and make the presentation as smooth as possible.
(Actually I would prefer not to have it read-only - I can quicky pull walls or move objects or hide specific groups or draw lines or measure… I still want an editable model, I just want to move through it like I would in (eg) minecraft.)