I have not said anything yet that I noticed, but I could imagine if you use the names of the SU tools to describe how to do something in the shop or office it could cause confusion (like Push/Pull, Orbit, Follow Me, X-Ray mode, Hide/Unhide, Extrude, Select, Offset, Intersect Faces, …) Especially when you use these terms as verbs, it could throw people off. But, I wish these tools could be invented for my workbench.
This! Habit is a heartless master. I have been using my iPad for many years with Procreate, which also has a two finger tap to undo. I find myself habitually tapping on actual paper to undo, and then I feel dumb. I did it once to an oil painting and… Yeah.
I also tried to orbit a pdf exported from one of my models last night. I blamed the lateness of the hour.
It’s not just the Vocab or trying to Orbit jpgs it’s how you look at everything around you in terms of ‘how would I model that’ and worst of all is moving your head to try to look behind something or up into the depths of the monitor as you orbit around your model.
This is a quote that stuck with me for life from a continuing education course on computer graphics in architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design in the late 1980’s. To put things in perspective, the first Macintosh had just come out about 5 years earlier, and the Mac II (with color!) had just come out. IIRC, the school had created it’s own surface based 3D modeler not unlike SketchUp call Modelshop.
Interesting thought. I find myself using '“everything’s ‘Shiny’” - because that’s what ‘Solid Inspector’ says when you’ve checked a complicated shape to see if it’s a proper solid. I use it in everyday language in the sense that everything has been sorted out and is in good shape, with no errors. Shiny!