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Re[2]: zoom problem?

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 11:05:15 +0100
Message-ID: <127740980.20020325110515@w3.org>
To: Emmanuel Pietriga <emmanuel.pietriga@xrce.xerox.com>
CC: www-isaviz@w3.org

I understand what you say, and moving around is obviously a way. But
think at editing any graphics with an editor, like, say Adobe
Illustrator. I can do both there: I can pan but I can also zoom in
vis-a-vis my default, start up view. I do not really understand why
you consider this as a difficulty...


Monday, March 25, 2002, 10:08:59, you wrote:

EP> I think I am beginning to understand. But I am not sure :)
EP> I think the problem is that you constrain yourself by putting those 
EP> 20-30 resources only in the region visible at the beginning, whereas you 
EP> have a potentially infinite space at your disposal.

EP> What I suggest is : put less resources in this region. This way you'll 
EP> get more "breathing space" for labels and all the stuff. When you have 
EP> say 10 resources on screen at the max level of magnification, then move 
EP> the camera slightly (for instance to the right), you'll then see empty 
EP> space in which you can put more resources without creating a cluttered 
EP> representation.

EP> It is the same as working with a worksapce with scrollbars. When there 
EP> are too much things in the region, you use the scrollbars to go to 
EP> another (empty) region of the workspace where you can put new stuff. 
EP> here we don't have scrollbars because the workspace is infinite, so it 
EP> wouldn't make sense. But moving the camera does the same thing.

EP> I'm not sure I'm making any sense here... Maybe it is fairly obvious and 
EP> I'm not actually addressing your real problem. It is hard to describe 
EP> this by e-mail.

EP> Emmanuel

EP> Ivan Herman wrote:

>> Emmanuel
>> This is where the email method breaks ;-) To be honest, I do not understand what you do not understand (if you
>> understand what I mean...).
>> When the canvas is empty, I begin to put resources, labelled edges,
>> etc and indeed everything is visible and nice. But if you get to a
>> graph with 20-30 resources and the corresponding links, the canvas
>> gets full. Ie, the labels get occluded, etc. So I may want to go an
>> edit some details, ie, I would like to zoom into some detail. And that
>> is what I cannot do.
>> I.


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