Spaceball Oddities

 From:  Michael Gibson
1858.13 In reply to 1858.12 
Hi Danny,

> If I was working on a ring, I wouldn't walk around it to
> work on the other side, I would just turn it over.

Right, but you would also never get your head turned around so that the top of your head was pointing in some direction other than towards the z axis coming up from your workbench...

That other style of rotation does exactly that - changes your view around so that the direction going "upwards" in the view is no longer stabilized to be in a fixed standard direction.

I guess that's what I mean by "unnatural" - the other method does not treat the view as if it were like your eyeballs, it moves the view around in ways that you would not move your head.

- Michael