I wanted to share a user experience issue I’ve been encountering while working with Rhino 3D, particularly when using the selection tool beyond the viewport boundaries. This issue is more pronounced when dealing with large-scale and detailed compositions.
Problem Description: When attempting to select objects beyond the viewport, I’ve noticed a jarring and unpleasant “biting” motion. This is particularly noticeable during extensive selections in detailed projects. The movement is also comparatively slow.
Comparison with Photoshop: To illustrate the issue, I’ve attached a video demonstrating the selection tool in Rhino 3D Beta and compared it with a similar function in Photoshop. In Photoshop, the movement is notably more natural and smoother. Moreover, Photoshop allows for speed control by holding down the SHIFT key during the process.
Rhino 3D Beta - Selection Tool Movement (Beyond Viewport):
Photoshop - Selection Tool Movement (With SHIFT Key for Speed Control):
Additional Observation: After discussions with my colleague @Jonish, we found that creating a _Rectangle using Rhino does not exhibit the same movement beyond the viewport.
Request: I believe enhancing the viewport interaction, making it more fluid and responsive, would significantly improve the user experience, especially for those working on large-scale projects. Additionally, incorporating a feature to control the speed, perhaps by using a modifier key like SHIFT, would align Rhino 3D with the intuitive functionality found in other design software.
I appreciate your attention to this matter and would love to hear your thoughts on potential improvements or workarounds.
All the best,