Re: Office Space ;) and coordinate systems

Linas Vepstas (
Fri, 9 Sep 1994 13:35:50 -0500

> From: Dave Raggett <>
> Subject: Re: Office Space ;) and coordinate systems
> Date: Fri, 2 Sep 94 12:08:47 BST
> From a point of view of someone designing a VR room or building it
> would make a lot of sense to use a coordinate system that is natural
> for architectural plans, i.e. to have X and Y in the plane of the plan
> and Z upwards in the vertical direction. For a right handed coordinate
> system that gives:
> X increasing to the right
> Y increasing into the screen
> Z increasing up the screen.
> I want to choose my coords to simplify the *design* of the VR scene
> *NOT* an artifactual viewing position.
> --
> Best wishes,
> Dave Raggett

If we're voting, I vote for this.