My first title was so specific it "lost glitz" :
mac user learns non aqua interface of blender in DMU course
Most of anyone left reading this title on this list would say that is
so esoteric. It is not!!
In Gallway's inner games books, you want to get the critical self out
of the way of homo ludens learning. That is not esoteric, that is
I am writing words to break out of the boxing in concept that you can't
teach an old dog new tricks. That is generic.
Waysayers said mac users would never like the non aqua interface and I
assume that interface is not merely a prescription for a shine on
buttons but user interface guidelines on desktop metaphors being
consistant to old mac dog's experience. I'm not sure blender is for an
old pc dog either.
Old computer platform dogs learning new tricks at gestures is going
back to a child modality as learning to drive or play a video game,
learning controller gestures, not symbolically, but first by visually
and by doing. That is generic.
"Switchers" are child modality, learning to play. That is breaking out
of the box of market capture into your own system's design. That is
I try to put the tricks that I, an old mac dog, have just learned from
Americo. I write this partly to gain confidence by affirming publicly
that I learned.
Here is a rough cut at gesture abstractions I learned (sadly hammered
into words out of seeing and doing). The following short gestalts
pretend to be symbolic briefs to get one past your own exhausting
operant behavior, but may be merely symbolic afterthoughts to anchor
the ideas in me. I hope the anchor is "generic".
Click and drag then unclick to end gesture replaced by mouseover, a
keyboard letter, drag and click to end.
Keyboard modifiers might not be simultaneous but rather in sequence,
assuming simultaneous gets confusing behavior, eg. rotation.
I am going to check out a motion capture laboratory tomorrow that is
integrated with seneludens, in a sense, teaching old folks to be able
to relearn driving a car. The overriding concept on what makes learning
this stuff hard for older more routinized people is they have to
relearn anticipatory reflexes. I believe old folks characteristically
Jungian project their fault at having forgotten how to learn this on
the notion of playing games (playing the stock market or investments is
but a pale shadow of this child modality of playing the universe or a
bass with the right self).