Blender could be carried to an ANDROID pad?

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ysvry
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Blender could be carried to an ANDROID pad?

Post by ysvry » Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:17 am

Hello world!

Do you know if Blender could be carried to an ANDROID pad?

What do you think about that? android runs on a linux like os,
not the full app just some basic modeling tools?

would it be possible ?

I know some one asked for the ipad, android pads are cheaper and more opensource minded, its owned by google.

maybe a good ideer for the next years google,s summer of code projects ;)

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Post by stiv » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:46 pm

Speaking very generally, tablets are better suited for content display rather than content creation.

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Re: Blender could be carried to an ANDROID pad?

Post by cool scary guy » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:51 pm

I it could I would buy one, just to be able to carry blender around,

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Post by Tehrasha » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:40 pm

I think Blender's heavy use of keyboard short-cuts would make any tablet oriented version feel very difficult and sluggish to use.

Just as I thought Blender 2.5x was very difficult before 3D Mouse support was reintroduced. :)

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Post by stiv » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:36 am

...3D Mouse support was reintroduced.
Hmmm, if the tablet has an accelerometer, with the right driver, you could wave it about and dance your way to a blendery nirvana. In your face, you one-button mouse users!

Text entry would still be problematic, of course.

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Post by Tehrasha » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:46 am

Having to bend your body into strange and uncomfortable positions, to get to the underside of models would be challenging.

It would be like the final exam in an advanced yoga class.

I guess it could be seen as a way to introduce calisthenics back into the workplace.

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