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6-29-2008 @ 4:34PM
This is all based off the "rosebud" in Battlefield 2.It was one of the greatest inventions I've seen to date. Calling out "Medic" or "Incoming *location*" took me less than half a second.I can see it's use in an FPS, but I'd be interested how applicable this will be. Good post nonetheless.
6-29-2008 @ 4:48PM
Pie Menus existed for Firefox for years now, it's not something Valve invented ,-)
6-30-2008 @ 2:28AM
Erm, Battlefield was made by EA. And pie menus have been in games since the early-mid 90s, with the earliest notable implementation of them in the program called PowerAnimator or 'Alias'. The program has been around since before the 1990s (its first big usage was in 'The Abyss', a big-budget 1989 film) but sadly is no longer used, becoming unsupported in 2000.
6-30-2008 @ 4:59AM
Power Animator pretty much evolved into Maya. That ring or pie interface is a huge part of Maya today. I think it's called the hotbox?
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