Next Generation User Interface

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== Overview ==
== Overview ==
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[[Image:Main_document_window.png|left|thumb]] K-3D version 0.4 featured a complete overhaul of the program's internal data structures, introducing new geometric primitives (points, patches, nurbs, and implicit surfaces, to name a few), and the [[Directed Graph]] visualization pipeline, which enabled powerful, flexible procedural modeling.  Further, K-3D 0.4 included a complete separation of the user interface layer from the underlying implementation, making it possible for developers to embed K-3D in other applications and/or replace the "standard" K-3D user interface with "alternative" user interfaces, e.g. to support platform-specific toolkits or niche applications with specialized user interfaces.
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[[Image:Main_document_window.png|left|thumb]] K-3D version 0.4 featured a complete overhaul of the program's internal data structures, introducing new geometric primitives (points, patches, nurbs, and implicit surfaces, to name a few), and the [[Visualization Pipeline]] which enables powerful, flexible procedural modeling.  Further, K-3D 0.4 included a complete separation of the user interface layer from the underlying implementation, making it possible for developers to embed K-3D in other applications and/or replace the "standard" K-3D user interface with "alternative" user interfaces, e.g. to support platform-specific toolkits or niche applications with specialized user interfaces.
In order to take advantage of these features and address long-standing limitations in the K-3D 0.4 user interface, K-3D 0.6 introduces the ''Next Generation User Interface'', or ''NGUI'', a modern graphical user interface carefully crafted to simplify use of the Directed Graph and conform to good user interface design principles.
In order to take advantage of these features and address long-standing limitations in the K-3D 0.4 user interface, K-3D 0.6 introduces the ''Next Generation User Interface'', or ''NGUI'', a modern graphical user interface carefully crafted to simplify use of the Directed Graph and conform to good user interface design principles.

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Overview

K-3D version 0.4 featured a complete overhaul of the program's internal data structures, introducing new geometric primitives (points, patches, nurbs, and implicit surfaces, to name a few), and the Visualization Pipeline which enables powerful, flexible procedural modeling. Further, K-3D 0.4 included a complete separation of the user interface layer from the underlying implementation, making it possible for developers to embed K-3D in other applications and/or replace the "standard" K-3D user interface with "alternative" user interfaces, e.g. to support platform-specific toolkits or niche applications with specialized user interfaces.

In order to take advantage of these features and address long-standing limitations in the K-3D 0.4 user interface, K-3D 0.6 introduces the Next Generation User Interface, or NGUI, a modern graphical user interface carefully crafted to simplify use of the Directed Graph and conform to good user interface design principles.

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