I bought it.
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WARNING! THIS MAY MAKE YOU SICK TO YOUR STOMACH!
The original EQ
Does this make you nauseous? It make me nauseous. The GUI is rendered as a perspective projection.
No matter which direction, or which lighting you look at this image at, your brain is tricked. If you stare at the image, like many of us do, for a period of time then look away you may suddenly feel dizzy or nauseous because of the perspective cues that don’t make sense.
I’m not looking “down” at my computer screen. I don’t have lights in the upper right. I don’t get that close to an EQ when I use it. Worst of all, the perspective doesn’t change when you move positions.
This isn’t an uncommon thing. A number of developers use perspective rendering. People like me have issues with it though.
Recently sonimus released this product and they were met with a lot of criticism about this rendering.
What they did
- Within 1 week of the initial criticism Diego at sonimus posts 3 new options
- Everyone prefers C, but it’s still not right.
- Diego posts 2 new options
- Everyone prefers D, but it’s still not right.
- RMorgan chimes in and mentions using a simple orthographic render
- Diego offers an orthographic projection
- Universally liked!
- Within 2 weeks of the original launch the new GUI is public
While the new GUI still has some visual cues that are practically nonsensical, they are at least consistent. This resolves the seasickness issue for me.
Sonimus responded to criticism in the best possible way. They took time to understand the people with an issue, offered options, took more time to understand the response to those options!, and responded further.
The ultimate result being that they have earned themselves a fan.
And you know what? StonEQ 4k is pretty damn good.
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