I’m very confused, trying to simplify what was said in the lecture.
From 3:30 mins He says something like:
In object mode if we rotate the cube to 45 degrees around the Z axis and then rotate a small bit on the Y axis we see that the cube will be a lot more than 2 blender units across, but it’s still reading 2.000 x 2.000 x 2.000 on the dimensions section in the properties panel.
Now Just to clarify, is this his what he was trying to say?:
If I had a box that stood lets just say 3 ft high by 2 ft wide , but then I decide to place it on a table top that measured lets say 6 ft by 6 ft, well then we automatically know that 2 ft of that table is being covered by the box. But what if we decided to topple the box over so that the Box is now lying on its longer side, then you will see that the box although filling more area on the table because its 3 ft length is facing down on the table doesn’t mean that the box has changed size or dimension, its still the same sized box, and the table is still the same sized table, now if we apply this example to the cube in blender when it is in object mode only and before scale rotation and location are applied then we see that the dimensions refer to the objects dimension relative to itself, basically the boxes size and shape are the same, But when location, rotation and scale is applied, it refers to the area on the table that has been covered by the object, was this what he was getting at ? I am probably talking a load of rubbish here but just trying to get this right in my head.
So just for laughs, an objects dimensions and the area it covers are 2 very different things but yet are sum of there parts, for example a UPS driver is not interested so much in the dimensions of a box, but more interested the how much space it will occupy in his van , but if the van driver considered box sizes alone without taking the area it covers in to account then before you know it you have yourself a very difficult game of tetris on your hands.
I bet you I still haven’t gotten it right, LOL, as thick as farmers welly me. Oh well.
My brains on fire, I need more than a Guinness now, Well I am a Paddy after all, what did you expect? LOL.
Anyway it’s no harm, these lecturers have us really thinking, I like that a lot and they are keeping us all on our toes, getting us to think about things in a different way and being out of our comfort zone is a good excercise.