Using FirstStage on the Desktop
Working in 3D is much easier in virtual reality than on a flat screen. However there are some functions which work just as well (or even better) on a flat screen that in virtual reality.
FirstStage provides a Desktop interface for these that uses conventional idioms.
The top bar of the desktop view has the following elements (left to right):
- Scene name / Project name
- Menu button to show the functions available on the desktop.
- Show/Hide button to show and hide the desktop panels (allowing you to see the VR view as spectator)
The bottom bar on the desktop is a set of transport controls.