from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of three axes in a three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system.
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- n. : The axis on a graph that is usually drawn as if vertical and usually shows the range of values of a variable dependent on two other variables.
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- n. the third axis in a 3-dimensional coordinate system
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Maybe with another linear cam in the z-axis (assuming the rods are in the x-y plane), or with levers, gears, axles, something.
So maybe the z-axis could be “treatment”. scott Says:
If this were three-dimensional, you could have a z-axis labeled “alcohol ingested.”
December 14th, 2009 at 2: 34 pm you left out the z-axis, “People who ignore it out of fear or jealousy” … or would that be better expressed by a Venn diagram? fireflight Says:
Though similarities to Super Paper Mario's dimensional shifts are still being drawn elsewhere, Fez does far more with its z-axis than anyone before has dared, making progress through its world directly reliant on cutting a path through each of its four sides.
Hell with that – as badly as most of the idiots on the road drive regular cars, do we really want to put them thousands of feet in the air with a z-axis to worry about?
It is created in a 3D environment and yet despite the presence of a z-axis it manages to remain flat and devoid of substance.
Section E 5′28″ – 6′13″ – Moving Playfield: Another ‘gradually evolving’ section where i tried to establish the basis for the section by zooming in place, then breaking that expectation by zooming to different spots, then breaking that by adding x-axis rotation, then breaking that by adding z-axis rotation.
Again, a great sense of expansiveness will be possible by expanding the sense of depth, and a cramped, claustrophobia will be possible through “squeezing the air” out of the z-axis.
But the movement here, while accurate, doesn't give me a strong "feeling" of movement (though the splash helps) this is mainly due to staging choices (the action is coming at us along the z-axis in a long shot) and the movement of the waves is given the same amount of detail and attention as the main figure.