September 22, 2011, 01:26:52 am
Yes, but not only for r-t presentation. This is an example where the software gives the user control over things (F9 is good), the software provides the tools with options but lets the user make the decision.
So it would be suitable to have, say for Advanced Mode settings some switches (radio buttons whatever), one for trees and one for terrain culling and a few other things, and let the user determine when and if they need to display. Non-Advanced Mode can have the settings set to some defaults.
If they have the power in the PC then all well and good. If they make the decision to display everything and the PC can't handle it, it's their decision. If they then say the software is slow but the information and help has been provided about these things, then it's just the users problem, not the software.
It also means that, as an example, the user has everything turned on for one scene, but for another they have to turn off some things as it's a demanding scene, the software has performed it's role. The options and choice is theirs to take.
(just my POV, rant and rave