I have a dream.
I dream of a control mechanism in which the user is presented with a big rectangle. Inside can be placed an arbitrary number of "poles." These will be numbered and will correspond to outlets. When performing with this object, the user can click the mouse anywhere inside, and the euclidean distance from each pole will come out of the outlets.
This is somewhat akin to electrotap's color-based control scheme, but simpler and easier [possible?] to do on-the-fly.
1. Has anybody done this? I haven't seen it. Have you?
2. Ideas for improvement?