Manipulating the Image

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Manipulating the Image

Once loaded, you can interact with an image using the following controls:


Using mouse controls:


Left-click and drag.


Right-click and drag, or hold Shift + left-click and drag.


Scroll wheel up to zoom in, scroll wheel down to zoom out.


Using touchscreen controls:


Touch image and slide finger in the direction of the desired rotation.


Slide finger to left or right.


Pinch inwards to zoom out, pinch outwards to zoom in.


Icon - Arrow Left

Show only the 3D View

Icon - Arrow Right

Show only the Top View


Additional options available in General and 3D View Lighting Settings sections.




Show Line Profile plane in 3D View: Display the currently selected line profile plane from the Top View on the 3D model when the Step Height or Slice function is enabled.

Show intersection line: Show where the line profile plane meets the measured surface.

Show axes in 3D View: Show X, Y, and Z scales around the image.

Show Box: Display a box below the lowest measured points in the image with a desired opacity.

Flat Shading: Render the surface using a flat light source instead of specular.

Height Scale: Position slider to exaggerate (>1) or minimize (<1) the z-scale on the image.


An XYZ origin plot is located in the upper right corner of the 3D View to maintain orientation while moving the sample. The plot is anchored at what would be the front left corner of the sample image, correlating with the bottom left corner of the 2D View. Click Default Camera View to revert to this view and reset changes that have been applied to the 3D model.


Z-Axis Origin radio buttons toggle where the z-axis is zeroed on the image. Origin at Minimum sets the 0 at the lowest measured point, while Origin at Maximum sets 0 at the highest. Origin from Data uses whatever information is included in the loaded image. Click Return to Default to reset the value.


3D View Lighting Settings:


Control the lighting orientation and intensity settings for the model. Values can be set to user preference, and the image updates as changes are made. To reset to the default setting (Relative to Camera, Azimuth 0, Elevation -45), click the Default button. Control relative light intensity using the Light Intensity slider. Default light intensity is 100%.