The View tab enables users to adjust viewing parameters within Spatial Explorer.

View Tool

Used to navigate within the main view. This is the default function of the mouse cursor. Left click and hold to pan the view. Right click and hold to move the view origin. To orbit around a specified location, or center the view on a specific point, right click on the point.

Profile Tool

To view a profile of the cloud, select the profile tool. The first two mouse clicks in the main view define the profile location and direction, with the third click defining the width of the profile:

With the width, length, and direction defined, you can now place the profile into a view. A green bar at the top of the view is used to indicate which view the profile will be inserted into, in this case the profile will be inserted into the left view:

Zoom In or Zoom Out on content in main view.

Show Fullscreen

Enables/disables SpatialExplorer to be viewed in full-screen mode.

Reset Camera

Resets main to display data in a top-down and centered view

Show Mouse Cursor

Enables/disables display of mouse cursor

Show Compass

Enables/disables display of compass correlating to data orientation (top right corner of data viewer):

Show Sun Position

Enables/disables display of sun angle vector on compass:

Rotate View

Rotates the main view. With the slider centered the main view remains static. Move slider to the left to rotate main view clockwise. Move slider to the right to rotate the data counterclockwise.

BG Brightness

Adjust data viewer background brightness within data viewer. 0=black, 1 = white.

Eye-Dome Lighting

A non-photorealistic lighting model, which helps accentuate the shapes of different objects within the point cloud by grouping points which are close to each other, and shading their outlines. 0 = no EDL effect, 1= Maximum EDL effect

Eye-Dome Radius

EDL point grouping radius. The higher the number, the more accentuated the EDL effect.

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