Image View Panel

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Overview

  • Select Main Menu > Panels > IMAGE VIEW - Create New Panel to create a new Image View Panel and dock it next to the Primary Viewport Panel
    • The Image View Panel displays the bitmap of a selected Image Projection object.
    • If no Image Projection object is selected, the Panel will be empty.
    • If the selected Image Projection does not reference a valid bitmap file, the default color gradient bitmap will appear in the Image View Panel.
  • The Image View Panel can be locked to a specific Document, and to a specific Image Projection object from that Document using the Options []> menu.
  • The name of the Document and of the Image Projection object will be displayed in the Panel’s Tab.

Accessing Via Image Projection Object UI

  • A new Image View Panel can also be opened via the large image button in the Image Projection object’s Alignment > Markers rollout in the Object Properties Panel.
  • When the Image View Panel is opened via that button, the Image View Panel will be automatically locked to the Image Projection object that opened it.
  • Double-clicking an Image Marker in the Image Projection object’s Markers rollout list will also open and lock an Image View Panel.
  • If an Image View Panel is already opened and locked to the Image Projection object, focus will be switched to the Image View Panel automatically.
  • In addition, the double-clicked Image Marker will be selected in the Image View for easy transforming and for using the PLACE Selected Marker Here right-click menu option.
  • Note that double-clicking the Scene Markers corresponding to an Image Marker in the Markers rollout of the Image Projection object will in turn switch focus to the Viewport and select the Marker there.

Using The Right-Click Menu

Adding Markers To The Image View

  • To add a new Image Marker to the Image View, right-click and select ADD Marker Here
    • The Marker will be automatically added to the Image Markers list of the corresponding Image Projection object, if any.
    • In addition, a corresponding Scene Marker object will also be created and added to the Scene Markers list of the corresponding Image Projection object, if any.
  • Alternatively, adding an Image Marker via the [+] icon in the Markers rollout of the Image Projection object will add a new Image Marker at the center (0.5,0.5) of the Image View.

Moving Markers In The Image View

  • There are two possible workflows for moving a selected Marker in the Image View:
    • Drag the Marker by clicking with the mouse, holding the left mouse button pressed, and moving the mouse around.
    • Select a Marker to move, the right-click the pixel to place the Marker at, and select PLACE Selected Marker Here item from the content menu.

Deleting Markers From The Image View

  • There are two possible workflows for deleting a selected Marker from the Image View:
    • Click the Marker to select, then press the DEL key on the keyboard.
    • Click the Marker to select, then right-click and pick DELETE Selected Marker item from the context menu.