Navigate on 3D Point Cloud View

This page describes how to use the desktop 3D point cloud view.
Documentation on image view, see Navigate on Image View

Open 3D View

From Map
To open a mobile mapping 3D view from the Map, review Open Image or 3D View from Map.

From Mobile Mapping Image View
Click the 3D icon from the Side Toolbar.

Pan and Navigate

Pan, zoom and navigate in a 3D view using the Pan-function.

Left Click
Double Click Center Center the view to the clicked location.
The view point will be retained, but the tilt and heading will be changed to focus on the clicked location.
Click and Drag Rotate Rotate around the center point of the view.
<Ctrl> +
Click and Drag
Rotate but keep view point (like rotating your head).
Left Click on Photo Position
Single Click + Scroll Open Thumbnail Single click a blue photo position to display the image thumbnail.
When using panoramas a minimum distance to the photo position is required to open the image. Clickable photo positions have a white border.
Single Click Thumbnail Open Image Single click a thumbnail image view to open the selected panorama.
The viewing heading (pan) will be retained.
Double Click Double click a blue photo position to open the selected panorama.
The viewing heading (pan) will be retained.
Right Click
Single Click Context menu If the “pan” functions is activated a right click within the panorama view opens the context menu.
Pan here Center the panorama view to the clicked location on the panorama, without adjusting the field of view (zoom).
Zoom In here Center and zoom in the panorama view to the clicked location on the panorama.
Zoom Out here Center and zoom out the panorama view to the clicked location on the panorama.
Click and Drag
Upper One-Third
Adjust viewpoint
XY + Z
Click in the upper one-third of the 3D view and drag to adjust the Z. Heading, Tilt and XY are retained.
Use this function to adjust the height of the view. E.g. to get the view point down.
Click and Drag
Lower Two-Third
Adjust viewpoint
XY
Click in the lower two-third of the 3D view and drag to adjust XY. Heading, Tilt and Z are retained.
Use this function to pan in XY. It is like panning the MapCanvas but in 3D.
Mouse wheel
Scroll Zoom The mouse-wheel allows a fast to the yellow point cloud hover. This function is always available even when an other function is activated.
The yellow point cloud hover should be visible for a proper use of the scroll zoom function.
- Zoom center is the location of the the yellow 3D / point cloud hover
- Zoom speed depends the distance between the current view point and the yellow 3D / point cloud hover, the bigger the distance the faster the zoom.
- Zoom direction can be set by the overall Orbit zoom setting via the Map Preferences.

Backdrop

The backdrop color is default “Black”, but will follow the Map backdrop color updates, see Map 2D, Map 3D and Map 3D (GL).
Via the “Backdrops” extension a backdrop images can be set, see Backdrops.

 
Last modified:: 2022/07/29 07:53