The 3D View

The 3D View displays the map model in 3D, where it can be zoomed, panned and rotated. Waypoints can be viewed, edited, and moved around the map. Note that no data will be shown in the 3D view if a project has not been generated from track data.


To display the 3D view, click on the 3D View map project view button in the project menu bar:






1. Mouse Modes

Mouse modes in the 3D view are limited to Select, Pan and Drop Waypoint.


With the mouse mode set to Select, the model can be rotated using the left mouse button, and waypoints selected for editing by double-clicking.

The map can be moved with the mouse in Pan mode by moving the mouse with the left mouse button held down.

If the mouse has a middle button, the map can be moved whilst in any mouse mode by moving the mouse with the middle button held down.

Waypoints can be created by clicking on a point in the map with the left mouse button, with the mouse in Drop Waypoint mode.

The context menu for a waypoint can be shown by right-clicking on the waypoint. It does not matter which mode the mouse is in.

The map can be zoomed using the mouse wheel, or by holding the right mouse button down whilst moving the mouse up or down. Note that to zoom using the right mouse button, the pointer must not be over a waypoint when the right button is pressed.



2. Vertical Exaggeration

Adjust the vertical scale of the 3D model.

The vertical scale can be modified in the range 0 - 10 times, whilst maintaining a constant scale along the longitude and latitude axes. Increasing the vertical scale exaggerates the appearance of depth changes.



To adjust the vertical scale, click the Vertical Scale button, which opens the Vertical Scale Control, and move the slider (2). The map will adjust in real-time, and the current scale value is displayed behind the slider. To reset the vertical scale to 1.0, click the button (1).




3. Waypoints

Waypoints are shown on the map in 3D, and can be opened for editing by double-clicking or operated on through the context menu by using the right mouse button, just as in the 2D views. When unlocked, Waypoints, can be dragged around the map surface; with the mouse in Select mode, click and hold the left mouse button on a waypoint and move it with the mouse. With the mouse in Drop Waypoint mode, new waypoints can be created on the map by clicking with the left mouse button.


Waypoints can be adjusted in size using the slider in the 3D Waypoint Size control.



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