To show or hide an object right click on it in the Object Explorer and select Show or Hide in the context menu (see also how to display the context menu directly from the 3D scene.) Alternatively, select the object in the Object Explorer and click that appears on top of the Object Explorer to show the object, or to hide it (see Figure 2). When an object is shown, all the dot sets and the path associated to it are also shown automatically.
When trying to show an
object whose 3D model has not yet been generated, or it is out of date,
a progress dialog box as in Figure 1 appears, while BioVis3D computes the 3D model of
3D model creation progress dialog box.
similar procedure, show and hide slices, contours
, dot sets and paths. The buttons on top of the Object Explorer to show
, and to hide them
Show and hide all the objects in a specific category
by right clicking on the category in the Object Explorer and selecting Show
All Objects or Hide All Objects from the context menu, too.
Alternativelly, select the category in the Object Explorer and click
, that appear on top of
the Object Explorer, to show or hide all the objects of the
In the context
menu displyed when right clicking on an element in the Object Explorer, there are
also options to show and hide several elements in one single
operation. For example, Show/Hide Contours and Show/Hide Dot Sets are available options when right clicking on an object. Also the options Show
All and Hide All apply in general to all elements (excluding slices) that descend from
the right clicked element in the tree of the Object Explorer. For
example, Show All applied on object “rele28” of Figure 2, shows the
object itself together with all its contours.
The same color / gray pictures used as buttons on
top of the Object Explorer to show and hide different elements of the scene, are
used as icons in the tree of the Object Explorer to distinguish visible from non
visible elements. For example, in Figure 2, the objects “rele28” and “mp3” are
visible and so are the slice number 12 and the contour named “NewContour8” of
the slice number 11. Other elements in the Object Explorer such as object
“rele27” and slice number 11, whose icons are grayed, are not visible in the
scene. When the 3D model of an element that is visible in the scene is out of
date, its icon in the Object Explorer presents an exclamation mark as object
“mp3” in Figure 2. The icons for objects, slices, contours, dot sets and paths
that are out of date are
, respectively. See Update
3D Models for information on how to update them.
Object Explorer in the 3D View.