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Toolbars

The Toolbars in ParaViewGeo provide one-click access to many of the functions available in the application. Toolbars can be turned on in the View menu, or by right-clicking on any toolbar and selecting from the menu that appears.

The icons found on the View Manager's menu bar are also explained at the bottom of this page.

Information related to re-arranging toolbars can be found on the Application Overview page.

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Active Variable Controls

The Active Variable Controls toolbar allows you to modify the colors used on the active object

Toggle the visibility of the color legend

Open the Color Scale Editor so the color map can be edited
Rescale the color map range to match the data range
Select the variable to color by (solid, cell array or point array)

Select the vector component to map the color to


Camera Controls

The Camera Controls toolbar has the functions to control the viewpoint of the camera.

Reset the camera so all visible datasets fit in the render window
Align the camera with the positive X axis
Align the camera with the negative X axis

Align the camera with the positive Y axis

Align the camera with the negative Y axis
Align the camera with the positive Z axis
Align the camera with the negative Z axis


Center Axes Controls

The Center Axes Controls toolbar is used to control the location of the center of rotation in the render view.


Toggle the visibility of an axis at the center of rotation
Reset the center of rotation based on the datasets visible
Manually select the center of rotation by clicking in the 3D space


Common Filters

The most commonly used filters can be accessed using the Common Filters toolbar.


Use the calculator filter to perform calculations on the data

The contour filter computes isolines or isosurfaces using a selected point-centered scalar array
Use the clip filter to cut away a portion of the dataset
The slice filter will display a thin slice of the dataset at the specified plane
The threshold filter will display only those parts of the dataset that are within the threshold limits
Use this filter to extract a subset from the original dataset
Apply the glyph filter to generate a glyph at each point on the dataset
Use the stream tracer filter to create streamlines in a vector field
The warp vector will displace points along a vector attribute
Use the group datasets filter to combine several datasets into a multiblock dataset
The extract level filter will remove a range of groups from a hierarchical dataset


Current Time Controls

The Current Time Controls are related to the time steps in an animation.

Enter a time value to display that point in the animation (used for Sequence and Real Time modes)
Use the spin box to select which time step to display (used for Snap to TimeSteps mode)


Full Screen Controls

The settings for the Custom Full Screen view can be selected on the Full Screen Controls toolbar.

Set the pixel width of the view window, starting in the top left corner
Set the pixel height of the view window, starting in the top left corner
Set the horizontal position of the view window, calculated from the top left corner of the monitor
Set the vertical position of the view window, calculated from the top left corner of the monitor


Lookmarks

The Lookmarks toolbar doesn't contain any icons.  Instead, it contains thumbnails of any lookmarks that have been created or imported. Selecting a lookmark from the toolbar will apply the associated changes to the selected dataset. A single click is enough to apply the lookmark; a double-click will apply the changes twice, and the extras need to be deleted from the pipeline.

Right-clicking on the Lookmarks toolbar displays a menu with two options; Lookmark Browser and New. Selecting Lookmark Browser will open the browser window. Selecting New will create a new lookmark using the current settings.

Additional information is available on the Lookmarks page.


Main Controls

The Main Controls toolbar contains the basic application controls.

Open a file to load into the pipeline
Save the selected dataset
Connect to a server
Disconnect from the server and clear the pipeline
Display the Help browser


Representation

The Style representation for the dataset can be selected via the Representation toolbar.

Select the style representation to use for the selected dataset


Selection Controls

The mouse interaction in the render view is determined with the Selection Controls toolbar.  When any of the Select tools are active, the mouse is used to draw a rectangle around the selection.

While using the interact tool, the mouse is used to rotate, zoom and pan in the render view
The cells on the surface of the datasets within the selection rectangle will be highlighted
The points on the surface of the datasets within the selection rectangle will be highlighted
The cells throughout the datasets within the selection rectangle will be highlighted
The points throughout the datasets within the selection rectangle will be highlighted
The block of data contained in the selection rectangle will be highlighted; this may also highlight outside the selection rectangle if the block extends there


Slide Show

All the slide options are found on the Slide Show toolbar. (see SlideShow for usage)

Create a slide of the current view
Delete the currently selected slide
Update the selected slide using the current view
Import any file and create a slide from it (can be used for datasets, images, etc.)
Display the previous slide
Display the next slide


Stereo Controls

The Stereo Controls set the stereo options used for visualizations. (see Stereo Controls for usage)

Set the Stereo Mode; Crystal Eyes is a polarized stereoscopic view used in Virtual Labs, Red / Blue provides an anaglyphic stereoscopic effect and can be used with 2 color glasses on the computer
Set the Eye Angle; how far do the right eye and left eye views diverge
Set the Focal Disk  (removed as of version 1.4.14)


Undo/Redo Controls

The Undo/Redo Controls can be used to undo or redo the last 10 actions that are not camera related.

Reverse the last change made
Re-apply a change that was reversed


VCR Controls

VCR Controls are used to navigate through an animation.

Display the first frame in the animation
Display the previous frame
Play the animation
Pause the animation (only visible when animation is playing), Play will resume
Stop the animation (only visible when animation is playing), Play will restart
Display the next frame
Display the last frame
Loop the animation


View Manager Menu Bar

The View Manager Menu Bar, though not a toolbar, also contains icons that provide one-click access to functions related to the View Manager window.

Reverse the last camera interaction
Re-apply the last camera interaction that was reversed
Open the Render View or Chart Options window to edit the view settings (related to the view type of the active window)
Create a lookmark
Open the Adjust Camera window to manually set the camera location
Horizontally split the active render view
Vertically split the active render view
Maximize the active render view
Restore the render view to its previous size
Close the render view



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