The buttons in this sections toggle the indicators in the 3D viewer. You may see the floor grid, the world axis, the dummy, the shadow, the wire frame, and the bounding box of the selected objects.

  • Grid (Ctrl + G) – Press down this button so the floor grid shows in the 3D viewer. The length for two adjacent, parallel lines is 100 units. The grid facilitates you to see the distance you move the scene and also indicates you where the floor is. It is pressed down by default.

  • World Axis – Press down this button so the world axis indicator shows. It will always locate on the center of the scene (0, 0, 0). The Red line represents the left / right axis, the Green line represents the forward / backward axis, and the Blue line represents the up / down axis. It is pressed down by default.

  • Dummy – This button shows / hides a dummy on the center of the scene as a reference. The position as well as the size of the dummy is the same as the default character’s in iClone so that you can move and scale your scene with nodes accordingly. The dummy can not be edited nor included to VNS file. It is like a billboard that always faces front. This button is un-pressed by default.

  • Cast Shadow – This button shows / hides the shadow in the 3D viewer. Though you may not see the shadow in the 3D viewer in Hide mode, it doesn’t influence the shadow settings in the node attribute of all the nodes for exporting. It is simply hide the shadow in the 3D viewer.

  • Wire Frame – When this button is pressed, the nodes you select in the tree view will show their mesh lines in the 3D viewer. It is un-pressed by default.

  • Bounding Box – If you press down this button, when you select one or more nodes in tree view, it shows bounding boxes around each object of the scene in the 3D viewer. This is useful when you desire to know which nodes are selected without be intervened by the wire frames, especially the complicated ones. It is pressed by default.

3dXchange ui indicators Indicators

3dXchange ui 3d viewer Indicators