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3D Models

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The 3D Models window is intended to manage 3D models in the program library.


The 3D Models window can be opened in several ways:


Via the Main menu > 3D models> 3D Models window;
By clicking the button on the Current construction parameter panel during placement or editing 3D models. In the 3D Models window the placed or edited 3D model will be loaded.
By adding a new model via Main menu >3D Models> Add 3D model (*.vcm, vbm) or importing a new model by the 3D models>Import 3D model menu item or by creating a new model by the 3D models>3D model from selection item. The 3D Models window will appeared automatically after opening a 3D model file, the new 3D model will be loaded into the 3D Models window.


Like the 3D World, tThe 3D Models window consists of display area and panels with tools. The tool panel can be shown by the button in the upper left corner of the 3D Models window and hidden by the button in the upper right corner of the Tool panel.

On the top of panels there is a button of choosing 3D models. Clicking on the button opens a menu where you can select a 3D model from 3D model available in the library of 3D models. Below there are the tabs:




Navi (navigation)





When importing a 3D model from a file or creating a 3D model from selected objects, the Import 3D model panel appears to the left of the window.


For general 3D models of variety of objects, people , vehicles etc. tools on the Model tab are enough.


In VideoCAD Lite there is only one tab - Model. In VideoCAD Professional there are more tabs View, Navigation Colors, Sizes.

Changes in the 3D Models window will be applied to all instances of the 3D model already placed in the project. If you need several variants of the same 3D model with different properties, create a copy of the 3D model.


You can resize the 3D Models window by dragging its borders by mouse. Via resizing the window, you can change resolution of the 3D model's projection for  displaying in the Graphics window.

The 3D model's projection is updated at the moment of clicking the Save projection button.


See also: 3D Video, 3D World