Postmarc View Options
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The button with the capital R is the
"reset view" button. The first click on the reset button will
"un-zoom" the model, returning its magnification factor to unity.
The second click will return the model to the default location,
namely a top view with the nose to the viewer's left.
To get rear, starboard side, or top views, enter hit the X, Y, or
Z key. For front, port, or bottom views hit <Shift-X>, <Shift-Y>,
The "twist" or rotate button is next. Enter a rotation angle in degrees and
the view will be rotated about the screen normal. Positive rotation
The next button controls magnification (the icon resembles a
magnifying glass). Normally the default magnification (1.0) scales
the model to fill the screen. A magnification factor larger than
1.0 zooms close to the model and a number smaller than 1.0 zooms
away from the model. Negative numbers are meaningless and not
The zoom button is next. This icon is a large Z with a partial box surrounding it. Once a model is on the screen, the user can click and release on this button, then move the mouse to one corner of the desired viewing area, click the left button, and, with the left mouse button depressed, drag a box around part of the model where a closer look is desired.
To unzoom, click on the "reset" (R) button.
The framing or "move" button is the last button in the view group. Click and release this button, then move the cursor to some location on the screen. Hold the left mouse button and drag a line. When the mouse button is released the model will translate in the same direction and for the same distance as the mouse did.
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