Navigation - PIX4Dsurvey


This article talks about moving through and identifying aspects of a PIX4Dsurvey project.

Navigate in the 3D view

To pan, rotate, and zoom in the 3D view:

  • Left-click to pan the 3D view.
  • Right-click to rotate the 3D view.
  • Use the scroll wheel to zoom in and out on the 3D view.

To access the predefined views:

  1. Click View in the Menu bar.
  2. Click:
    • Orthographic view (5) to switch to orthographic view.
    • Perspective view (6) to switch to perspective view.
    • Zoom to fit all content (Ctrl+1) to zoom out and view the entire scene.
    • Zoom to selection (Ctrl+2) to zoom to the selected object.
    • Top View (7) to view the scene from the top. The scene is zoomed out to display the entire scene.
Tip: It is also possible to use shortcuts to view the scene in predefined views.

3D view settings

Click Pix4D_settings_icon.png to adjust the following settings in the 3D view:

  • Point size (10 - default, 0.5 - 50), to change the point size.
  • Obscured object visibility (0.5 - default, 0 - 1), to change the visibility of obscured objects.


    Value: 0
    Only parts of objects that are not obscured by the point cloud are visible.


    Value: 0.5 (default)
    Objects that are obscured by the point cloud are not shown with full intensity. 


    Value: 1
    All objects are visible with the same intensity.

  • Sky background (on - default), to toggle on/off the sky shared.
  • Background color (black - default, grey, white), to change the background color.

Split the 3D view

Access: to split the view:
  • Right-click in the 3D view [1], and click the desired view.
  • Access the function in the View menu [2].

Split the 3D view and view the scene from multiple angles simultaneously:

  • Pix4Dsurvey_icon_split_mode_vertical.pngSplit Horizontal. To split the currently selected view horizontally.
  • Pix4Dsurvey_icon_split_mode_horizontal.pngSplit Vertical: to split the currently selected view vertically.
  • Remove: to remove the currently selected view. 


To split the view, either right-click in the 3D view [1] or access the function in the View menu [2].

Navigate in the images

To change the display of an individual image:

  • Hold Ctrl and left-click to pan on the image.
  • Hold Ctrl and rotate the scroll wheel to zoom in and out of the image.

To change the display of all images:


  • Use the slider to zoom in and out all the images at once.
  • Click Pix4Dsurvey_grid_view_1.png to display images in a single column.
  • Click Pix4Dsurvey_grid_view_2.png to display images in two columns. 

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