PIX4Dmatic allows one to navigate the project area and outputs in 2D and 3D, as well as to work with the original images.
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It is possible to view the sparse point cloud, dense point cloud, images, and tie points in the 3D view.
- In the menu bar, click View > Switch to 3D, or
- Click the 3D button on the screen , or
- Use shortcut 3.
To pan, rotate, and zoom the 3D view:
- Left-click to pan the 3D view.
- Hold Shift and left-click to pan the 3D view on the z-axis.
- Right-click to rotate the 3D view.
- Use the scroll wheel to zoom in and out in the 3D view.
To access the predefined views, go to View on the Menu bar and click:
- View all to zoom out the scene to the whole extent.
- Focus on selection to zoom on the selected object.
- Top View to view the scene from the top. The scene is zoomed out to display the entire scene.
Click to adjust the following settings in the 3D view:
3D viewer settings in PIX4Dmatic.
|Point size||13||0.5 - 50||Changes the size of the points in the point cloud.|
|Camera size||1||0.01 - 5.00||Changes the size of the camera thumbnails.|
|Tie point size||1||0.10 - 1.00||Changes the size of the tie points.|
|Object occlusion* (m)||0.5||0.0 - 25||Transparency level of 3D outputs.|
|Sky background||On||On/Off||Toggles on/off the sky background.|
|Plane normals||Off||On/Off||Displays the direction of the planes.|
|Backface culling||Off||On/Off||Allows backward transparency of 3D mesh.|
|Background color||Black||Black/Grey/White||Changes the background color.|
It is possible to view the Orthomosaic and DSM in the 2D view with or without a basemap.
- In the menu bar, click View > Switch to 2D, or
- Click the 2D button on the screen , or
- Use shortcut 2.
To choose which basemap is displayed under the orthomosaic.
- Click to toggle the Basemap settings in the 2D view:
2D viewer settings in PIX4Dmatic.
Imported images are displayed in 3D and the Image Viewer.
- Left-click and drag to pan on the image.
- Hold Ctrl and rotate the scroll wheel to zoom in and out of the image.
To change the general display of images:
-  Change the number of displayed columns.
-  Use the zoom slider to change the zoom level of all images, or use Alt+Scroll. Once in the full-screen mode, Ctrl+1 (minimum zoom) and Ctrl+2 (maximum zoom) are enabled.
-  Filter images and display All, Calibrated, or Uncalibrated images.
-  Sort images and display by Distance, Reprojection error or Name.
- Distance: The default option is to sort images by the distance of the image to the marked point.
- Reprojection error: After marking a point in two different images, the reprojection error is calculated. Hence, the advantage to mark the highest errors first.
- Name: Images are sorted based on the name of the image. It helps to detect images with similar content, as the image name typically follows a chronological order and shows neighboring images.
-  Maximize image viewer to display the image viewer full screen, or use the Ctrl+F shortcut
-  Enlarge the selected image and display it on full screen.
- for calibrated images.
- for uncalibrated images.
Control panels can be accessed on the menu bar View > Control panels.
The following panels are available:
- Content: gives an overview of available inputs and results.
- Image viewer: displays imported images.
- History: displays a list of performed actions.
- Quality report: displays an overview of the project and assesses its accuracy and quality.
- Processing: it allows users to change the processing options.
- Tie points: opens the Tie points table.
- Status center: provides information on the actions and details of processing.