Navigation and panels

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This article talks about how to navigate in the 3D view, original images, and display panels.

Navigate in the 3D view

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 on the 3D view.

To access the predefined views, Click View on the Menu bar and click:

  • Zoom to fit all content to zoom out the scene to the whole extent
  • Zoom to 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.
Tip: It is also possible to use shortcuts to view the scene in predefined views.

Navigate in the images

Imported images are displayed in the Image panel and while marking GCPs.

Important: 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 general display of images:

  • Use the slider to zoom in and out all images at once.
  • Click Pix4Dmatic_grid_view to display images in a single column.
  • Click Pix4Dmatic_grid_view_20 to display images in two columns. 
  • Click All Images, Calibrated, or Uncalibrated to only display a specific group of images.


Image display settings in Pix4Dmatic.

Tip: After the Calibrate step is completed, images displayed in the Image panel have an additional icon:
  • Pix4Dmatic_green_check.png for calibrated images.
  • Pix4Dmatic_warning_icon.png for uncalibrated images.

Display panels

Panels are available on the right side of the window. They can also be accessed on the Menu bar > View > Control panels.

The following panels are available:

  • processing_options.png Processing optionsIt allows users to change the processing options.
  • layers.png Content: Gives an overview of available inputs and results.
  • history.png History: Displays a list of performed actions. 
  • report_panel.png Quality report: Displays an overview of the project and assess it's accuracy and quality.
  • gcp.png GCP: Opens the GCP table.  
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