Navigation and panels

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.


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 or using shortcuts.

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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