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Interact with resources

In this article you will discover how to interact with the assets in the viewer, these assets can be 3D models, areas or point clouds and you can move them, rotate them and even change their size. Let's see how to do it together!

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First of all you will obviously need to have resources in your project, also note that you cannot move, rotate or change the size of sources, only resources can be modified.

If you don't have one, visit our other articles to learn how to import resources.

 

Now that you have assets in your viewer, let's interact with them.

To do this, select one or more resources, you can do this by using the right menu (project hierarchy) and clicking on the resources you want while holding CTRL down. You can also do the same thing by hovering over an asset in the viewer and pressing CTRL to add it to the group, hover over it again and press CTRL to remove it from the group. You can then use the gizmo to move the entire group, if no resources are currently in the group you can move the gizmo freely. This allows to change the reference point of the group, very useful for rotations.

 

  1. Nothing selected
  2. A model selected
  3. A model and a point cloud (movable) selected

 

You can move your gizmo, to do this, place your mouse over a resource you want to move and press SHIFT.

 

The translation gizmo allows you to move the elements in different ways, first the simple handles, use them to drag the element along a single axis. You can also use the large square handles, allowing you to move it in 2 axes at the same time and even the white center handle to move it in all 3 axes at the same time.

 

Using the Translation gizmo, if you unselect all resources, you will be able to move the gizmo freely in the viewer. It will disappear if you don't use it for a few seconds.

 

Press R to change the rotating gizmo, add resources to your party and rotate them based on your gizmo's position. Note that you can change the type of the gizmo while having a group selected.

 

Also note that you can change the Translation's and Rotation's mode step. To do so, hold ALT and move your mouse, a message will show you the current step you are using.

 

Last but not least, the size change gizmo, press S to activate it. If you only selected one area, you will get the full size gizmo. This one allows you to change the size in 1 way, 2 way and overall size. In all other cases you will have a “simple” gizmo, containing only the global size handles.

 

If you are using the viewer on your mobile device, visit the dedicated article to learn more about how resources interact in mobile

 

In case of problem or difficulty, do not hesitate to contact the platform team.

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Editor : Alexis Helper
Creator : Alexis Helper
Last modification : 19/01/2022

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