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How to load your own configuration settings:

If you used Immersaview previously, you would remember there was one configuration file that you had to edit to change the settings. Now there are two. One configuration file handles the settings for the window drawn by the computer and sets up two camera views; so let's call it the 'StereoCameras' file. The other is a 'scene' file and has information on what data is to be loaded, how it is centered, frame rate,etc. This has been done to support easy distribution of datasets for Immersaview.

Let's look at the 'scene' file first. In the distribution 'heart.iv' and 'Quakes.iv' are scene files. The scene files are actually Inventor files and are written in the Inventor format. You will see a bunch of nodes with names given to them

Name of the node
Data Immersaview will look for the data files in this node. List each file under this node. See Section 'Loading your own data' for details.

Specify how the data sets are centered

ORIGIN:Each object is fixed to the center of the screen
MASS :The whole group of objects have a common center
hint - If you load a flipbook and the models seem to have different centers use 'ORIGIN' If the models seem to wobble around the center specify 'MASS'.


Specify how fast you want to interact with the data This node will be used only for interaction with
the mouse
FAST :A bounding box will be substituted for the
data when you rotate, zoom or pan
NORMAL: You will see the data while it is being
manipulated. This is recommended.

TextDisplay Specify whether you want to display the text on the screen.
ON : default value
OFF: turn off the text
frontLight Specify whether you want the front lighting to be on, the intensity, color and direction of this light. Leave these values as they are if you are not familiar with these parameters.
topLight A second light has been added to the scene. It sits along the Y axis and points downwards. You can manipulate it's attributes.


The cameras configuration files i.e 'StereoCameras.iv' and 'StereoCamerasDesktop.iv' would not need to be changed very often. Most probably you will edit the WindowSize, DisplayMode and the collabNode parts of the file.Here is a description of the different options you have:

Name of the node
ViewCamera Perspective camera parameters
CameraSeparation Separation between the two cameras
WindowPosition Specify the location of the top left corner of the window.
WindowSize Specify the size of the window.
Specify MONO for single window displays.
Specify STEREO for a Geowall using horizontal span.
Specify CLONE for a Geowall using clone mode stereo

Specify the server address and the server port number if you want to run a collaborative session. If you are running a stand alone version, Immersaview will attempt to connect to the server and will continue to load the data even if the connection is refused.


Specify information to configure the use of remote mouse pointers. Specify the helloPort (the port used to introduce a new pointer or delete a pointer), trackerPort (announces the pointer's location), name (any text description without spaces), pointerStereoOffset (leave set to -21 unless there is a problem with viewing), and pointerScaleFactor (specify an initial integer, defaults to twice its original size).

So if you create your own scene file(called 'scene.iv') and camera configuration file (called 'MyConfig.iv'), you can run the viewer by typing the following at the command line:

immersaview scene.iv MyConfig.iv

The script RUN_QUAKES loads 'Quakes.iv' using the camera configuration file 'StereoCamerasDesktop.iv'.

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