Lighting | Annotation | Overlays | Record Movie | Window Properties | Advanced Options

3D Attitude Graphics Window

The 3D Attitude Graphics window provides an easy way to visualize the attitude of a vehicle and changes in its attitude over time. To display an Attitude Graphics window for a vehicle, highlight the vehicle in the Object Browser and select New 3D Attitude Graphics Window from the <object> menu.

Click here for a list of tutorials utilizing the Attitude Graphics window and related visualization and analysis aids.

The Graphics properties for the Attitude Graphics window includes a subset of the options available on the Celestial, Annotation, Overlays, Record Movie and Advanced pages of the 3D Graphics properties.

Lighting

The Lighting page of the Attitude Graphics Properties gives you the option of having the window use the Sun as a light source. If the Use option is not selected, objects in the window are illuminated uniformly. Four parameters available on the 3D Graphics Window's Lighting page are available here: Ambient Level, Sun Level, Use Positional Lighting, and Use Solar Intensity.

Annotation

The Annotation page of Attitude Graphics Properties lets you add text annotations to the window. It provides all of the parameters that are available in the 3D Graphics Window's Annotation page except Viewer Position.

Overlays

You can add logos and other images to the Attitude Graphics window using the options presented on the Overlays page of Attitude Graphics Properties. The parameters are the same as those on the 3D Graphics Window's Overlays page.

Record Movie

Record Movie enables you to capture individual animation frames and sequences of frames. The options provided on the Record Movie page of Attitude Graphics Properties are the same as those found on the 3D Graphics Window's Record Movie page.

Window Properties

Window properties allow you to define the size and position of individual visualization windows. The options provided on the Window Properties page of Attitude Graphics Properties are the same as those found on the 3D Graphics Window's Window Properties page.

Advanced Options

The Advanced page of Attitude Graphics Properties provides all of the Viewing options and two of the Miscellaneous options -- Use Wireframe Mode and Hide Cursor -- that are found on the 3D Graphics Window's Advanced page. It does not include any of 3D Graphics Depth Cone/Buffer Crossover or Stereo Display options.

In addition, the Attitude Graphics window's Advanced page allows you to select a background color for the window.