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Editing 3D objects

PlantStudio draws complicated structures such as leaves, flowers and fruit using structures called 3D objects scaled to show growth. Several plant parameters determine which 3D objects are used to draw parts of the plant.

To edit a 3D object,
Select one or more plants.
gif/plantstudio00090000.gif In a
3D object parameter panel, click on the picture or name of the 3D object.
gif/plantstudio00090000.gif The 3D object chooser window will appear. To edit an existing 3D object, select it and click Edit. To create a new 3D object, click New. To edit a copy of an existing 3D object, click Copy, type in a name for the new 3D object, then click Edit.
gif/plantstudio00090000.gif The 3D object editor will appear. Edit the 3D object as described in the following tasks. When you are finished, click OK. The changed 3D object will be shown in the 3D object chooser window. Click OK to use the 3D object on your plant.
gif/plantstudio00090000.gif Your changed 3D object will be drawn in the 3D object parameter panel you clicked on. For whichever plant part the parameter specified, all selected plants will show the new 3D object (if you can see it on them).


gif/chiclet.gif An example of creating a new 3D object

gif/chiclet.gif Zooming, rotating, and scrolling

gif/chiclet.gif Adding triangles

gif/chiclet.gif Deleting triangles

gif/chiclet.gif Dragging points

gif/chiclet.gif Flipping triangles

gif/chiclet.gif Making a mirror image

gif/chiclet.gif Reversing Z values

gif/chiclet.gif Changing drawing options

gif/chiclet.gif Undoing and redoing

See also:

Using parameter panels

Using the 3D object mover

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