Inobitec DICOM Viewer

9.3. Move Camera

9.3.1 Move Camera Automatically

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Functionality is available in the Pro edition
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PIC If the camera is moved automatically, there is a danger to overlook important areas. Use this option only in combination with manual control.

To move the camera automatically:

  1. Drag the camera to a body cavity, using the MPR navigation panel. If the left side of the screen displays the red cavity surface, it means that the camera is in the cavity. If not, the camera is located in dense tissues. In this case, correct its position.
  2. Start auto-moving by clicking the Space key or the Fly-through camera PIC button on the toolbar.

The camera can be stopped in a similar way.

After you activate automatic movement, the central line appears. The camera moves along the central line. The color of this line is green. The vertical line on the sweep panel corresponds to the camera position.

PIC If the image quality is poor, the central line may be drawn incorrectly. You need to make sure that it is drawn correctly.

To increase the movement speed, press + on the keybord, to decrease the speed, press -.

9.3.2 Manage Camera Manually

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Functionality is available in the Pro edition
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You can manage the camera manually, using the cursor management keys. Key functions:

PIC move the camera forward
PIC move the camera back
PIC rotate the camera anticlockwise
PIC rotate the camera clockwise

To manage the camera, using the mouse and the keyboard:

  1. To change the camera rotation angle, move the mouse, holding the wheel. The camera turns in the same direction as the cursor. The camera direction vector will be displayed on the MPR navigation panel.
  2. To move the camera over the image plane, move the mouse, holding the wheel and the Shift key. The camera turns in the same direction as the cursor.
  3. To move the camera at random, use the MPR navigation panel. Click the left mouse button at the target place in any projection window or move the mouse, holding the left button. The camera will move in the same direction as the cursor.
  4. To move tha camera along the central line, move the surface sweep, holding the left button. The vertical line on the sweep panel corresponds to the camera position.
  5. To point the camera at the point on the surface, click the right mouse button on this point on the sweep panel.