3D Graph View Menu

The 3D Graph View menu lets you access commands related to the 3D Graph view, such as selecting different subnodes, disabling and enabling subnodes and inserting the 3D Kinematic Output node.

Command Description

Edit

Copy Subnode Name

Copies the name of the selected subnode for pasting in the Subnode Name field in the Layer Properties of the 3D Kinematic Output node. You need to enter the name of the subnode into the 3D Kinematic Output node if you add it to the Node view from the Node Library. If you use the Add 3D Kinematic Output button or menu command, the 3D Kinematic Output node will automatically be added and connected in the Node view, with the selected subnode name in the Subnode Name field—see Linking to 3D Movements.

Select All

Selects all the items in the 3D graph (all the parts of the 3D model).

Deselect All

Deselects all the items in the 3D graph (all the parts of the 3D model).

Select Parent Subnode

Jumps to the parent subnode of a selected child subnode.

Select Child Subnodes

Jumps to the first child subnode of a selected parent subnode. Use the Select Next Sibling Subnode menu option to continue down the list of children.

Select Next Sibling Subnode

Selects the next child subnode, after the selected child subnode in the list.

Select Previous Sibling Subnode

Selects the child subnode previous to the selected child subnode in the list.

Subnodes

Enable

Enables the selected subnode in the 3D graph list. Enabling the subnode displays the corresponding part of the 3D model in the Camera and Perspective views. You can make a multi-selection with this command. You can also use the Enable Subnode button in the 3D Graph view toolbar to preform the same function.

Disable

Disables the selected subnode in the 3D graph list. Disabling the subnode hides the corresponding part of the 3D model in the Camera and Perspective views. You can make a multi-selection with this command. You can also use the Disable Subnode button in the 3D Graph view toolbar to preform the same function.

Insert

Make Properties Available

Adds the subnode to list of activated subnodes in the Layer Properties of the Subnode-Animation node, in the Node and Timeline views. This means that function columns (position x, y, z, velocity, scale, etc.) have been created for the subnode and that it is now animatable. You can also use the Make Properties Available button in the 3D Graph view toolbar to preform the same function.

3D Kinematic Output

Adds a 3D Kinematic Output node under the selected node and sets it to use the selected subnode's transformation values. You can use the 3D Kinematic Output node to move another layer in sync with the moves done on the 3D subnode. An asterisk appears beside the subnode name in the 3D graph list to indicate the connection of the 3D Kinematic Output node. You can also use the Add 3D Kinematic Output node button in the 3D Graph view toolbar to preform the same function.