Getting Started Using the Item Bar

Constructing a model from importing pre-set items is a fun easy way to get started using Seamless3d.

After starting Seamless3d, click 1m-itembar to open the item bar set for items to snap onto a 1 by 1 meter grid.

add-item

Adding an item is as simple as selecting the item from the item bar and clicking in the 3d window to add it.

To change the orientation of your view, drag with the right mouse button held down and to pan your view, click on empty space and drag with the left control key held down. If there is no empty space, hold down both the left control and Alt keys.

Zoom in and out using the mouse wheel.

Immediately after adding an item, the new item will be a selected item in the 3d window.

Click view_control_point to centre your view around the selected item.

Click rotate-item to rotate the selected item (around the Y axis).

select-dim-filter-lever-tool Click dim-tug-filter-button to use the dim filter, use the lever tool or hide the tools. The dim filter lets you move the position of the selected item. The lever tool lets you rotate the selected item in relation to your view. You can restore the orientation of the selected item by clicking rotate-item

click delete-item.png to delete the selected item.

Click toggle-click-to-add-mode to toggle out of "click to add" (AKA "click to import") mode. This lets you select an item in the 3d window by clicking on it. An item can be selected while in "click to add" mode if you hold down the left control key while clicking on the item.

All of the textures for the items you add, are added as external png files to the folder your smls file is located in. Because the items are added as local files, the textures will not be seen if you copy or move the smls file to a new folder without copying or moving the texture files with the smls file. Note that if you add items and then save the smls file (via "save as") to a different folder, the textures will not be copied or saved to the different folder so it may be wise to save the smls file to the desired folder before adding any items.



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