P3D Keyboard Controls


Letter Keys :


  • a : The "a" key, with volumes, in combination with mouse movements, will modify the data by      changing the alpha clipping value.
  • c : The "c" key will hide the cursor.
  • d : The "d" key used with the mouse will change the sample density of volumetric data
  • e : The "e" key toggles texturing on and off.
  • f : The "f" key will toggle between full screen and windowed mode.
  • g : The "g" key will start the presentation running in auto-play mode. 
  • h : The "h" key will stop a presentation running in auto-play mode.
  • k : The "k" key, in combination with mouse movement, will allow you to move the light source if your model has normals.
  • l : The "l" key toggles dynamic lighting on and off.
  • m : The "m" key will capture a screenshot, while "M" will capture a series of frames until "M" is pressed again. See "How to screen capture" section for more info.
  • n : The "n" key will auto step through the slides and their layers.
  • p : The "p" key will pause all rotations and movies.
  • o : The "o" key will resume all rotations and movies.
  • r : The "r" key will reset the slide, so all movies/animations will start from the beginning.
  • s: The "s" key will bring up OSG stats.
  • t : The "t" key, with volumes, in combination with mouse movements, will modify the data by changing the transparency. 
  • u : The "u" key will update a running presentation with any changes that have been made to the xml file or content.
  • v: The "v" key steps through the volume rendering modes of default, lit, iso and mip.
  • w : The “w” key will change the model to wireframe view, then points, then back to normal.
  • z : The "z" key will start recording a motion path. Pressing "Z" (shift-z) will stop the recording.


Other keys :


  • The left and right arrow keys allow movement back and forward through the slide in a presentation.
  • The up and down arrow keys allow movement through the layers in each slide.
  • The diagonal arrow keys  will jump between the first and last slide respectively.


  • The "spacebar" key will reset the object to its default position.
  • + or - When using Point Cloud data. the "+" and "-" keys will increase and the decrease the point size of the data.
  • The escape key will exit Present3D


Numbers :


     Present3D has four main manipulators, Trackball, Flight, Drive and Terrain.


  • 1 : Trackball manipulator.
  • 2 : Flight manipulator.
  • 3 : Drive manipulator.
  • 4 : Terrain manipulator.


  • 6 : used in combination with Drive manipulator "3" and mouse to Look Down.
  • 9 : used in combination with Drive manipulator "3" and mouse to Look Up.



Mouse :


  • Right button with up and down movements will cause the object to zoom in and out respectively.

  • Left button will rotate the object.

  • Middle Button will move/translate the position of the object in X and Y axis.


Further info on using keys and manipulators can be found here : How to : use Present3D