Documentation/Nightly/Modules/ViewControllers

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Introduction and Acknowledgements

Author(s)/Contributor(s): Jim Miller (GE), Jean-Christophe Fillion-Robin (Kitware), Wendy Plesniak (BWH), Steve Pieper (Isomics), Ron Kikinis (BWH)
Acknowledgements: This work is part of the National Alliance for Medical Image Computing (NA-MIC), funded by the National Institutes of Health through the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research, Grant U54 EB005149.
Contact: Jim Miller, <email>millerjv@ge.com</email>
GE Global Research  
Kitware, Inc.  
National Alliance for Medical Image Computing (NA-MIC)  

Module Description

View Controllers

The View Controllers module provides access to nodes controlling multiple views within a single panel. A view is a display of data packed within layout. Slice Views and 3D Views are two types of views that can appear in a layout and whose controls can also be accessed from the View Controllers module. Each type of view has a separate section of the View Controllers panel. For example, the Slice Controllers are grouped together, followed by the 3D Controllers. An extra panel allows an alternative control over a Slice View.

Use Cases

Most frequently used for these scenarios:

  • Controlling Slice Views while maximizing the screen real estate for images with the view.
  • Controlling 3D Views without having to expand the controller within the view.

Panels and their use

View Controllers
  • Slice Controllers: Slice Controllers for each of the Slice Views visible in the current layout. This is the same controller that is accessible from the bar at the top of a Slice View. It provides access to select the content (foreground, background, label) as well as control reformation, linking, visibility in the 3D view, lightbox, etc.
  • 3D Controllers: Controllers for each 3D View. This is the same controller that is accessible from the bar at the top of a 3D View. It provides access to the view direction, zooming, spinning, rocking, etc.
  • Slice Information: An alternative panel to control geometric parameters of a Slice View (field of view, lightbox, slice spacing).


Similar Modules

  • Slice Controller on the Slice View
  • 3D Controller on the 3D View

References

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Information for Developers