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Topic: Keyboard shortcut kinks in the Silverlight 3 Viewer

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Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Only one found so far: 
Attempting to open a new tab while viewer was given focus. 
Likelihood others will find this bug: Medium to High

[Ctrl]+[T], if used will work in this manner:

First consecutive time used: 
Flash to pointcloud only, switch to overhead view, slip back to starting photo with photos + pointcloud mode.

Second consecutive time used: 
Flash to pointcloud only, switch to overhead view, slip back to starting photo with pointcloud only mode.

Third consecutive time: Stay in pointcloud only mode, switch to overhead view and stay there. Control key no longer has any effect as far as slipping back to current photo view.

Fourth consecutive time: Stay in pointcloud only mode, switch to current photo view and stay there. Control key no longer has any effect since you are now in pointcloud only mode.

Every consecutive time from fifth onward will be a repetition of third and fourth use.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
I've got a second one for you. 

Step 1: Load any synth with a decent pointcloud for the primary and secondary clusters (It should probably be less than 95% synthy).
Step 2: Enter Overhead View via the [T] key or the UI icon.
Step 3: Select an image in a cluster other than the primary.
Step 4: Use the tilde key [~] to revert to 3D.

Result: You will now be viewing the pointcloud for the image you last selected in Grid Mode, however mouse hovering will trigger all actions from Overhead view (image thumbs, camera frusta, etc. of the main coordinate system)

Continuing to show frusta from the primary group while in a secondary coordinate system is not particularly desirable, but does prove interesting inasfar as it possibly shows more of where a weakly linked smaller cluster fits into the overall synth, even when its pointcloud is not merged into the primary one.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Interestingly this Overhead view mode toggle 'glitch' can be used to view camera frusta in the main cluster from ground level in 3D while viewing the pointcloud if you do not select an image from a secondary group in the synth, but keep your selection within the main cluster of images (or if you try this trick in a 100% synthy synth) - so... I actually hope that this tilde function for switching from Grid Mode back to 3D isn't removed.

I would still appreciate it if there were some way to turn on the wireframes of all the frusta simultaneously, but this little trick is a pleasant holdover while it lasts. =)

I continue to wish that I could play the slideshow in Overhead View, as well as enter Overhead View for any of the pointclouds in the synth, rather than only the largest. If this second wish were granted and this same 'Overhead View' UI could be gotten at while vieing the pointcloud, then I would view this as a hidden feature, rather than a glitch.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Em... Step 2.5 above should be to switch from Overhead to Grid by using the [~] key (not the UI icon).
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