Panels are a new addition to LIME, and make use of the advanced visual framework to integrate multiple data types into the 3D scene. A Panel is essentially a plane in 3D space which can be used for two main purposes:

  1. Projection of 3D scene objects onto Panels to create orthorectified inputs for interpretation and annotation;
  2. Projection of imagery from Panel space onto 3D models, resulting in new texture layers.



Panels are positioned as objects in the 3D scene and are associated with images. Images can be generated by projecting data from the 3D scene onto the Panel (e.g. lines, planes, models) to give orthorectified (uniform scale) images, which can be exported, edited and then overlaid back on the 3D model. Examples of usage are to create interpretation panels or annotated texture layers that can be draped onto 3D models.


Interpretation Panel generated from line data and projected onto 3D outcrop model (data from Trias North project).


Image placement

In LIME, Panels are also used to position images in the 3D scene. Examples are for logs, field photos and geophysical data.


Sedimentary log placed relative to outcrop model (courtesy of Dr Christian Haug Eide, University of Bergen).


Of course, any Panel object can be draped onto a corresponding model in the 3D scene.


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