Visual properties


LIME allows heavy customisation of the visual settings of each 3D model or other element in the 3D scene. This is useful during interpretation of your datasets, to compare the image texture with geometric characteristics such as orientation and elevation. In addition, you can carefully design and prepare your presentation output by adjusting the visual settings to create high impact views of your dataset for showing to colleagues or saving for figures, posters, slideshow presentations or as virtual field trips run in LIME.

Digital outcrop model acquired using photogrammetry, with texture contrast enhanced from image capture conditions (Data from SAFARI).

Dynamically change the brightness and contrast of your 3D photorealistic models to boost the colours. This can be especially useful where the original imagery was acquired under challenging lighting conditions, or where manual camera settings were used (actually, many on-board enhancements in digital cameras that create "nicer" images should be avoided to keep the original pixel values for photogrammetric 3D processing). LIME allows you to adjust the settings for a model, or dynamically change brightness and contrast as you explore areas in shadow. 

Triangle mesh of excavated rabbit warren, captured using close range laser scanner, and coloured by elevation.

Visualise the surface properties of your model in multiple ways, and combine different properties into sophisticated and exciting views. LIME lets you explore surface geometry and orientation (dip, dip direction and strike) using colour ramps and filters.

Virtual outcrop model overlain with geological strike layer and filtered by dip angle to remove low-angle areas (Bullfrog Creek (Entrada), VOG Group,


More examples of the power of LIME visualisation can be seen on the elevation models feature page or check out this blog post!

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