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This section provides an overview of the features and controls of the viewer.
This section uses the vrpend, vrplanets, and vrtut1 examples to illustrate the viewer features:
The Simulink model is displayed. By default, the Simulink 3D Animation viewer for that model is loaded and becomes active. If the viewer is not displayed, double-click the VR Sink block in the Simulink model.
The Simulink 3D Animation viewer displays the virtual scene. The top of the viewer contains a menu bar and toolbar. By default, the Simulink 3D Animation viewer displays the virtual scene with a navigation panel at the bottom. These three areas of the viewer give you alternate ways to work with the virtual scene.
The Simulink 3D Animation software contains a viewer as the default method for viewing virtual worlds. You can use this viewer on any supported operating system. This viewer uses MATLAB figures. It provides a number of capabilities, including:
Treat the viewer window like a MATLAB figure. This ability enables you to perform MATLAB figure actions such as dock the viewer window in the MATLAB window. For example:
Right-click in the viewer window to display a context menu that contains the viewer commands. For example:
Combine multiple virtual reality viewer figures in several tiles of a MATLAB figure.
You can configure the appearance of the viewer using Simulink 3D Animation preferences. For details, see Figure Preferences.