Walking into a Model with the Navigation Mode
Once you have designed a model, you may want to see how it may look in the real world from the perspective of a person inside or around it (e.g., the curb appeal of a house). The navigation mode of Aladdin is designed for that purpose. In some cases, the navigation mode is also useful while constructing a model. For example, when constructing a complex building, you can move closer to a specific area of a wall in this mode to make drawing a window on it easier.
Enter or leave the navigation mode using "Main Menu > View > Navigation View" or the keyboard shortcut Ctrl/⌘+U (on/off toggle). Once you are in that mode, use the following keys to move or turn around:
- W — Move forward
- A — Move to left
- S — Move backward
- D — Move to right
- Z — Move up
- X — Move down
- ← — Turn left
- → — Turn right
- ↑ — Look up
- ↓ — Look down
The following videos show some examples.
Walking into a house
A virtual experience of walking into a house
Flying over a solar farm
A virtual experience of flying over a solar farm
Flying over linear Fresnel reflectors
A virtual experience of flying over linear Fresnel reflectors
This article introduces the navigation mode of Aladdin that allows the user to "walk in" a model to experience the designed effects.