Giraffe allows you to rapidly step through lots of information.
Save layer combinations and camera positions using the View tool.
🦒 In-App Guide
Manage Drawing Layers
Video Guide to Managing scenarios in Giraffe with drawing layers
Cycle through multiple views for a smooth presentation
What is a View?
Views are saved “screenshots” of your project.
Each View consists of:
- A name for the View
- A map camera position (zoom, bearing, pitch, center)
- An image. By default, the image is a screenshot of the map when the View was created, and it can be changed to any image by uploading a file of your choice.
- A capture of the state of the map's layers (shown in the left bar).
You can use Views to:
- Create Working views - if you prefer to have different map, solar, and visual settings for working on different parts of your project
- Create and Manage Options - Turn layers on and off in different Views to cycle through options
- Simulate the passage of time - create views that represent project phases. Review the resultant Urban Calculations as you phase through the project.
- Tell the story - Step stakeholders through your project, showing different layers, angles, or times of day in each view
Create a View
- Open the View tab (left-hand flyout).
- Turn on the layers you want.
- Position the camera where you want it.
- Create a View by clicking on the New View button
📢 Note: It may take a moment for the pop up to appear while the system processes the current map settings
- Enter the required information in the pop-up, then click “Save.”
💡 Learn more about Layers here
- Click the … icon under the View preview
- Update information as needed within the Edit View pop up.
- Update this View from the Map: Revises the image to map the current map settings
- Update camera/layers (keep image): Updates the map capture, but keeps the custom image you uploaded to the scene
- Choose a different image: Allows you to upload a custom image (like a rendering)