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Model Range

VU.CITY is optimised to dynamically load models that are close to you, and clear them as you move away.  This limits how many models are rendered at any given time, reducing unnecessary load on your hardware.

The Model Range tool allows you to adjust this threshold.  You may for example want to reduce the range within which models are rendered to improve system performance, or increase the range when generating long-range views.  Select Tools / Model Range to reveal the following menu:

Move the slider left / right to decrease / increase the number of models you wish to render at once.  You’ll notice the slider is colour-coded to indicate expected system performance at different settings.  Green indicates better performance, and red indicates the upper limits of your hardware.

You can also show and hide leaves and trees using this menu:

Adjust the model range for meetings and demos

Loading time is something to keep in mind when using VU.CITY for client presentations and live demonstrations. To avoid waiting for tiles to load as you move around the map, you can for example:

  1. Zoom out;
  2. Increase the model range;
  3. Once the models you need have loaded, toggle Freeze Loading;
  4. Zooming back in and begin your presentation.

Using Freeze Loading means no visible models will disappear as you move around the map, and likewise no new models will start loading.  It’s recommended you do this prior to starting a presentation / demonstration.

Looking for the legacy version of this article? See here.