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How can I change the Viewer Window settings in Voxler via a script?

This article contains a sample script for loading an existing VOXB file and changing the Viewer Window settings.

To run this script:

  1. Copy the script below, or click here to download the BAS file: ViewerWindowSettings.bas.
  2. In a Windows Explorer window, navigate to C:\Program Files\Golden Software\Voxler 4\Scripter.
  3. Double click on Scripter.exe to launch Scripter.
  4. Press Ctrl+A to select all of the existing lines then press Delete.
  5. If you copied this script, press Ctrl+V to paste it into Scripter. If you downloaded it, click File | Open, select the BAS file from your downloads directory, and click Open.
  6. Click Script | Run to run the script.
     

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'********************************************************************************************
' ViewerWindowSettings.bas
' This script loads an existing VOXB file and changes the Viewer Window settings.
'********************************************************************************************

' If Voxler is running, retrieve the current instance of Voxler.  Otherwise,
' create a new instance of Voxler.
Function VoxlerApplication()
   On Error Resume Next
   Set VoxlerApplication = GetObject(, "Voxler.Application")
   If Err.Number <> 0 Then
      Set VoxlerApplication = CreateObject("Voxler.Application")
   End If
   On Error GoTo 0
End Function

Sub Main
 'Retrieve running instance of Voxler or create a new instance of Voxler
  Dim VoxlerApp As Object
  Set VoxlerApp = VoxlerApplication()

 'Make Voxler visible
  VoxlerApp.Visible = True

 'Access CommandApi
  Set CommandApi = VoxlerApp.CommandApi

 'Create a new Voxler document
  CommandApi.Construct ("New")
  CommandApi.DoOnce()

 'Open an existing file
  CommandApi.Construct ("Open")
  CommandApi.Option ("Path", VoxlerApp.Path+"\Samples\Inversion (Isosurfaces).voxb")
  CommandApi.DoOnce()

 'Change the Viewer Window background color setting
  CommandApi.Construct ("ModifyModule")
  CommandApi.Option ("Module", "Viewer Window")
  CommandApi.Option ("EnvironmentBackgroundColor", "20% Black")
  CommandApi.Do()

 'Change the Viewer Window background color setting
  CommandApi.Option ("EnvironmentAmbientIntensity", "0.4")
  CommandApi.Do()

 'Change the Viewer Window background color setting
  CommandApi.Option ("EnvironmentAmbientColor", "Chalk")
  CommandApi.Do()

 'Change the Viewer Window background color setting
  CommandApi.Option ("EnvironmentFogType", "1")
  CommandApi.Do()

 'Change the Viewer Window background color setting
  CommandApi.Option ("EnvironmentFogColor", "10% Black")
  CommandApi.Do()

 'Change the vertical exaggeration
  CommandApi.Option ("EnvironmentVerticalExaggeration", "10")
  CommandApi.Do()

 'Change the Viewer direction to Front
  CommandApi.Construct("ViewDirection")
  CommandApi.Option ("ViewDirection", "Front")
  CommandApi.Do()

End Sub

 

Updated November 3, 2016

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