Menu: File

Menu File allows e.g. to load and save geometry files, open one of the precompiled projects and close the application.

Some menu items are enabled only if JavaView runs as application. Usually these items require access to a local hard disk which is forbidden for applets.

New Open one of the precompiled projects or create new geometries and displays. (description)
Open Load geometries/scenes from the JavaView Collection or geometries/scenes and display settings from hard disk. (description)
Save Save the current geometry/scene in one of the various file formats, or save the current displayed view as an image. (description)
Clear Wipe all geometries and reset settings.
HTML-Export Create a web page that shows the current scene with the current settings in a JavaView applet.
Submit EG-Model Opens a dialog that helps in creating the files for a submission of a model to the Electronic Geometry Models server.
Print Opens a print dialog, allowing to print the current scene out of the box.
Exit Close the application.

Subsection:Submenu New

The submenu File --> New allows to open one of the precompiled projects and to create new geometries and displays.

Project Open a dialog where you can choose one of the precompiled projects, each helping to perform a certain task.
Geometry Opens a dialog where you can select a type of geometry to create in the active display.
Display Open a new display.
New Project
A project is a small application integrated in JavaView that fullfills some specific task like computing geodesics on surfaces, finding zeros of functions, or solving explicit ODEs. Contrary to Workshops they do not work on existing geometries, but create their own, and can also be used as standalone applications/applets. You can access the controls of the project by Inspector --> Project or by pressing Ctrl-j.
Category Each category contains projects related to the given keyword(s).
Item Select one specific project from the selected category.
Current Project Choose Close to reset JavaView before opening the project. Everything done before is lost in this case.

New Geometry
Creates a new geometry in the active display. Some of the geometries like parametrized curves have an additional configure panel that you can open by Inspector --> Geometry --> Configure or by pressing Ctrl-f.

Category Choose whether you want to create a curve, points or a surface.
Item Select a specific geometry type.
Current Project Choose Close to reset JavaView before adding the new geometry. Everything done before is lost in this case.

Subsection: Submenu Open

The submenu File --> Open allows to open one of the models from the collection distributed with JavaView and to load geometries and display settings from a local harddisk.

JavaView Models Load one of the models distributed with JavaView.
Browse Disk Load a geometry from local harddisk.
Deserialize Load geometries/displays saved with the serialize mechanism, see File --> Save -->Serialize.
Display Settings Load the settings for the active display from a file on local harddisk.

Subsection: Submenu Save

Submenu File --> Save allows to save the active geometry/scene in one of the various file formats, or save the current displayed view as an image.
Multiple Formats Simultaneously save geometry/scene and display settings and an image of active display.
BYU The Brigham Young University file format for 3D geometries.
FE Ken Brakke's Surface Evolver geometry file format for variation problems with boundary constraints. (partial implementation, scripting ignored, no parameters)
JVX XML based format of JavaView.
MGS Mathematica graphics object.
MPL Maple graphics object.
OBJ Wavefront file format 3D geometry file format use in Wavefront's Advanced Visualizer™ and Sun's Java3D.
OFF Geometry Center's OFF file format.
VRML Virtual Reality Markup Language (v1).
Serialize Save geometry or display as a Java object. This is not compatible between different versions of JavaView!
EPS Save view of active display as Encapsulated Postscript file.
PS Save view of active display as Postscript file.
Display Settings (JVD) Save the settings of active display (camera, colors, lighting, etc) in JavaView display file.

Save Multiple Formats
Simultaneously save scene (in different formats), display settings (as jvd) and an image.

Path+Basename Clicking on this button opens a file browser dialog where you can select the basename (path+name without extension) for the saved files. You can also type the name directly into the text field below.
JVX Data
Author(s) Opens a dialog where author information for the scene can be entered. (see Infopanels)
Scene Info You can enter a description in this dialog. (see Infopanels)
Scene Title Enter a name for the whole scene.
Save Geometries Choose whether to include all, only all visible, or only the selected/active geometry in the geometry file.
Header Includes date, scene title and other headers in jvx file.
Author Include author information in jvx file.
Info Include scene info in jvx file.
Normal Include normal vectors of geometries (if applicable) in jvx file.
Color Include color information of geometries in jvx file.
Texture Include texture information and texture image in jvx file.
Vector Include other vector field information in jvx file.
Geometry Formats
Compress ZIP Compress geometric data as ZIP file.
Use Floats Use float precision instead of double precision for geometry information. Creates smaller files.
Format Activate the file formats you wish to save.
Image Formats
Use current display size Select this if you want the image to be of the exact size of the active display. Otherwise you can choose a different size below.
GIF Graphics Interchange Format.
PPM Portable Pixelmap
EPS Encapsulated Postscript
PS Postscript
Width/Height Select one of the preset sizes or set the size of the image per hand. The scene is rendered into an image of the given size (as if you set the display to this size).
File Suffix Enter an optional suffix for the image.
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