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Set Object Parameters
Use the toolbar Scene to select objects in the active scene and change their parameters.
The toolbar Scene has some additional buttons that allow you to manage the landscape background:
Select an object in the active scene
Activate a desired scene (click on any of its 3D view windows).
Open the combo box SCENE of the toolbar Scene to see the drop down list of all objects of the active scene. The object name consists of its sequence number in a scene and its type name. See the object descriptions in the status line. Find and select a desired object. The selected object appears in the edit window of the combo box SCENE.
If an object is selected in the combo box SCENE, it is also selected in 3D view windows, its edges are marked by an inverted color. Both the selections work synchronously. However if you hide the object edges, they cannot be marked in a 3D view window. See how to show/hide the object edges in Filter buttons of Set Object Colors/Filters.
Once an object is selected, the combo box PAR of the toolbar Scene becomes enabled.
Select a parameter of the selected object
Use the combo box PAR of the toolbar Scene to select a parameter
Open the combo box PAR to see a drop down list of all parameters of the selected object. See the parameter descriptions in the status line. Find and select a desired parameter. The selected parameter appears in the edit window of the combo box PAR.
Once a parameter is selected, the Edit control and the Spin control of the toolbar Scene become enabled.
Do not confuse the edit window of the combo box PAR (it is "read only" and shows a parameter name) and the Edit control of the toolbar Scene (it is situated to the right of the combo box PAR and shows a value of the selected parameter).
Change the value of the selected parameter
You can change the value of the selected parameter in two ways: either you type a new value in the Edit control and then click on the button "E", or you click on small arrows of the Spin control (to the right from the Edit control).
In the first way, click on the Edit control of the toolbar Scene and edit (retype) a value of the selected parameter.
Once a parameter value in the Edit control is changed, the "E" button of the toolbar Scene becomes enabled.
Click on the button "E" to apply the new value. If the value is typed correctly, it will be applied. It appears in the Edit control. And the button "E" becomes disabled.
Note, if you have typed a wrong value that is out of the parameter range or cannot be interpreted as a numeric value, the old value of the parameter will be applied when you click on the button "E".
In the second way, click on small arrows of the Spin control. The value will be increased/decreased step by step. You do not need to use the button "E" (it stays disabled).
Note, when you come to a low/high boundary of the allowed range, the decrease/increase command (that cannot be implemented) will be ignored.