ModelMuse: Exporting Images from ModelMuse

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This video demonstrates how to export an image from ModelMuse into an editable image of the top, front, or side view of your model.


Image Dimensions: 800 x 600

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Length: 00:10:18

Location Taken: US


The letters "USGS" and the words "Science for a Changing World" appear in green and fade to black.
This video will demonstrate how to create an editable image of the top, front, or side view of your model.
The first thing to do is to get the model looking the way you want it. 
I'm going to select "Show active edge" to just show the edge of the active area of the model. 
Now I'm going move it where I want it to be...
and, set the size.
Now I want to create an image. I select "File|Export|Image..."
or, alternatively, I could just click on the "Export image" button.
In a few seconds there's an image ready to be exported. 
However, I may decide that I don't like the image just the way to have it here, and so I may want to edit it before I do that.
For instance, I think I want the magnification to be a little bit bigger so I'm going to move this aside and I will increase magnification.
Now I come back here...
Click "Refresh."
The magnification has changed but the image size is still the same so I have to adjust that.
In this case, I happen to know the size I need so I'll just enter those values.
and here too.
and now I have the full model.
OK but I'm still not satisfied.
Well, one they I want to do is I want to color the grid, so I'm going to go do that too.
And I'm to color the grid with the initial head.
And I'm only go to show the active cells so I'll do that.
Click "Apply".
And now the cells have been colored but I need to refresh the image again.
So there we go.
You can also put text on the image.
To do that select "Text."
I'd like to put in a title.
So, this is the initial head in layer 4. I'll type that in.
There it is. I want this all on the same line so let's do that.
I want a different font for the title. 
So let's change that. I'd like it to be Times New Roman. Select that and let's make it size 24 and bold. Click OK.
Now there's the title.
I'd actually like to put some more text on this image.
I can do that too. There's a T button here.
And if you have that, you can click on that. 
You can and then go over here somewhere.
Here is the high point of the model so I want to put some text here to label it.
I will just call it "Upland".
Now, it may not be quite the right place so click on the arrow sign...
Click on that and drag it to new position.
You can change the font of whatever text is selected so I'll do that too.
Again, Times New Roman, 18.
There's that. Let's move it a little bit back like that.
I don't like the way these numbers look so I'm going to edit those as well. Move this aside again.
Double-click here.
Position a little bit higher...
And do the same here.
Now, come back to this.
I've numbers that are more the way I want them to be.
Now I'm ready to save the image.
Click "Save."
and I will call this "InitialHeadLayer4".
And it's saving it as an enhanced metafile you could also save it as a bitmap you wanted to.
Click Save. I might want to come back to the way this image looks at some later time.
I can do that.
Here's how.
I type in a name here.
I'll type in "InitialHead4".
Then click the "Save settings" button.
And I can close this.
Let's change all these things back to what they were.
Let's change this back.
We'll change the magnification back.
We won't color the grid anymore.
Now, we can come back here and select that
Here we are. We have the image back just the way we wanted it. 
I'm going to make one more change here.
I'm going to pull this aside.
I'm going to change the legend on the initial head. 
I'm going to change this to Manual.
I'll enter some numbers here.
I'll just copy this to the clipboard and paste it in here.
Change the number of rows to eight.
That's how I want the legend to look so click Apply. Close.
Pull this up
Refresh again.
I think I would like to save this setting. 
I already have the settings there so I just save the settings.
Close. Now if I were to save the model and open it up again, I could just go back there and get the same view back.
But let's go one to do something else so I'm going to minimize this.
I'm going to look at the image that we exported. Here it is.
I'm going to open this in a drawing program.
In this case, I will open it with OpenOffice Draw.
And there's a picture.
Now I can edit this picture.
But before do that, I have to break it up into  separate pieces because this is all considered one big piece.
But if I break it like this, now the model is one piece but this text and this text are all separate pieces.
So let me zoom in here and maybe I want to get rid of that.
Well, let's Ctrl-Z and put it back and if you want to type in some different text here instead of "Color legend" I put in "Elevation".
We still have the old legend. We didn't save the image again after doing that that maybe I could just delete this...
delete this...
and so forth.
I could come over here
Format text. The text can be anchored there. Instead of fit to frame.
Do that.
and now let's suppose
Let's suppose I wanted put in some extra decimal points.
Do that.
I could change the font 
When we broke broke apart this image, the font was not saved so we have to change that again and
Times New Roman, 18, regular
OK. There's the font there's the text.
If you want to edit the text and here you can do that.
Now as I mentioned, the model itself, the actual picture of the model is just one big bitmap 
so there's not much you can do that.
You have to get that right before you decide to export the image.
But there is still quite a lot you can do to get the image looking just the way you want it.
The letters "USGS" and the words "Science for a Changing World" appear in green.