OOF2: The Manual
Images are the way in which the geometry of a microstructure
is imported into OOF2. Each
Microstructure object can contain any
Image objects. The Image Page contains buttons for adding
Microstructures, tools for
Microstructures, and an information area.
The Image Chooser at the top of the page identifies the
(a.k.a. the current
Image) that the rest
of the page operates upon. Because
Images are contained in
there are two parts to the Image Chooser: one for selecting a
Microstructure and one for selecting one of the
Images within it.
The buttons below the Image Chooser perform some basic operations.
The button copies the current
Imageinto a new or existing
Microstructure. Clicking the button brings up a dialog box, show in Figure 3.4. A new or existing
Microstructurename can be entered in the area labelled microstructure, or a list of existing names can be accessed through the pull down menu to the right.
The button creates pixel groups for each color of pixel in the
Image. If an
Imagecontains only a few colors, this can be a quick way of differentiating pixels in the
Microstructure. Be sure to read the caveats in the discussion of the OOF.Image.AutoGroup command, though.
The Image Modification Pane contains tools for modifying
Images. It consists of two parts: a Modifier Chooser which
selects the modification tool, and a set of buttons.
The Modifier Chooser is a pull-down menu. Its entries
correspond to the commands in the OOF.Image.Modify menu. If the selected
modifier takes arguments, widgets for setting those arguments
appear just below the Modifier Chooser. The
image argument for all the commands is
always set to the
Image currently selected in the Image
buttons below it undo and redo the modification. The
buttons don't have any effect on the
Image, they just cycle
the Modifier Chooser through the previously applied