- to rotate the graph with the mouse while left-clicking
- for moving the graph with the mouse while left-clicking
The definition of layers in the 3D layout can be done by associating temporal indices with the nodes.
Note that the automatic layout 3D layout algorithm does not take into account the defined layers.
Export 3D Model
Whereas the 2D Mapping allows to export the Adjacency Matrix, this mapping allows to generate an XML file describing the 3D model (nodes, arcs, layout and metric values).
As an example, this file is the input of our BayesiaLab Virtual Reality tool. It allows immersing you into your networks and studing studying them in three dimensions, just like physical objects. Complex networks with hundreds or thousands of nodes, which used to be difficult to comprehend, can now be explored intuitively. All of BayesiaLab's information-theoretic measures, e.g. Mutual Information, Bayes Factor, or Node Force, can be visualized in real-time as you hold and turn your network to view it from all angles.