Annotations are custom labels that you can pin to the Human anatomy to add descriptive text or bring attention to areas of interest. Each annotation is defined by its 3D position, the object it's attached to, summary text (the title), and optionally, longer descriptive text (the description).
The BioDigital Human Library is your one-stop-shop for quickly accessing all anatomy, health condition, community, and My Human content in the BioDigital Human web app. For more about the Library, see What's in the Human web app? at Human Support.
A bookmark is any 3D anatomy or condition model that you – or a member of your group – have saved to My Human in the BioDigital Human web app. Once saved to My Human, any module can become a bookmark.
The camera is your point of view into the 3D anatomy scene. It is defined by its position in 3D space and the 3D point it's aimed at (the target). Optionally, you can also set an "up" direction for the camera, which allows you to define rotated or upside-down views of the anatomy.
The Dissect tool removes one 3D object at a time from view with a simple click of your mouse, allowing you to see objects hidden beneath others.
To embed is to integrate content from the BioDigital Human – in the form of the BioDigital Human “widget” – into another website or application. The BioDigital Human web app’s Embed tool generates a snippet of HTML code (i.e., an “iframe,” or inline frame) that can be pasted into a website’s HTML document. The process of embedding produces a BioDigital Human widget on the external website or application.
In Isolate Mode, all 3D objects in the scene except those currently selected disappear from view entirely, allowing you to see only the selected object(s) in isolation. Isolate Mode is helpful for focusing on a particular object or group of objects.
A model is a collection of 3D assets used to create a scene.
A module is any 3D anatomy or condition model available from BioDigital's library of out-of-the-box 3D models. All modules can be found under Anatomy and Health Conditions in the BioDigital Human Library. A module that is saved to My Human in the BioDigital Human web app becomes a bookmark.
My Human Library is your personal collection of saved anatomy and conditions in the BioDigital Human. Learn more in What is My Human?
To pan in the Human moves the camera along the vertical plane, parallel with your screen (i.e., side to side and up and down).
To rotate in the Human orbits the camera around its point of focus in a motion like that of the moon around the earth.
The scene is the collection of 3D objects currently being rendered. Scene messages allow you to control what scenes are loaded and how they're rendered and to gather information about what's currently in the scene.
In Standard Mode, all 3D objects present in the scene are visible.
The timeline is in charge of animation and tours in the Human. Timeline messages allow you to fast-forward or rewind animations, or to jump back or ahead in the chapters of a tour.
A tour is a collection of two or more scenes into one comprehensive unit that can be saved and shared. It is essentially a slideshow of 3D interactive content. Tours are helpful for illustrating a process or telling a story.
In X-Ray Mode, all 3D objects in the scene except those currently selected are rendered in transparency, allowing you to see objects that are usually hidden. The objects are still visible, and when you select an object in transparency, it will return to Standard Mode. X-Ray Mode is helpful for highlighting a particular object or group of objects while still illustrating their relation to the surrounding anatomy.