Viz Artist User Guide

Version 3.13 | Published March 28, 2019 ©


This plug-in enables you to create an eclipse shape.

Note: This plug-in is located in: Built Ins -> Geom plug-ins -> Default

Eclipse Properties


  • Use LOD: Enables/disables dynamic level of detail.

  • Corners: Changes the number of triangles the object has. If you want good quality, increase the value. A value of 40 is a reasonable value.

  • Inner Radius 1 and 2: Changes the inner radius in X-Position (1) and the inner radius in Y-Position (2).

  • Outer Radius 1 and 2: Changes the outer radius in X-Position (1) and the outer radius in Y-Position (2).

  • Hole Offset X, Y and Z: Moves the inner hole to X, Y, Z-position. With this parameter you can shape great objects like a volcano.

  • Rotation: Rotates the eclipse. The result is visible if you change the angle less than 360°.

  • Angle: Change this to create a view like a cake respectively a divided circle.

  • Create Uniform Normals: Adapts the varying normals to the majority of normals in same direction.

To Create an Eclipse


  1. Create a new group and add the eclipse plug-in to it.

  2. Add material to the group container.

  3. Open the eclipse plug-in editor, and adjust the following values:

    • Set Inner Radius 1 and 2 to 40.0.

    • Set Hole Offset X to 20.0.

  4. Open the group container’s transformation editor and adjust the Rotation values.