Viz Artist User Guide

Version 3.13 | Published March 28, 2019 ©

Global Magnifier Controller

The Global Magnifier Controller plug-in gives control over the global magnifier from inside a plug-in. When the controller is assigned to a container, the global magnifier is applied to this container. The magnifier is positioned and scaled according to the positional and scale values of the host container. The plug-in additionally provides access to the global magnifier properties Scale, Ellipsis and Alpha.

Please observe that only one Magnifier Control plug-in may be active within a scene at any given time. Because of this, if there are several instances of the Global Magnifier Controller, the global magnifier is only applied to the last instance activated. However, when the currently applied controller is deactivated, the plug-in automatically applies the global magnifier to the next container with an active controller plug-in. The global magnifier is fully deactivated only when there are no active controllers left.

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

Global Magnifier Controller Properties


  • Scale: Sets the scale of magnification. The minimum value is 1.0, the maximum value is 100.0. The default value is 2.0.

  • Ellipsis: Creates an ellipsis effect, mimicking the distortion created by a concave or convex lens. The minimum value is -10.0, the maximum value is 10.0. The default value is 0.0.

  • Alpha: Sets the alpha value for the magnification. The minimum value is 0.0, the maximum value is 100.0. The default value is 100.0.

  • Active: Enables or disables magnification. Can be set to On or Off. By default, this is set to On.