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BodyViz: Quick Start Guide

Start-up Instructions

  1. Log into the computer with your GW UserID and password.
  2. If this is your first time using BodyViz, consult the "Troubleshooting" tab of this guide for any currently needed steps to configure the program.
  3. Locate the BodyViz icon BodyViz Icon and double-click to run it, or use the "BodyViz Datasets" desktop shortcut to navigate to a file.
  4. Once inside the app, familiarize yourself with the button layout, and the different modes (details below), located on the left.

Control Options

  • Xbox controller and keyboard (allows for fluid control of the volume in space)
    To use the Xbox controller with BodyViz, press the “Home” button located near the top of the controller until it glows (detailed image below)

BodyViz controller with arrow pointing to home button

  • Wireless Mouse and keyboard (more precise movement of the volume in space, familiar)
    To use the mouse and keyboard, locate the on/off switches on each device, and switch to “on”, the devices are already synced to the BodyViz station.
  • Touch screen
    Similar to using a phone/tablet touch screen, pinch to zoom; multi-touch is not available.

    BodyViz Workstation - Himmelfarb Library, Rm. B103

Loading a BVF File

BodyViz Homepage

  1. Click the ‘add BVF’s’ icon
  2. Locate the BVF folder on the computer : (This PC > OSDisk (C:)> BodyViz 6.0 Software delivery - George Washington University > Datasets 6.0 )
  3. Then choose a folder with the desired dataset and choose your .bvf file.
  4. You are now ready to explore your volume!!

Short Explanation of the Different Modes

There are (5) modes in the BodyViz app, each one highlights or manipulates a different aspect of the volume

1-Examiner mode

  • Allows you to investigate the volumes, save custom views, as well as to set a “default view” for when that particular file is opened in the future.

2-Clipping mode

  • Virtual dissections can be performed repeatedly without any fear of damaging the samples. Especially useful for remote learning exercises.

3-Tissue Type

  • Allows the user to adjust the density filters of the volume to reveal/obscure tissue types. You can also create and save custom tissue type filters, by manually adjusting the density

4-Annotation mode

  • Grants users the ability to add annotations, files, and or images to highlight specific points of interest on/in the volume. A great tool for creating exercises or lessons.

5-Color mode

  • Apply colors to the BVFs (Default color is set to “Active Coloring”). Available color modes can be viewed and adjusted under the preferences tab.