SURE Viewer and Editor

Mesh Input Specifications

The SURE Viewer and Editor can load, display and edit osgb Mesh models produced with SURE.

SURE Viewer Keyboard Control Keys




Toggle texture


Toggle Faces/ Wireframe / Points


Toggle lighting modes


Increase level of detail


Decrease level of detail

Camera Stations

Introduced in SURE 3.0, the viewer also shows the camera stations by displaying their virtual image plane as a white rectangle with a blue border.

Camera stations corresponding to deselected images appear grey (due to restriction of the area during project setup).

Camera input specifications

In the standalone SUREEditor.exe, loading an *.ori files list, together with a Stereo_Models.npz will allow the inspection of the flight configuration, as well as the stereo models selection.

Shortcuts for interaction with cameras



CTRL + Mouse wheel

Scale camera's virtual image plane

ALT + Double click

Show stereo model of clicked camera

Right click

Open image taken by clicked camera in image viewer

Camera configuration together with mesh (deselected images grey)

Stereo model selection (Base image blue and slave images green)

SURE Editor

SURE Editor extends the viewing capabilities of SURE Viewer and enables the user to interactively modify meshes.

Apart from editing meshes, the SURE Editor provides functionality to e.g. measure distances and get names of tiles and position coordinates.

For more details please refer to SURE Editor.

Bounding Box Visualization

The SURE Viewer can be used to visualize the bounding boxes of the individual tiles. Clicking the small arrow mark next to the main linking file reveals the list of all the Main_xx_xx_... files to which the former links. Selecting these in the list will display their bounding boxes, which can be useful to identify the tiles within the data set area. 

Right-click on the selected tiles → Create linking file will generate a file that will link only to the specified tiles.

Especially for editing, a linking file grouping tiles into one unit is very useful, as loading this linking file automatically loads all relevant data of interest into the viewer and editor.

Complete Mesh with selection of tiles (bounding boxes)

Newly created linking file pointing to the selected subset of tiles

Right-click context menu

  • Highlight selected tiles

  • Hide and toggle mesh visualization

  • Create new main linking file to selected tiles (linking files are used to load several tiles at once).