In this Session…

Before you begin…

  • Loading Data

  • Navigating and Selecting Data

To follow along, download the file: http://kineviz.com/s/GXR_QSG.zip.


Slide

Text

1

How To GraphXR: 2. Import, Navigate, and Select Data

2

Before you begin…

3

GXR_QSG.zip contains CSV files we can import to our project simply by drag and drop.  Characters.csv is a table of the characters from HBO’s Game of Thrones. Each row corresponds to one character. The columns contain their names, family (house) affiliation, how many characters they killed, who killed them, and a URL of the character’s portrait.

4

If we drag and drop Characters.csv into GraphXR, a node will be automatically generated for each  row of the spreadsheet.

5

The spreadsheet will be treated as a single category called Characters, visible in the Legend. The image URLs in each row will be loaded as portrait images, which can be shown or hidden via the Project panel => Settings tab => Auto Show Images

6

Let’s learn to navigate in 3D space. Pan the graph up, down, left, and right by holding down the left  mouse button and dragging anywhere in empty space (or by clicking the onscreen navigation).

7

Zoom into or out of the graph with the scroll wheel or by clicking the onscreen navigation. You can reset your view at any time by clicking the Reset View icon.

8

To orbit the graph, hold down the right mouse button and drag anywhere in empty space, or click the onscreen navigation. Orbit behaves differently depending on whether you have anything selected, so let’s delve into selection.

9

Left click on a single node to select it.

10

Hold down the left mouse button, press the shift key,  and drag to select a group. The Characters category in the Legend shows how many nodes you’ve selected

11

Hold down the control key to add to your selection. You can left click to add a single node or hold down the left mouse button and drag to add multiple nodes.

12

Hold down the alt key to subtract from a selection. You can left click to subtract a single node or hold down the left mouse button and drag to subtract multiple nodes. Use Select Visible Nodes to select all nodes, and Inverse to invert your selection.

13

When one or more nodes are selected, the orbit controls will center on your selection. When nothing is selected, you’ll orbit the center of the graph space.

14

Use Center To to center selected nodes in the graph space and Fly Out to see all the nodes in the graph space. 

Use Hide to temporarily hide (but not delete) selected nodes.

Next Steps…