4D2U Project

Other Features

Saving Image

By selecting "File" - "Save Image As..." from the menu bar, you can save the image displayed at that time as a file. Specify the file name and the image format (JPEG, PNG, or BMP) in the dialog box.

If the graphics adapter of your system supports the OpenGL `pBuffer' extension, you can save the image in an arbitrary size by selecting "File" - "Save Image In Arbitrary Size As..." from the menu bar.

You can also capture the image by pressing the "C" key. In this case, the file name and the file format are always "capture.png" and PNG, respectively.

Full Screen Mode

Pressing ALT+ENTER keys will put Mitaka into full screen mode. Press ALT+ENTER again or the ESC key to exit full screen mode.


Mitaka supports a stereoscopic or anaglyph mode.
To enjoy the stereoscopic effect you need glasses with red and blue cellophane for the left and right eye respectively.

To enter anaglyph mode (monochrome or color) select "Settings" - "Stereoscopy" from the menu. Visualization takes longer in monochrome mode. Color mode is faster, but colors similar to the cellophane colors are difficult to see stereoscopically.

Anaglyph Mode (Click image to enlarge)

Stereoscopic view via side-by-side or top-and-bottom

Mitaka supports stereoscopic viewing through side-by-side and top-and-bottom divisions. You can enjoy stereoscopic viewing by connecting your PC to a 3D television that supports either one of the methods with an HDMI cable. Start from "Settings" - "Display Mode" on the menu bar, and then select either "Side by Side" or "Top and Bottom" on the menu bar. Set the mode of the 3D television to the same mode as the PC. To exit the stereoscopic view mode and return the normal mode, select "Settings" - "Display Mode" - "Normal."

Side-by-side stereoscopic mode

Dome Master (fish-eye) view

Mitaka also supports a Dome Master display by using a fish-eye lens to display the images from Mitaka on the dome surface. Furthermore, it is possible to project distortion-corrected images from any location other than the dome center by setting the parameters.

To use this display type, select "Settings" - "Display Mode" - "Dome Master" on the menu bar. To exit the Dome Master mode to return the normal mode, select "Settings" - "Display Mode" - "Normal."

Dome Master mode

On-Screen Menu

You can operate Mitaka using on-screen menus, instead of the menu bar of the window. For details see the manual.
The on-screen menu is used for presentation in a theater or in the full screen mode.
It can be handled by keyboard or game pad.

On-screen menu

3D Charts

You can display "3D Charts" by using the on-screen menu.
The "3D Charts" are three-dimensional charts or models for explanation. The current version have three 3D Charts.

A 3D Chart

Real-time mode

By selecting "Real-time mode" from the time setting menu, you can run Mitaka in the real-time mode.

Preset feature

Preset feature is a shortcut to change collectively the parameters including the target, time, direction of eyes, scale and increment of time. By choosing a preset from the menu you can easily reproduce the spacecraft events and other features.

Re-introduction of Akatsuki into the Venus orbit

Multi-lingual feature

Characters can be displayed in any language by describing the character string definition in Unicode format (UTF-8) in a text file.

French language display

Presentations with Multiple PCs

Mitaka can work synchronously with multiple PCs connected by a TCP/IP network each controlling a different portion of the display. Please read the manual for details. Mitaka can also synchronize the display of movies and still images on multiple PCs.

Please refer to the PDF manual for details.