Does a 3D presentation mode exist?

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A client yesterday asked me to focus on using Mindjet for presenting. I covered these methods:

- Using the standard user interface with short cut keys e.g. F3, F4 and Ctrl-F5
- Walk through mode
- Slide view mode

I mentioned you could also use the web export and we tried the Mindjet Viewer.

Then the client asked me to demonstrate 3D mode? Does this exist?
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Hi Andrew,

This rang a vague bell so I looked around.

Sure enough it's a feature of iMindMap, so your client might have been confused. As their website states: "With 3D images and background environments, you can glide around your map from a multitude of angles."
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Yes, that would be iMindMap indeed. However, it's more like an extruded-2D map than a map that grows in three dimensions
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Yes - from the description it appears to be a 3D representation of a 2D map.
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Thank you for confirming my understanding.

The iMindMap 3D is a 2D map rotated in a 3rd dimension. There is no depth. Topicspace an add in for MindManager is further in the 3D direction than iMindMap.
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Hi Andrew,

So is there any workaround 'NOW' to view the 2D map ROTATED in 3D (LIKE imindmap) except using topicscape.

Has there been any development in this direction in last 2 years ?
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Not to my knowledge
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Alex, any other way that you can suggest to view the 2D map rotated in 3D (like imindmap) except using topicscape. as its representation does not seem good to me , i like imindmap's way to view the things in so-called 3D.
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No, I'm afraid I can't help you with that one. MindManager appears to be resolutely 2D and I can't think of any alternatives other than those mentioned: Topicscape or exporting the map to iMindMap.

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Thanks Andrew
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Thanks Alex,

1- Is it possible to have a 'NEAR-Perfect' or 70-80 % perfect export from Mindmanager to imindmap or vice-versa
2- and which WAY (ie, MM-to-iM or iM-to-MM) export would be bettter
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Hi G ks,

  1. I'm sorry but I don't know enough about iMindMap to be able to comment on the degree of compatibility between it and MindManager nor on what is preserved and lost during the export-import process, going either way.

  2. Again I can't really comment on this but if you are comfortable using MindManager, you are happy overall with its feature set and the only additional feature the iMindMap software provides that you want is the 3D view, I would continue to do most of the work in MindManager and export to iMindMap only for display or printing purposes once the map is complete.

    The one thing you want to avoid when using the same file in different programs is too much"round-tripping" of the file backwards and forwards between the two programs. There is always the risk that something will get left behind or overwritten in the process.
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Thanks Alex,

Yes i would proceed by working in mindmanager and then use imindmap ON-DEMAND for VIEWING ONLY imindmap.

Also i would try to NOT use imindmap for ANY EDITING to the map.
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Hi G ks,
Can you give me a business example where one would use 3D presentation like he way it's done in imindmap succesfully?
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Thanks Ary,

It is especially useful during Brainstorming for zeroing-in on ONE "PATH" (Process) out of 3-4 paths (processes) which GOES ON for 1 year.

In that case i can see myself "STANDING" inside the 'TOPIC' box by viewing the map FLATTENED on the FLOOR making the 'topic' touch on the lower part of the mindmanager window, then there would be MORE sub-processes out of the processes which have 'TAGS' / images with Week number / month number on them (if that too 3D, it would be better, but anyways without 'MILESTONE' in 3D) - which would make visualising the Complete Process- "PATH" (flow) much easier which otherwise has to be visualized in the mind.

Another use is looking at the map from right hand side - 45 degrees inclined to left (in vertical position) - which 'seems' better while deciding to 'hide' topics (i can't prove its universal-ness or scientificity) but the first argument is used by me as well as by some of those whom i know.

Third use is - while Memorizing / Remembering the things for a presentation where the MAP would not be present before the eyes and has to be delivered extempore , this situation is more suitable for students.
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Ok thanks,
Not something that I would ever consider using, but if you find a way....lots of fun with it.