A Plug-in behaves as normal object but can in fact be a complete application that runs independently and presents itself to you, the user, inside 3DTop. To start a plug-in you either double-click on the dll-icon or you choose "Start plug-in" from the mainmenu.
In most cases, if you right-click on the plug-in you will see a normal pop-up menu with the following items:
- Grab this.
A little robot will attach itself to the object. This way you can select(grab) several object at the same time and do things on all of them at the same time.
When you select this, the object can not be moved anymore by clicking on it with the left mouse-button and dragging the object. All other functions remain working, so you can actually still move the object by grabbing it and moving the robot, hence the "Un".
Each object can spin around it's rotation axis by choosing this function. You'll notice that the mouse-pointer changes its shape into a left/right arrow, this means that by moving the mouse left or right you change the speed of spinning. When you are content with the speed you've chosen, press the left-mouse-button once and the icons keeps spinning with this speed. If you would like to cancel the whole operation press the right mouse-button once.
- Reload on Startup.
If you check this one, the plug-in will be reloaded when 3DTop is started again and positioned on exactly the same spot where it was the last time.
This will delete the plug-in from 3DTop. No warning will be displayed.
Important: some plug-ins will not show this menu, this is the choice of the programmer of the plug-in. Usually the accompanying plug-in documentation will mention in what other way you can see this menu.