Showcase is similar to Filter, which allows you to show or hide elements, connections, and loops based on the information they contain. But, instead of hiding your unselected data, showcase will make it translucent, fading it into the background.
To quickly test out showcasing, simply hover your cursor over any element, connection, or loop:
Showcase settings can be saved to a view, and these settings can be fully customized in two ways: through the Basic Editor, and through the Advanced Editor.
Click the settings icon
on the right side of your map to open the Basic Editor. Then, click MORE OPTIONS, and select Showcase elements and connections.
Showcase basic editor
Click the rocketship icon to build the selection of items that you want to showcase, or type a selector into the box.
To activate showcase using the advanced editor, add the
In the code above,
personis a selector that will showcase all elements with the element type "Person" on the map. Replace
personwith any selector to showcase different data.
You can further customize what is included in the showcase by changing the showcase mode:
normalshowcase the selection plus any connections between the showcased elements (default)
looseshowcase the selection plus neighboring elements
strictonly showcase the selection itself
Simply add the mode you'd like to use to the end of the selector with an
!in front of the mode. If we use the above example but wanted to have the showcase be
strict, we'd use:
showcase: person !strict;
Using the Advanced Editor, you can also control the extent to which items are faded out during showcase. To set the opacity of showcased items, use the
@settings, and to set the opacity of items outside of the showcase, use the
If you'd like to make it easy for readers to activate showcase on their own with predefined options, check out the showcase control.