I’m fairly new to Geant4. I have been following the “physics matters” tutorials on youtube.
I’m using XQuartz for visualisation on my computer (Geant4 v11.0.3, macOS Monterey, version 12.3, Chip Apple M1). I have been able to visualise a detector simulation but I cannot move the image - it is completely static. There are also no side toolbars like there are on Qt.
Has anyone had a similar issue?
You’re right. The simple X11 window is not interactive. You can, of course, change the view with commands such as
My recommendation is that you install Qt (version 5.15.2 would be my recommendation - Geant4 does not yet support Qt6) and build Geant4 with it - see Installation Guide.
Another way is to install motif (e.g., OpenMotif) and build with the Xm options. This gets you some interactivity, but nothing like as good as with Qt.