[X3D-Public] new build X3D-Edit available: visualization assists

Don Brutzman brutzman at nps.edu
Wed Dec 30 07:59:46 PST 2009

A new build of X3D-Edit is now online, usable as a standalone application
or as a Netbeans plugin.  Open source Java, runs on most all PCs or laptops.

	(or auto-update if already installed)

Visualization graphics have been added for the following X3D nodes:

     * Shape, grouping and bounded nodes outline a semitransparent bounding
	Box that shows bboxCenter and bboxSize location (if defined)

     * Transform nodes also use the CoordinateAxes prototype to show center,
	axis of rotation and scaling (if any)

     * Extrusion editor provides a 2D plot of the defined crossSection array,
	while Extrusion visualization hides the original <--<Extrusion/>-->
	node and appends a corresponding ExtrusionCrossSection prototype
	instance that shows the spine line along with semitransparent
	outer hull and crossSection slices.


This version was built with the new Netbeans 6.8 so further performance
improvements may be evident.  The new build is backwards compatible with
Netbeans 6.7 distributions.  A refreshed X3D-Edit overview slideset is also
online, recently presented at the Web3D Korea Chapter meeting in Seoul.


We've accomplished a lot with X3D-Edit in 2009!  Thanks for all test reports
and contributions.  Looking forward to even more progress in 2010, aloha.

all the best, Don
Don Brutzman  Naval Postgraduate School, Code USW/Br           brutzman at nps.edu
Watkins 270   MOVES Institute, Monterey CA 93943-5000 USA  work +1.831.656.2149
X3D, virtual worlds, underwater robots, XMSF  http://web.nps.navy.mil/~brutzman

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