[X3D-Public] announce: X3D-Edit, example support for ClipPlane

Don Brutzman brutzman at nps.edu
Tue Apr 2 22:10:15 PDT 2013

Just finished adding support for ClipPlane node to X3D-Edit.  Includes 
buttons to normalize the unit vector, and also to negate (reverse) the 
half-plane definition.  Update online, links below.


Example scene, modified from work by Nicholas Polys:

Fraunhofer Instant Reality supports this node.  Pretty cool.  Also have 
tooltips, validation etc.

viewpoint snapshots:



Do any other browsers support?

Does not appear that X3DOM supports, it lists a Plane node (wondering 
what is that?) but there is also a github bug against this.


X3D-Edit is an open-source Extensible 3D (X3D) Graphics authoring tool 
for simple error-free editing, authoring and validation of X3D scenes. 
X3D-Edit supports the creation, checking, display and publication of X3D 
scenes. It is written in open-source Java and XML using the Netbeans 7.2 
platform, making it suitable both as a standalone application and as a 
plugin module for the Netbeans integrated development environment (IDE).

X3D-Edit features include direct editing of X3D scenes using the XML 
(.x3d) encoding, embedded visualization of scenes using the Xj3D viewer, 
XML validation using X3D DTD grammars, X3D Schema grammars and X3D 
Schematron rules, drag-and-drop palette for X3D nodes, popup panels for 
node editing, and extensive help resources. Further features include 
ClassicVRML and X3D compressed binary encoding support, encryption and 
digital-signature authentication using XML Security standards, and 
additional X3D scene authoring support.

X3D-Edit 3.3 is stable and available for public use.


X3D-Edit strives to provide full support for all of the features in X3D 
Specification version 3.3.

Built-in 3.3 support is provided for text-editing, DTD validation, 
Schema validation, and X3D tooltips for all nodes in X3D.  Further 
quality assurance tests are provided for incorrectly formed 
floating-point numbers, and numerous additional special-case semantic 
checks via X3D Schematron.


So this is a lot of wonderful support for authors and developers 
building X3D models!  Cool.

As ever: test reports, feedback and comments are welcome. Have fun with X3D!

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   +1.831.656.2149
X3D graphics, virtual worlds, navy robotics http://faculty.nps.edu/brutzman
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