[X3D-Public] X3D-Edit update

Don Brutzman brutzman at nps.edu
Mon Oct 7 18:27:16 PDT 2013

A new version of X3D-Edit is deployed which includes the latest X3D Validator tests for local use.

X3D-Edit is an open-source Extensible 3D (X3D) Graphics authoring tool for simple error-free editing, authoring and validation of X3D scenes. 



New features:  X3D-Edit is able to launch user-downloaded external tools for further editing of multimedia files. Configuration is performed via the X3D-Edit Preferences panel under the External editors pane. Invocation is provided as part of the url or meta tag editor widgets. User-chosen built-in support is provided for the following cross-platform editing tools.

        Audio editor: Audacity

        Image editors: Gimp, Fiji and ImageJ

        X3D editor: UltraEdit
        Additional editors: if UltraEdit is installed, it is also used on various text files.

Work in progress:  UltraEdit supports VRML97 and XML syntax coloring, and I'll be working to improve that for .x3d and .x3dv by generating a configuration 'wordfile' for them.

I'll be happy to embed support for launching other tools as appropriate, and of course linking them on our documentation pages.

TODO:  need improved default installation directories on MacOSX and Linux distributions. Suggestions and feedback welcome.

Have fun with X3D!

all the best, Don
Don Brutzman  Naval Postgraduate School, Code USW/Br       brutzman at nps.edu
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X3D graphics, virtual worlds, navy robotics http://faculty.nps.edu/brutzman

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