[X3D-Public] announce: X3D-Edit build restored using Netbeans 8
brutzman at nps.edu
Mon Aug 18 11:54:01 PDT 2014
X3D-Edit is an open-source Extensible 3D (X3D) Graphics authoring tool for simple error-free editing, authoring and validation of X3D scenes.
Now ready: an updated X3D-Edit version 3.3, a major revision written using Java 8 for Netbeans 8 platform. Portable across major desktop and laptop operating systems (Windows MacOSX Linux). X3D-Edit automatic updates have been accepted by the Netbeans Plugin Portal.
Alert. Users working with X3D-Edit versions prior to August 2014 are advised to uninstall the X3D-Edit tool completely. This approach avoids any version conflicts. Automatic updates will then work properly for the foreseeable future.
Each of the various forms of X3D-Edit have been tested satisfactorily: standalone Java application, Netbeans 8 plugins, and subversion checkout/compilation/execution for local development.
X3D-Edit has a large number of features, with more planned. 8)
X3D-Edit includes the latest version of the Xj3D viewer, using the NPS branch recently established on Sourceforge.
- Note that by default Xj3D pops up undocked, allowing it to be shown on a second screen.
- The Xj3D pane can also be re-docked into the main application, using menu selection on the embedded tab.
- If needed, right-click "Refresh/Restart Xj3D" in an .x3d file editing context if you want to view changes from saved updates.
- Further work for Xj3D is planned and ongoing.
X3D-Edit also supports externally launching a wide range of players and authoring tools for .x3d scenes and other multimedia content.
Special thanks to Mike Bailey and Terry Norbraten NPS for major efforts on these upgrades.
Questions, suggestions and comments about X3D-Edit are always 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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