[X3D-Public] X3D-Edit release: hotkey buttons for Edit Element and Xj3D Viewer, DIS improvements, specifications

Don Brutzman brutzman at nps.edu
Fri Dec 5 21:53:15 PST 2014

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

Small but helpful usability release today:

a. X3D-Edit Toolbar Buttons include new quick-launch icons and hotkeys for Edit Element (Ctrl+Shift+E) and Xj3D Viewer (Ctrl+Shift+X). These are excellent authoring assists that hopefully make editing even easier & faster.  Screenshot attached, long-term image link follows.


b. Xj3D quirks are slowly yielding, hopefully the modified version of Xj3D embedded in X3D-Edit now runs on older versions of Windows.  Alternative X3D players are all installable and launchable via X3D-Edit. Screenshot attached, long-term image link follows.


c. Improvements to editor layouts, tooltips, references and slides for IEEE Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) X3D node support: EspduTransform, ReceiverPdu, SignalPdu, TransmitterPdu.



Work in progress:  initial testing of DIS support in X3DOM using Open-DIS JavaScript libraries.  The Java version of this codebase is working in Xj3D, additional codebase ports are also available in C++ C# and ObjectiveC.  Testing and debugging to follow on the X3DOM mailing list.


d. Recommended versions of X3D Specifications are again refreshed and all bundled as part of X3D-Edit help system.  Also available without charge online:


Thanks go to Mike Bailey, Terry Norbraten and Don McGregor for lots of work on these advancements.  Also thanks for all test reports.

Have fun with X3D-Edit!

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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