[x3d-public] Better Viewpoint examples/clarifications?

Leonard Daly web3d at realism.com
Thu Jul 9 07:26:06 PDT 2015


I have read the replies from Max and Doug. Their answers were how to 
interact with various X3D browsers to go from one viewpoint to the next.

When developing the specification, the X3D WG explicitly chose not to 
specify how to provide that interaction because of all of the different 
kids of devices that might be used to view X3D content. The thought is 
that browsers builders in conjunction with users would standardize on a 
mechanism for Viewpoint navigation or the content author would provide a 
mechanism to do so that was appropriate for the content.

If this was not your question, can you please restate the issue so 
someone can answer it?

Thank you,

Leonard Daly

> As a novice, having successfully completed a relatively complex WRL
> with X3D Edit, came the moment of putting in a set of Viewpoints, in
> the light of information variously available.on the web
> My need is trivial, basically centered on a cube whose sides I want to
> view looking down the three axes -- possibly 6 views.
> Default is fine. I can "turn" the cube once, successfully to a new
> viewpoint position with suitable use of orientation. I cannot switch
> to any other view of the cube, despite having played with multiple
> variants of viewpoint and orientation.
> The matter is so trivial, but the explanations variously available do
> not seem to match my need. And the examples are not as helpful as
> might be assumed.
> More generally, it is intriguing how hard it is to position new forms
> within any framework, despite use of the xyz axes widget.
> Tony.

*Leonard Daly*
X3D Co-Chair
Cloud Consultant
President, Daly Realism - /Creating the Future/
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