[x3d-public] Hyperlink and form support

Albert Jan Wonnink awonnink at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 9 15:09:34 PST 2018

Thank you Vince for your reply.

The Anchor is indeed what I somehow failed to find earlier in the specification.

The situation we envision is when XR glasses will be commonly used to access 3D websites that have similar possibilities for businesses as the current 2D sites. This means that 3D website builders should be able surround a (part of a) text, an image or a 3D object with an anchor. Also one needs normal text fields, radio- and checkboxes etc. for users to be able to fill-in their choices and post back to the server.

Is this already possible to do in X3D?


Albert Jan

Van: vmarchetti at kshell.com <vmarchetti at kshell.com>
Verzonden: zondag 9 december 2018 22:43
Aan: Albert Jan Wonnink
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Onderwerp: Re: [x3d-public] Hyperlink and form support


X3D does supports responding to mouse clicks on an elements of a 3D scene graph through the TouchSensor node (http://www.web3d.org/documents/specifications/19775-1/V3.3/Part01/components/pointingsensor.html#TouchSensor) , and there is also  functionality of following a URL attached
to a shape in the Anchor node: http://www.web3d.org/documents/specifications/19775-1/V3.3/Part01/components/networking.html#Anchor

There is a basic example of the Anchor node on the X_ITE website: http://create3000.de/users-guide/components/networking/anchor/#example

I'm not sure what form support would mean in the context of a 3D Scenegraph, but there is a specification for capturing and responding to keyboard presses in the StringSensor node: http://www.web3d.org/documents/specifications/19775-1/V3.3/Part01/components/keyboard.html#StringSensor

Can you say more about how you would like to extend the familiar interface patterns of hyperlinks and input forms into the 3D and VR worlds?

With Regards.
Vince Marchetti

On Dec 9, 2018, at 3:36 PM, Albert Jan Wonnink <awonnink at hotmail.com<mailto:awonnink at hotmail.com>> wrote:

About a year ago we started a proof of concept of a browser suitable for HoloLens and supporting business processes. We choose X3D as basic format, but because of lack of knowledge of the full specification, and having the focus on the technology, we added our own tags using a separate namespace.

The most important features for which we couldn't find the X3D implementation where hyperlinks- and form support.

Does X3D support these? If so, where can I find the specification?


Albert Jan Wonnink
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