[x3d-public] add 'hidden' field to Shape?

Don Brutzman brutzman at nps.edu
Fri Dec 13 01:27:50 PST 2019

This potential feature created thanks to discussion on CAD Design Printing Scanning teleconference yesterday.  All feedback welcome.

Now opened as Mantis issue 1271 and tagged as X3D 4.0.


On 12/12/2019 8:23 AM, Don Brutzman wrote:
> A common task in 3D graphics is selectively hiding geometry.
> X3D is fairly clumsy about this, typically requiring Switch or LOD animation to achieve it.
> HTML has a much simpler approach, the 'hidden' attribute.  There is a similar construct in CSS.
>      HTML5 6.1 The hidden attribute
> https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/interaction.html#the-hidden-attribute
> As a similar way to simplify hidding, either for pure X3D or hybrid html/X3D, wondering if we might add a 'hidden' attribute to Shape.
>      12.4.6 Shape
> https://www.web3d.org/specifications/X3Dv4Draft/ISO-IEC19775-1v4-WD1/Part01/components/shape.html#Shape
>      SFBool [in out] hidden FALSE

all the best, Don
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