[x3d-public] View3DScene in X3D-edit 4.0 on Linux

Michalis Kamburelis michalis.kambi at gmail.com
Mon May 31 12:10:32 PDT 2021

To be honest I find it hard to believe that something else, not
view3dscene, brutally overwrites "/usr/bin/view3dscene" file. Are you
sure this is the case?

It seems much more likely that you simply miss "/usr/bin/view3dscene"
file and X3D-Edit just makes a fallback on some other X3D browser. I
do not know how did you install view3dscene, but (as I wrote above) it
is not necessarily in /usr/bin/ (as non-root you may not even have
permissions to put it there). If you got view3dscene from
https://castle-engine.io/view3dscene.php , then it is wherever you
unpacked it -- and only you know where. Maybe
"/home/<myusername>/Downloads/view3dscene/view3dscene"?  It really
completely depends on you.

If you are sure that something overwrites "/usr/bin/view3dscene",
please show me the output of

ls -Flah /usr/bin/view3dscene

strings /usr/bin/view3dscene > view3dscene-strings.txt

on your system.


pon., 31 maj 2021 o 19:17 John Carlson <yottzumm at gmail.com> napisał(a):
> When I specify /usr/bin/view3dscene and press launch, it tries to VivatyPlayer.  SwirlX3Dplayer (sp?) overwrites /usr/bin/view3dscene.
> On Mon, May 31, 2021 at 5:05 AM Michalis Kamburelis <michalis.kambi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> What is the problem exactly? Where is the bugreport?
>> If you download view3dscene from
>> https://castle-engine.io/view3dscene.php , it is a zip file, and the
>> binary is available whenever you unpacked it.
>> If you installed view3dscene from binary packages, it is available in
>> /usr/bin/ , but you should probably not hardcode this path. It is
>> available on $PATH , and you should call it assuming that.
>> There's nothing special about launching view3dscene. I mean we have a
>> number of command-line options (
>> https://castle-engine.io/view3dscene.php#section_command_line_options
>> ) but from X3D-Edit you probably just want to launch it with 1
>> parameter - filename of X3D scene. view3dscene isn't different from
>> freewrl or other viewers in this regard.
>> Regards,
>> Michalis
>> niedz., 30 maj 2021 o 16:55 John Carlson <yottzumm at gmail.com> napisał(a):
>> >
>> > I believe view3dscene gets installed in /usr/bin, last I checked, but Michalis would know better.
>> >
>> > John
>> >
>> > On Sun, May 30, 2021 at 9:52 AM Don Brutzman <brutzman at nps.edu> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> On 5/29/2021 12:05 PM, John Carlson wrote:
>> >> > Michalis, you may want to monitor the bug report for adding view3dscene as an x3d player in X3D-Edit 4.0 on Linux.  I don’t know if your users use X3D-Edit or not.   I haven’t dug into why adding view3dscene doesn’t work yet.   Note that adding freewrl does work, so I’m puzzled.
>> >>
>> >> Agreed, please let me know how to set defaults correctly.  X3D-Edit includes author-convenience functionality for launching related X3D viewers and authoring tools effectively.  The source includes user-modifiable default installation locations for Windows Mac and Linux, so I'm happy to include any updated default values whenever possible.
>> >>
>> >> * X3D-Edit Preferences panel exposes numerous settings for users
>> >>    https://savage.nps.edu/X3D-Edit/#Features
>> >>
>> >> 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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