[X3D-Public] Scene Menu in X3D

Don Brutzman brutzman at nps.edu
Fri Aug 26 09:13:59 PDT 2011

On 8/26/2011 1:44 AM, o.akinwusi at bradford.ac.uk wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I want to add different menus to my scene but I don't know if that's possible or how to go about it. Could someone help please?

Two common techniques are to wrap an Anchor or TouchSensor node
around a Shape/Text to make the text linkable, either to another
viewpoint, another X3D scene, another web resource, or an animation.

Although not a menu system per se, the following technique is also helpful.

The simplest (and usually most effective) way is to add Viewpoints
for locations of interest.  The descriptions for each Viewpoint and
the order of them can make a nice tour for a user through the scene.

We also added a ViewpointGroup node that lets an author collect
viewpoints together, and enables a browser to use menu descriptions
and submenu descriptions (optionally scoped by user proximity).
However I don't know if any of the browsers are yet supporting it.

Further information available at

	Viewing Navigation 4A - 4E

all the best, Don
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