## X3D Example Archives: VRML 2.0 Sourcebook, Chapter 05 - Positioning Shapes

 This chapter describes how to position shapes within an X-Y-Z world coordinate system by adding a parent Transform node. Rotations about each axis are counter-clockwise using the right-hand rule. Nested Transform nodes can translate, rotate and scale shapes relative to each other in 3D space. These X3D scenes are adapted directly from the original VRML 2.0 Sourcebook chapter examples. Also available: Introduction to VRML97 SIGGRAPH98 course notes.
8 X3D Scenes      16 Viewpoint Snapshots
Figure 05.03b Cylinder Translation       [1] Figure05.03bCylinderTranslation.x3d - (default X3D view from 0 0 10)

Figure 05.03b Cylinder Translation With Axes       [2] Figure05.03bCylinderTranslationWithAxes.x3d - (default X3D view)

Figure 05.04b Cylinder Translation       [3] Figure05.04bCylinderTranslation.x3d - (default X3D view from 0 0 10)

Figure 05.04b Cylinder Translation With Axes       [4] Figure05.04bCylinderTranslationWithAxes.x3d - (default X3D view)

Figure 05.10 Archway       [5] Figure05.10Archway.x3d - View Arch

[6] Figure05.10Archway.x3d - Default viewpoint at (0 0 10) has poor visibility on ground plane visibility, higher viewpoint preferred.

[7] Figure05.10Archway.x3d - (default X3D view from 0 0 10)

Figure 05.10 Archway With Axes       [8] Figure05.10ArchwayWithAxes.x3d - View Arch from posiiton 0 6 20, looking downward

[9] Figure05.10ArchwayWithAxes.x3d - Default viewpoint at (0 0 10) has poor visibility on ground plane visibility, higher viewpoint preferred.

[10] Figure05.10ArchwayWithAxes.x3d - (default X3D view from 0 0 10)

Figure 05.11 Nested Archways       [11] Figure05.11NestedArchways.x3d - View Arch

[12] Figure05.11NestedArchways.x3d - Default viewpoint at (0 0 10) has poor visibility on ground plane visibility, higher viewpoint preferred.

[13] Figure05.11NestedArchways.x3d - (default X3D view from 0 0 10)

Figure 05.11 Nested Archways With Axes       [14] Figure05.11NestedArchwaysWithAxes.x3d - View Arch

[15] Figure05.11NestedArchwaysWithAxes.x3d - Default viewpoint at (0 0 10) has poor visibility on ground plane visibility, higher viewpoint preferred.

[16] Figure05.11NestedArchwaysWithAxes.x3d - (default X3D view from 0 0 10)

This viewpoint slideshow is online at
http://www.web3d.org/x3d/content/examples/Vrml2.0Sourcebook/Chapter05-PositioningShapes/viewpointSlideshow.html

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