Tool support for X3D components

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The Extensible 3D (X3D) Graphics standard has many capabilities. X3D components are modular collections of nodes that make it easier for software to gradually implement the full range of X3D capabilities.

Authors can also indicate what components are needed in an X3D scene in order to ensure that proper support is provided at run time.

This table records support for the official X3D components by each of the various X3D authoring tools and X3D conversioon tools. It is maintained by the X3D Working Group and member companies in the Web3D Consortium.

The X3D Resources page provides lots of additional information about X3D. Please Contact Web3D if you want to learn more or report an update.

TODO list:

Table key:

  •    yes     all nodes, all fields supported for all levels of this component (though some bugs may be present)
  • partial   some nodes and fields supported
  • level #   which component level number (1-4) is supported
  •    no       no support provided
  •     ?        unknown, need status report

Tools, versions: X3D authoring tools
BS Editor SwirlX3D Editor Vivaty Studio X3D-Edit
v7.1 v2.1.7 v1.0 build 900 v3.2
X3D component list
CAD geometry  ? yes no yes
Core  ? yes yes yes
Cube map environmental texturing  ? no partial  ?
Distributed interactive simulation (DIS)  ? no no yes
Environmental effects  ? yes yes yes
Environmental sensor  ? yes yes yes
Event utilities  ? yes yes yes
Followers  ? no no no
Geometry2D  ? yes no partial
Geometry3D  ? yes yes yes
Geospatial partial no no yes
Grouping  ? yes yes yes
Humanoid animation (H-Anim)  ? partial yes yes
Interpolation  ? yes yes yes
Key device sensor  ? yes yes yes
Layering  ? yes partial no
Layout  ? yes partial no
Lighting  ? yes yes yes
Navigation  ? yes yes yes
Networking  ? yes yes yes
NURBS  ? yes partial no
Particle systems  ? no partial yes
Picking sensor  ? no yes yes
Pointing device sensor  ? yes yes yes
Programmable shaders  ? partial no no
Rendering  ? yes yes yes
Rigid body physics  ? no no partial
Scripting - ECMAScript yes no yes yes
Scripting - Java  ? no no yes
Shape  ? yes yes yes
- FillProperties node  ? no  ? partial
- LineProperties node  ? no  ? yes
Sound  ? yes yes partial
Text  ? yes yes partial
Texturing  ? partial yes yes
Texturing3D  ? no no partial
Time  ? yes yes yes
Tools BS Editor SwirlX3D Editor Vivaty Studio X3D-Edit