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    Deserializer of X3D data to JSCAD geometries

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    This deserializer converts X3D (XML encoded) formatted data (files) to JSCAD scripts or geometries.

    X3D Implementation Notes

    The X3D XML Coding changes as new releases are published.

    This deserializer converts only what is supported by JSCAD libraries. Full document conversion is NOT supported, however conversion of the following X3D entities are possible:

    X3D Entity JSCAD Geometry Notes
    Arc2D arc 2D shape
    ArcClose2D circle 2D shape
    Box cuboid 3D shape
    Circle2D arc 2D shape
    Cone cylinder 3D shape
    Cylinder cylinder 3D shape
    Disk2D arc or circle 2D shape
    ElevationGrid polyhedron 3D mesh
    Extrusion extrudeFromSlices 3D mesh BUGGY
    IndexedFaceSet polyhedron 3D mesh
    IndexedLineSet line 2D shape or 3D shape (UNSUPPORTED)
    IndexedQuadSet polyhedron 3D mesh
    IndexedTriangleFanSet polyhedron 3D mesh
    IndexedTriangleSet polyhedron 3D mesh
    IndexedTriangleStripSet polyhedron 3D mesh
    LineSet line 2D shape or 3D shape (UNSUPPORTED)
    NurbsCurve UNSUPPORTED
    NurbsCurve2D UNSUPPORTED
    Polyline2D line 2D shape
    Polypoint2D TBD
    QuadSet polyhedron 3D mesh
    Rectangle2D rectangle 2D shape
    Sphere sphere 3D shape
    TriangleFanSet polyhedron 3D mesh
    TriangleSet polyhedron 3D mesh
    TriangleSet2D one or more geom2 2D shape
    TriangleStripSet polyhedron 3D mesh

    UNIT can be changed by a 'unit' statement

    • length (meters * conversionFactor)
    • angle (radians * conversionFactor)

    In addition, colors as part of materials are added to geometry. And colors as part of mesh are added to polygons of a geometry.

    Finally, there are many applications that can save to X3D formats. All testing is performed with X3D files from, period.

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    npm install @jscad/x3d-deserializer


    const x3dDeSerializer = require('@jscad/x3d-deserializer')
    const rawData = fs.readFileSync('PATH/TO/file.x3d')
    const jscadScript = x3dDeSerializer.deserialize({filename: 'file.x3d', output: 'script'}, rawData)


    The various JSCAD packages and all source code are part of the JSCAD Organization, and maintained by a group of volunteers. We welcome and encourage anyone to pitch in but please take a moment to read the following guidelines.

    • If you want to submit a bug report please make sure to follow the Reporting Issues guide. Bug reports are accepted as Issues via GitHub.

    • If you want to submit a change or a patch, please read the Contributing Guide. New contributions are accepted as Pull Requests via GitHub.

    • We only accept bug reports and pull requests on GitHub.

    • If you have a question about how to use JSCAD, then please start a conversation at the JSCAD User Group. You might find the answer in the User Guide.

    • If you have a change or new feature in mind, please start a conversation with the Core Developers and start contributing changes.

    Small Note: If editing this README, please conform to the standard-readme specification.


    The MIT License (MIT) (unless specified otherwise)


    npm i @jscad/x3d-deserializer

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