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X_ITE X3D Browser

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X_ITE is a robust X3D JavaScript WebGL browser that is compatible with all major web browsers and can be used as a full standard X3D browser as well as a VRML viewer.

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For Production

If you are going to use X_ITE in a production environment, you should use a fixed version of X_ITE. You can get a list of all available versions here on npm.

<script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/x_ite@9.7.0/dist/x_ite.min.js"></script>
<!-- or as ES module for use in scripts -->
<script type="module">
import X3D from "https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/x_ite@9.7.0/dist/x_ite.min.mjs";

Info: It is no longer necessary to include the CSS file.


This script initializes an X3D canvas within an HTML page, configuring it to contain a scene, a camera and a geometric cube with default material properties. It then animates the rotation of the cube within the scene, ensuring that the camera captures the dynamic action.

Declarative Syntax

<script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/x_ite@9.7.0/dist/x_ite.min.js"></script>
  <X3D profile='Interchange' version='4.0'>
      <unit category='angle' name='degree' conversionFactor='0.017453292519943295'></unit>
          description='Initial View'
          position='2.869677 3.854335 8.769781'
          orientation='-0.7765887 0.6177187 0.1238285 28.9476440862198'></Viewpoint>
      <Transform DEF='Box'
          rotation='0 1 0 0'>
      <TimeSensor DEF='Timer'
      <OrientationInterpolator DEF='Rotor'
          key='0, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1'
          keyValue='0 1 0 0, 0 1 0 90, 0 1 0 180, 0 1 0 270, 0 1 0 0'></OrientationInterpolator>
      <ROUTE fromNode='Timer' fromField='fraction_changed' toNode='Rotor' toField='set_fraction'></ROUTE>
      <ROUTE fromNode='Rotor' fromField='value_changed' toNode='Box' toField='set_rotation'></ROUTE>

Pure JavaScript

The same scene can also be created using pure JavaScript:

<script type="module">
import X3D from "https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/x_ite@9.7.0/dist/x_ite.min.mjs";

   browser = X3D .getBrowser (),
   scene   = browser .currentScene;

scene .setProfile (browser .getProfile ("Interchange"));
scene .addComponent (browser .getComponent ("Interpolation", 1));

await browser .loadComponents (scene);

// Viewpoint

const viewpointNode = scene .createNode ("Viewpoint");

viewpointNode .set_bind    = true;
viewpointNode .description = "Initial View";
viewpointNode .position    = new X3D .SFVec3f (2.869677, 3.854335, 8.769781);
viewpointNode .orientation = new X3D .SFRotation (-0.7765887, 0.6177187, 0.1238285, 0.5052317);

scene .rootNodes .push (viewpointNode);

// Box

   transformNode  = scene .createNode ("Transform"),
   shapeNode      = scene .createNode ("Shape"),
   appearanceNode = scene .createNode ("Appearance"),
   materialNode   = scene .createNode ("Material"),
   boxNode        = scene .createNode ("Box");

appearanceNode .material = materialNode;

shapeNode .appearance = appearanceNode;
shapeNode .geometry   = boxNode;

transformNode .children .push (shapeNode);

scene .rootNodes .push (transformNode);

// Give the node a name if you like.
scene .addNamedNode ("Box", transformNode);

// Animation

   timeSensorNode   = scene .createNode ("TimeSensor"),
   interpolatorNode = scene .createNode ("OrientationInterpolator");

timeSensorNode .cycleInterval = 10;
timeSensorNode .loop          = true;

for (let i = 0; i < 5; ++ i)
  interpolatorNode .key [i]      = i / 4;
  interpolatorNode .keyValue [i] = new X3D .SFRotation (0, 1, 0, Math .PI * i / 2);

scene .rootNodes .push (timeSensorNode, interpolatorNode);

// Routes

scene .addRoute (timeSensorNode,   "fraction_changed", interpolatorNode, "set_fraction");
scene .addRoute (interpolatorNode, "value_changed",    transformNode,    "set_rotation");
<!-- x3d-canvas element comes here: -->

NPM Usage

To install, use the following command:

$ npm install x_ite

Maybe you are curious now how to use X_ITE with Electron?


X_ITE needs your support. If you become a Patreon, we can improve X_ITE even better.


X_ITE is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 3 only, as published by the Free Software Foundation.

See Also

  • x3d-tidy — X3D converter, beautifier and minimizer
  • x3d-image — render image files from X3D
  • sunrize — a multi-platform X3D editor

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