Note: This documentation is for the development version of X3DOM. Released versions: 1.5, 1.4, 1.3, 1.2.

Camera Navigation

X3DOM provides some generic interaction and navigation methods. Interactive objects will be handled by HTML-like events. Navigation can be user-defined or controlled by specific predefined modes.

Currently X3DOM supports the following interactive navigation modes:

  • Examine
  • Walk
  • Fly
  • Look-at
  • Look-around
  • Game
  • Helicopter

Non-Interactive movement encompasses the functionality of:

  • Resetting a view
  • Showing all
  • Upright view

Interactive camera movement

Examine

Activate this mode by pressing the "e" key.

Function Mouse Button
Rotate Left / Left + Shift
Pan Mid / Left + Ctrl
Zoom Right / Wheel / Left + Alt
Set center of rotation Double-click left

Walk

Activate this mode by pressing the "w" key.

Function Mouse Button
Move forward Left
Move backward Right

Fly

Activate this mode by pressing the "f" key.

Function Mouse Button
Move forward Left
Move backward Right

Helicopter

Activate this mode by pressing the "h" key.

To look downwards/upwards and to move higher/lower use the keys (8/9 and 6/7).

Function Mouse Button
Move forward Left

Look at

Activate this mode by pressing the "l" key.

Function Mouse Button
Move in Left
Move out Right

Game

Activate this mode by pressing the "g" key.

To look around (rotate view) move the mouse.

Function Key
Move forward Cursor up
Move backward Cursor down
Strafe Left Cursor left
Strafe Right Cursor right

Non-interactive camera movement

Function Key
Reset view r
Show all a
Upright u

Mid-Button troubleshooting

If the web page has scroll bars and autoscrolling is enabled, Mid-Button currently does not work correctly. As a workaround, you can disable autoscrolling by unchecking the Use autoscrolling checkbox in the Firefox browser options, as is shown in the screenshot below (for the Firefox case).

_images/UseAutoscrolling1.png

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