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Initial steps

Solar System - X3DOM

Hello everyone,As a first task, I had to familiarize myself with X3DOM. And I always like learning by example, so I spent almost a week making a complete Solar System demo, including star field background (as skybox of course), with a button to show and hid the orbits.This is a simplist example possible, but it hits on several points which were useful for the upcoming tasks that I worked on:

  1. Lighting.
  2. Texturing
  3. Animation.
  4. Transformation manipulation (parenting objects to objects for Earth and moon rotations, etc...).
  5. Inlining X3DOM scenes from external files.
  6. Using Javascript to control behaviours in X3DOM scenes

After I finished the solar system project, I've recieved a new task, which I'm gonna talk about in the next blog post. 


European Union Seventh Framework is a Network of Excellence. The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 2007/2013) under the Grant Agreement 270404.