Virtual World Viewers
After you create a virtual world in VRML or X3D (see Build Virtual Reality Worlds), you can visualize that virtual world with a virtual world viewer or HTML5-enabled web browser.
The Simulink® 3D Animation™ product includes three viewers.
Simulink 3D Animation Viewer (the default viewer)
Simulink 3D Animation Web Viewer
To determine which viewer to use, see Comparison of Viewers.
Host and Remote Viewing
You can view a virtual world on your host computer, with either the Simulink 3D Animation Viewer, Orbisnap, or a web browser. For web browser support, Simulink 3D Animation provides the Simulink 3D Animation Web Viewer.
In most configurations, you do not need to install a viewer on a client computer because you can perform all the tasks on a host computer. However, if you have large models that consume considerable computational resources, you can use a client computer to run and view the virtual world.
To view a virtual world on a client computer, which does not need to have Simulink 3D Animation installed, you can use the Web Viewer, or Orbisnap. For remote viewing, use the Web Viewer or Orbisnap.
Comparison of Viewers
|Simulink 3D Animation Viewer
|Simulink 3D Animation Web Viewer
Windows®, Macintosh, and Linux®
Windows, Macintosh, and Linux
|Windows, Macintosh, and Linux
HTML5-enabled web browser
|Installed with product
|Host interface installed with product
|Simulink 3D Animation required
- Set the Default Viewer
- Set Simulink 3D Animation Preferences
- Open the Simulink 3D Animation Viewer
- Specify Rendering Techniques
- Navigate Using the Simulink 3D Animation Viewer
- Navigate Through Viewpoints
- Simulate with the Simulink 3D Animation Viewer
- Record Offline Animations
- Capture Frames
- Play Animations with Simulink 3D Animation Viewer