Leipzig, 28th April 2017: We just released Titania 3.0.3 for all Ubuntu flavours and other Linux distributions! This is the third release in the stable Titania 3.0 series. This is a bug fix release for the current Ubuntu version 17.04 Zesty Zapus. Be aware, Titania loves you.
The selection of the geometry is reworked and now more intuitive. It is now possible to select one geometry and than another without leaving the geometry editing mode. Additionally it is now possible to change material and texture when in geometry editing mode. Editable geometry is the IndexedFaceSet node, all other geometry nodes are now visually highlighted, their polygons are displayed in dark blue. All primitive geometry nodes can be smashed with the »Hammer Button« into an editable IndexedFaceSet node. Copy & paste of faces does now work seamlessly between different IndexedFaceSet nodes regardless whether the node has negative scale or different ccw values and the »Transform Tool« of points, edges, and faces does now snap to the grid.
Height Map Expander
ElevationGrid nodes and GeoElevationGrid nodes come now with the ability to set an »Height Map« over the grid. Any black and white image can be used as height map. It is possible to modify the height even after the image is set.
Geometry can now be edited via the »Sculp Tool«. Different brushes exists like »Pull«, »Push«, »Roughten«, »Smooth«, and »Undo Brush«. The brush geometry can be adjusted as you need and saved in a palette for later use.
The »File Open Dialog« does now provide new file formats. Now, all X3D file formats are supported, even the brand new JSON format and VRML1, either compressed or uncompressed. Besides this Autodesk's 3DS file format, Alias Wavefront's OBJ format, SVG documents, and PDF documents are supported by now. JSON format is completely supported and it is not only possible to open JSON files but also JSON files can be saved.
Prior to this version Titania has come with some command line tools like x3dtidy. As of this version it only exists »titania« which includes now all other commands. Have a look at the titania man page to get more information about its use.
More information on how to install the AUR package for Titanita can be found at our Download page.
Video of dynamic shadows in Titania
For Titania SpotLight nodes, DirectionalLight nodes, and PointLight nodes, there is a shadow subsection in the light’s Attribute Editor. You can adjust the shadow color, the shadow intensity, the shadow diffusion, and the shadow map size. Titania then automatically creates shadow maps to render the desired shadow.
The Transform Tool has become overhauled and is now even more flexible than it ever was before.
The new Background Editor lets you adjust backgrounds in a very comfortable way now.
The brand new Geometry Editor is ready for release and provides you with basic geometry editing operations.
Titania is a is a fast, powerful and highly interactive full standard X3D/VRML editor that also works as standalone browser for all flavours of Ubuntu. Titania competely supports the Moving Worlds specification for VRML 2.0 and most parts of the X3D 3.3 specification. Titania is freely downloadable for any usage and licensed under the GPL3. See the documentation to learn how Titania works.
- Lightweight implementation of X3D without additional gadgets and foreign nodes
- Fully conforms with the specification
- Complete VRML 2.0 support including advanced prototyping support
- Support of modern 3D accelerators via OpenGL
- Advanced rendering: layering, mipmapping, reflection mapping and enhanced, customizable anti-aliasing
Featured Project: Cobweb WebGL X3D Browser
A new examples library is now available at GitHub. Most of them are found on the Internet and are provided »as is«. They run fine with the latest version of Titania and Cobweb. We collected a lot of examples from simple to advanced worlds. If you want to download a single sub-directory you can use GitHub's svn support:
svn export https://github.com/create3000/Library/trunk/Examples/Astronomy
Copy and paste the line above into a terminal and replace the sub-directory with the directory of your choice. But now, have fun with watching and listening!