Open a Virtual World with MATLAB
Open a virtual world to view the virtual world in a virtual world viewer, scan its structure, and change virtual world properties from the MATLAB® Command Window.
After you create a
vrworld object, you can open the virtual world by using
vrworld object associated with that virtual world. This procedure
myworld associated with
the virtual world
vrmount.x3d as an example:
In the MATLAB Command Window, type
The MATLAB Command Window opens the virtual world
set(myworld, 'Description', 'My first virtual world');
Descriptionproperty is changed to
My first virtual world. This description displays in all Simulink® 3D Animation™ object listings, in the title bar of the Simulink 3D Animation Viewer, and in the list of virtual worlds on the Simulink 3D Animation HTML page.
Display the virtual world
The viewer that is set as the default viewer displays the virtual scene. The default viewer is typically the Simulink 3D Animation Viewer unless you have a different viewer set.
Alternatively, you can display the virtual world in an HTML5-enabled web browser.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 of the preceding procedure.
Open a web browser. In the Address box, type
The browser displays the Simulink 3D Animation HTML page with a link to My first virtual world. The number
8123is the default Simulink 3D Animation port number. If you set a different port number on your system, enter that number in place of
8123and restart MATLAB. For more information on the Simulink 3D Animation HTML page, see View Virtual World on Host Computer.
If the web browser has the VRML or X3D plug-in installed, in the browser window, click My first virtual world.
Your default HTML5-enabled web browser displays the virtual world
If your web browser is not HTML5-enabled, clicking a virtual world link such as My first virtual world results in a broken link message. The browser cannot display the virtual world.
For more information on changing your default viewer, see Set the Default Viewer.