Opening a virtual world lets you view the virtual world in a VRML 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 the
associated with that virtual world. This procedure uses the
with the virtual world
vrmount.wrl as an example:
In the MATLAB Command Window, type
The MATLAB Command Window opens the virtual world
set(myworld, 'Description', 'My first virtual world');
Description property is changed to
first virtual world. This is the description that is displayed
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. This is typically the Simulink 3D Animation Viewer unless you have a different viewer set.
Alternatively, you can display the virtual world in a VRML-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.
8123 is the default Simulink 3D Animation port
number. If you set a different port number on your system, enter that
number in place of
8123 and 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 plug-in installed, in the browser window, click My first virtual world.
Your default VRML-enabled Web browser
displays the virtual world
Note If your Web browser is not VRML-enabled, clicking on 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.