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#1
[Originally posted by chrisc3616]

Jon,

I'm trying to combine the drag and drop example with the Thirdperson example.
Have you tried to do this? If anyone has done this or would like to
collaborate on this please drop me an email chrisc3616@hotmail.com.

Thanks,
Chris
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#2
Re: Combining examples dnd and third person
[Originally posted by author]

Here's the response to your email query on this topic, which others might be
interested in...

As I recall, the DnD example shows you how to instantiate and place a static
object in a 3D world. I see no reason why you can't drag a file and
instantiate some 3D shape based on the file content. In essence that is what
the example is doing, only it uses a name, such as an object file name, as the
key for loading a vrml object file.

To manipulate the dragged object you have to also wire it up for interaction
feedback and interaction management. As I recall, this is not as simple a
process as I (and no doubt others) would like. This is one of the issues I
hope to eventually address in the Gumbo open source project that I am
currently (but rather slowly) working on.

In your email you inquired about augmented reality work. Here is a link
describing one of the first demonstrations of augmented reality to the
military, using live tanks, back in 1992.
http://www.jmbaai.com/vwsim99/vwsim99.html

--jon


> Jon,
>
> I'm trying to combine the drag and drop example with the Thirdperson example.
> Have you tried to do this? If anyone has done this or would like to
> collaborate on this please drop me an email chrisc3616@hotmail.com.
>
> Thanks,
> Chris