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How to Navigate Through a Virtual World


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Summary

This article discusses the different ways to navigate within a Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) page (or virtual world) in Internet Explorer.

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You can move within a virtual world using a mouse, keyboard, or joystick.

Navigating with a Mouse

To navigate in a virtual world using a mouse, follow these steps:
  1. Click one of the navigation buttons (Walk, Slide, Tilt, or Spin) on the VRML Support toolbar.
  2. Point to the virtual scene.
  3. Click and hold down the left mouse button while moving the mouse pointer in the direction you want to go.

    NOTE: You can move toward a specific object by double-clicking the object.
  4. Repeat the steps above as needed.

Navigating with the Keyboard

To navigate in a virtual world using the keyboard, follow these steps:
  • To move forward, backward, left, or right, press the appropriate ARROW key.
  • To tilt, press and hold down the SHIFT key while you press one of the ARROW keys.
  • To slide, press and hold down the CTRL key while you press one of the ARROW keys.

Navigating with a Joystick

To navigate in a virtual world using a joystick, follow these steps:
  1. Click inside the virtual scene using the left mouse button.
  2. Move the joystick in the direction you want to go. To tilt, press and hold down the SHIFT key while moving the joystick. To slide, press and hold down the CTRL key while moving the joystick.
If your joystick has a point of view (POV) hat, you can use the POV hat as a slide control. To slide up or down, move the POV hat forward or backward. To slide sideways, move the POV hat to the left or right.

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Article Info
Article ID : 154782
Revision : 4
Created on : 1/19/2007
Published on : 1/19/2007
Exists online : False
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