Navigate Using the Web Viewer
Display and Navigation
Most of the navigation features for the Web Viewer are the same as for the Simulink® 3D Animation™ Viewer and the 3D World Editor Virtual world display pane. For details about Simulink 3D Animation Viewer navigation, see Navigate Using the Simulink 3D Animation Viewer.
Some differences between the two viewers include:
The Web Viewer does not include a menu bar.
For virtual worlds with undefined background colors, the Web Viewer uses the default canvas color of the browser; the Simulink 3D Animation Viewer uses a black background.
The supported navigation features depend on what web browser you use. For example, when R2013b was released, Firefox® was the only supported web browser that supports context menu options that are specific to Simulink 3D Animation, such as viewpoints options.
To determine whether the HTML5-enabled browser that you want to use supports WebGL (Web
Graphics Library), see
|Navigation Function||Keyboard Shortcut|
Straighten up and make the camera stand on the horizontal plane of its local coordinates.
Toggle the headlight on and off.
Toggle the navigation zones on and off.
Go to default viewpoint.
Return to current viewpoint.
Go to previous viewpoint.
Go to next viewpoint.
Set the navigation method to Walk.
Set the navigation method to Examine.
Set the navigation method to Fly.
Move the camera forward and backward.
Shift Up/Down Arrow
Pan the camera up and down.
Pan the camera right and left.
Left/Right Arrow, Shift+Left/Right Arrow
Tilt the camera right and left.
Shift+Alt+Left/ Right Arrow
Slide up and down.
Slide left and right.
Set pivot point
Orbit around selected item (pivot point)
Turn interactive mode on or off
Set navigation mode to
Cycle through navigation speed presets
Show or hide information panel
Show or hide status bar
Show or hide rendering information panel
Cycle through navigation panel modes
Web Viewer Preferences
The following Simulink 3D Animation preferences apply to the Web Viewer, and to the 3D World Editor.
Canvas > Navigation panel
Figure > Appearance > Status bar
Figure > Appearance > Navigation zones
To access the preferences, from the MATLAB® Toolstrip, in the Home tab, in the Environment section, select Preferences > Simulink 3D Animation.
- Open the Web Viewer
- Set Simulink 3D Animation Preferences
- Listen to Sound in a Virtual World
- View a Virtual World in Stereoscopic Vision