annotator - 3D Annotation with Digital Media Notes
annotator [-esRr] [file]
IRIS Annotator is an authoring environment for annotating 3D models.
Annotator is based on a 3D geometry viewer for viewing and manipulating
3D models. Analogous to 2D redlining, it also allows you to annotate the
models using 3D markers. You then create and/or import multi-media notes
that present additional information about the model, and attach them to
the markers. Finally, you can save the annotated model, and mail it to
others for their review.
Annotator optionally takes a filename on the command line. The file can
be an Inventor file or an annotator file from a previous session. By
default, annotator starts up with an empty scene if a file is not
specified. The File menu allows you to Open or Import files.
For more information please refer to IRIS Annotator User's Guide and the
The following command line options apply to annotator:
-R Replace annotator's current scene with the one in the specified
file. If no annotator process is running, start one.
-r Same as the -R option, but mark the specified scene as new.
When you subsequently save the scene in annotator it will not
overwrite the file specified on the command line. Instead, you
will be prompted for a file name for the saved scene.
-e Start up in edit mode. By default, annotator starts up in
view-only mode if a file is specified, and edit mode if the
initial scene is empty. Use the Edit toggle under the Edit
menu to switch between edit mode and view-only mode.
-s Prevent System Call Notes from being played during marker
playback (default is to play them, unless user id is root).
This can be used to prevent potentially dangerous system calls
from being executed when playing an unknown document.
ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES [Toc] [Back]
Annotator uses netscape as its default viewer for World Wide Web Link
notes. Setting the environment variable WEBBROWSER to xmosaic allows you
to use the NCSA xmosaic viewer instead.
During the creation and playback of notes, annotator often creates
temporary files on disk. By default, these files are placed in your
/usr/tmp directory. Setting the environment variable TMPDIR allows you to
specify a different directory for these files.
WORLD WIDE WEB LINKS TO ANNOTATOR FILES
If you install SGI's version of the netscape web browser, your
/usr/local/lib/netscape/mime.types and /usr/local/lib/netscape/mailcap
files will contain an entry for annotator documents with the file
extension .ano. In an .html document, following a link to a document with
the .ano extension will launch annotator with the -r option.
WORLD WIDE WEB HOME PAGE [Toc] [Back]
/usr/sbin/annotator The program
/usr/share/data/materials Material palettes
/usr/share/data/textures Texture palettes
/usr/share/data/models Sample 3D data files
/usr/share/Annotator Sample annotated scenes
IRIS Annotator User's Guide, Annotator online help.
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