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X3D Reference



OrthoViewpoint provides an orthographic perspective-free view of a scene from a specific location and direction.

The OrthoViewpoint node belongs to the Navigation component and its container field is children. It is available since X3D version 3.0 or later.



SFNode [in, out] metadata NULL [X3DMetadataObject]

Metadata are not part of the X3D world and not interpreted by the X3D browser, but they can be accessed via the ECMAScript interface.

SFBool [in] set_bind

Sending event set_bind=true makes this node active. Sending event set_bind=false makes this node inactive. Thus setting set_bind to true/false will pop/push (enable/disable) this Viewpoint.

SFString [in, out] description ""

Text description or navigation hint to identify this Viewpoint.


Use spaces, make descriptions clear and readable. Many XML tools substitute XML character references automatically if needed (such as & for & ampersand, or " for " quotation mark).


Without description, this OrthoViewpoint is unlikely to appear on browser Viewpoints menu.

SFVec3f [in, out] position 0 0 10 (-∞,∞)

Position (x, y, z in meters) relative to local coordinate system.

SFRotation [in, out] orientation 0 0 1 0 [-1,1],(-∞,∞)

Rotation (axis, angle in radians) of Viewpoint, relative to default -Z axis direction in local coordinate system.


This is orientation _change_ from default direction (0 0 -1). Complex rotations can be accomplished axis-by-axis using parent Transforms.

SFVec3f [in, out] centerOfRotation 0 0 0 (-∞,∞)

CenterOfRotation specifies center point about which to rotate user's eyepoint when in EXAMINE or LOOKAT mode.

MFFloat [in, out] fieldOfView [ -1, -1, 1, 1 ] (-∞,∞)

Minimum and maximum extents of view in units of local coordinate system. Small field of view roughly corresponds to a telephoto lens, large field of view roughly corresponds to a wide-angle lens.


Rectangular display width/height = (maxX-minX) / (maxY-minY)


Minimum corner must remain less than maximum corner.

SFBool [in, out] jump TRUE

Transition instantly by jumping, or smoothly adjust offsets in place when changing to this Viewpoint.


Set jump=true for smooth camera motion when going to this viewpoint.

SFBool [in, out] retainUserOffsets FALSE

Retain (true) or reset to zero (false) any prior user navigation offsets from defined viewpoint position, orientation.

SFBool [out] isBound

Event true sent when node becomes active, event false sent when unbound by another node.

SFTime [out] bindTime

Event sent when node becomes active/inactive.



  • NavigationInfo, Background, TextureBackground, Fog, OrthoViewpoint and Viewpoint are bindable nodes, meaning that no more than one of each node type can be active at a given time.


  • Do not include Viewpoint or OrthoViewpoint as a child of LOD or Switch, instead use ViewpointGroup as parent to constrain location proximity where the viewpoint is available to user.

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