By Shiya Luo
As an experiment, Nop Jiarathanakul, graphics engineer at Autodesk, has built customizable toolbars for the View and Data API. Polymer is a library from Google built on top of web components, which encapsulate code and let you call them with custom HTML elements.
Previously, developers had to struggle with either calling the
GuiViewer3D, which is essentially the Autodesk 360 toolbar. The built in toolbar is not customizable, and can sometimes be broken by CSS on the page. Although the
GuiViewer3D function is convenient, developers will have to take whatever the Autodesk 360 team decides to do with the toolbar.
This is an effort to offer up a library for developers who wants to customize their toolbars without having to do all the heavy lifting. Instead of putting a
A demo of this toolbar can be found at http://lmv.rocks/
The source code is on GitHub.