Installing the Library
Installation on a Web Server
The library is deliverd as a zip file. Upload the zip file to the
server and unpack it in the document root directory of your server
(or alternatively upload the unpacked zip). The zip file contains
a single top-level folder named taccgl061.
Multiple versions of the library can coexist on a server, see the Upgrading section below.
The library is deliverd as a zip file.
You can simply unpack the zip file in a directory of your choice and
then open the index.html file contained therein with your web browser.
Opening the index.html file while it is still stored in the zip will not
work, you need to completely unpack the zip file.
Note, however, that some browsers (e.g. chrome and webkit) apply
stronger security checks for local access and so not all features
will work locally unless you start the browser with specific
options. Therefore we would recommend to install a local web
server and then follow the "Installation on a Web Sever" below.
If you nevertheless install it locally, you need to use the
options without them many examples will silently stop working
(i.e. there are security messages on the debugging console only)
which can be very frustrating.
Please go ahead and read about the options.
Finishing / Cleaning up an Installation
The files in the doc and example directories and
the index.html file are not needed for normal operation and can
The files in the src subdirectory are needed for debugging
and development and can therefore also be deleted on a production
server, unless debugging is needed.
On a production server we recommend to enable gzip compression (e.g. using the apache deflate module)
to compress the library and the 3D model files and so speed up page loading times.
Upgrading from older Versions
You can install multiple versions of the library at the same time.
After installation of a new version, you need to update the version number
in the <script> statements of pages using the old version, see Including the Library.
Only afterwards, you can delete the old version by deleting the corresponding /taccgl??? directory.
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