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Setup 3D Wayfinder as kiosk application

To use 3D Wayfinder in touch-screen kiosk, you need to use browser with kiosk-mode or special information kiosk software.

We recommend to use NW.js (previously called node-webkit). It is open-source software, you can download NW.js for free. NW.js is an app runtime based on Chromium and node.js. It is fast and also secure for kiosk browser. Cromium is the best browser engine for webGL, you can see the benchmarking.

Now you need to modify package.json file, to disable toolbar and set the start-page to your 3D Wayfinder project:

{
“window”: {
“kiosk”: true,
“toolbar”: false,
“frame”: true
},
“main”: “http://static.3dwayfinder.com/projects/YOUR_WAYFINDER_PROJECT_ID/TEMPLATE/”,
“name”: “3D Wayfinder”
}

You have to change YOUR_WAYFINDER_PROJECT_ID to your 3D Wayfinder project unique ID and TEMPLATE to the template name, you are going to use in your kiosk. When you don’t specify the template, project will be shown with default template.

 

When you add nw.exe to start-up menu (under Windows), kiosk application will be opened every time after reboot. To close the NW.js windows, just use ALT+F4.

When you have many wayfinding kiosks, you can change the You-Are-Here to different place in your 3D floor-plan for each kiosks. For this you need to specify the kiosk in URL by adding #{“kiosk”:ID} to the end of url, where “ID” is the kiosk ID. For setting kiosk view, please see user manual. So the url with kiosk location will look like this:

https://static.3dwayfinder.com/projects/demo/default/#{“kiosk”:3}