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Install V-Realm Editor


The Simulink® 3D Animation™ product includes the 3D World Editor for editing virtual worlds. You can use the 3D World Editor on all supported platforms for Simulink 3D Animation. The 3D World Editor is the default editor. For a comparison of editors, see Choose a Virtual World Editor.

V-Realm Editor Installation on Windows Platforms

When you install the Simulink 3D Animation product, files are copied to your hard drive for the Ligos® V-Realm Builder, which is an optional virtual world editor available on Windows® platforms. However, the installation is not complete.

Installing the virtual world editor writes a key to the Microsoft® Windows registry, making extra V-Realm Builder library files available for you to use. The installation associates the Edit button in Simulink 3D Animation blocks with this editor:

  1. From your desktop, right-click the MATLAB® icon and select Run as administrator.

  2. In the MATLAB Command Window, type

    vrinstall -install

    or type


    The MATLAB Command Window displays the following messages:

    Starting editor installation...
  3. Type


    If the editor installation was successful, the MATLAB Command Window displays this message:

    Virtual World editor: installed 
  4. Exit MATLAB and restart MATLAB.

  5. Set the default editor to V-Realm Builder. In MATLAB, enter:

  6. To open a file in the V-Realm editor, in MATLAB navigate to a virtual world file, right-click, and select Edit.


    The vredit command opens the 3D World Editor, regardless of the default editor preference setting.

V-Realm Builder Help


You cannot access the V-Realm Builder documentation from the web. If you are reading this page on the web, then open the MATLAB Help browser and navigate to the V-Realm Builder documentation.

To access V-Realm Builder help from the MATLAB Help browser, click V-Realm Builder help.

You can view the V-Realm Builder help even if you have not installed V-Realm Builder.

Uninstall V-Realm Builder

Use the MathWorks® uninstaller. Running this utility removes the Simulink 3D Animation and Ligos V-Realm Builder software from your system. It also restores your previous system configuration.

  1. On the Windows task bar, click Start, point to MATLAB, and then click the uninstaller.

    The MathWorks uninstaller begins running.

  2. Select the Simulink 3D Animation check box.

  3. Follow the remaining uninstall instructions.

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