***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** Hi Vlado, > > > I am trying to create VRML files that can be imported into an > > immersive 3D environment, The current approach is to use pajek's > > ability to export data to VRML 1.0 format, and then manually edit > > these files. > > > > However, this does not allow the creation of dynamic links between > > nodes in the network. > > What do you mean with 'dynamic link' ? > > Vlado Perhaps I should explain the problem that we are having in full, We would like to map attributes and prestige values (using the eigen vector) onto the nodes. Our Intention was to use size of the node to reflect the prestige value. However, the problem is that the VRML output from Pajek is static and the links between the nodes are solid cylinders with the spherical nodes acting to cover the point where they join. This means that if we increase the size of the node in the VRML code we risk overlap with other nodes and if we decrease the size of the node the links will end before they get to the node. In this context a dynamic link, would be one that could change its length depending on a node size and position. It might be too much work to embed this in the VRML itself, so we are looking to use a algorithm that would convert network data into VRML with all the additional node size and distance information already in there. In my research of social network analysis and visualization tools I have only been able to find one that exports data to VRML, your Pajek application. If you or anyone could provide any help or guidance on where to go to get the resources to complete this task it would be very much appreciated. Kind Regards Andy Swarbrick TecLAB Department of Speech Communication University of Illinois Urbana IL61820 Illinois USA @: [log in to unmask] [log in to unmask] url: http://www.knowledge-business.co.uk Yahoo Group : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/knowledgenetworks _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.