Native editor allow you to edit scripts with a native editor (e.g. sublime text). It is likely more confortable than editing within the browser. It is intended to power user and has to be run on the user computer. Please note that it is optional and not at all required to use 4dStudio.
here is native editor feature in actions.
It is published on npm as usual. So you first install it
$ npm install -g 4dstudio-localserver
And then launch it via
To tune your own editor, you need to have a blocking command line to launch it.
Pass it to the server via
EDITOR_4DSTUDIO environment variables.
- For atom, use
export $EDITOR_4DSTUDIO='atom --wait'.
- For sublime text, use
export $EDITOR_4DSTUDIO='subl --wait --new-window'
You are free to define it for the editor you like.
How to install from git
You simply clone the repository
git clone https://github.com/DAQRI/4dstudio-localserver.git
Go in the directory, and start the server on your computer with
Here are the step followed when 4dstudio is using native editor in 4dstudio-localserver
- User click on 'native editor' button above the js editor in 4dstudio
- 4dstudio contacts the local server with this content from codemirror, and a fake basename.
- This basename will be used to create a temporary file, which will be passed to the editor itself.
- Thus the user get a expected name (e.g. script.js)
- Based on the file extensions, the editor will provide contextual help, code colorisation, autocompletion etc...
- When the text is saved, the local server get the content of the provided files, and reply that to 4dstudio
- On reception of the new content, 4dstudio update the proper codemirror instance with the new content