AcousticProperties specifies the interaction of sound waves with characteristics of geometric objects in the scene. Acoustic coefficient values are expected to fully account for physical and structural characteristics of associated geometry such as width, height, thickness, shape, softness and/or hardness, and density variations.

The AcousticProperties node belongs to the Shape component and requires at least level 5, its default container field is acousticProperties. It is available from X3D version 4.0 or higher.


+ X3DNode
  + X3DAppearanceChildNode
    + AcousticProperties


SFNode [in, out] metadata NULL [X3DMetadataObject]

Information about this node can be contained in a MetadataBoolean, MetadataDouble, MetadataFloat, MetadataInteger, MetadataString or MetadataSet node.


SFString [in, out] description “”

Author-provided prose that describes intended purpose of the url asset.


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SFBool [in, out] enabled TRUE

Enables/disables node operation.

SFFloat [in, out] diffuse 0 [0,1]

diffuse coefficient of sound reflection indicates how much of the incident sound energy is reflected back in multiple directions.

SFFloat [in, out] specular 0 [0,1]

specular coefficient of sound reflection striking a plane surface, directly reflected back into space, where angle of reflection equals angle of incidence.

SFFloat [in, out] refraction 0 [0,1]

Sound refraction coefficient of a medium, which determines change in propagation direction of sound wave when obliquely crossing boundary between two mediums where its speed is different.


SFFloat [in, out] absorption 0 [0,1]

Specifies the sound absorption coefficient of a surface, meaning the ratio of sound intensity not reflected by a surface.



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