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Author Mauve, Martin
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Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Essential Requirement ♦ Standard Cad ♦ Cooperation Unaware Vrml Content ♦ Vrml Browser ♦ Distributed Environment ♦ Vrml Presentation ♦ Approach Relies ♦ Basic Service ♦ Vrml Content ♦ Maximum Portability ♦ General Aspect ♦ Collaboration-unaware Vrml Content ♦ Joint Viewing ♦ Animation Software ♦ Execution Engine ♦ Arbitrary Vrml Content ♦ Reliable Multicast ♦ Teco3d Prototype ♦ User Interaction ♦ Telecooperation Application
Description In this paper we present a method for sharing collaboration-unaware VRML content, e.g. 3D models which were not specifically developed for use in a distributed environment. This functionality is an essential requirement for the inclusion of arbitrary VRML content, as generated by standard CAD or animation software, into teleconferencing sessions. We have developed a 3D TeleCooperation (TeCo3D) prototype to demonstrate the feasibility of our approach. The basic services provided by the prototype are the distribution of cooperation unaware VRML content, the sharing of user interactions, and the joint viewing of the content. In order to achieve maximum portability, the prototype was developed completely in Java. This paper presents general aspects of sharing VRML content as well as the concepts, the architecture and the services of the TeCo3D prototype. Our approach relies on existing VRML browsers as the VRML presentation and execution engines while reliable multicast is used as the means of communication to provide for scalability.
In: Proc. of SPIE Multimedia Computing and Networking (MMCN) '99
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1999-01-01