Wed 16 Apr
Paolo Cignoni (IEI- CNR, Pisa)
VRML 2.0, a 3d scene description language for the web.
VRML is a scene description language, which describes 3D environments
over the Net. VRML is an acronym for "Virtual Reality Modeling
Language." Just as HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is a file format
that defines the layout and content of a 2D page with links to more
information, VRML is a file format that defines the layout and content
of a 3D world with links to more information. Unlike HTML, however,
VRML worlds are spacious and inherently interactive - filled with
objects that react to the user and to each other. This talk will give
a short overview of the language and of its main features.