Date: Wed 16 Apr
Time: 15.00
Place: room 506

Speaker: Paolo Cignoni (IEI- CNR, Pisa)
Title: VRML 2.0, a 3d scene description language for the web.
Reference: Paola Magillo

Abstract. 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.