Inquiry on the Merits of 3D Internet Browsers

Inquiry on the Merits of 3D Internet Browsers, Masters Thesis, 20 credits.
Author Advisor at UmU
Christoffer Nilsson, qrisse@poedecoder.com Lars-Erik Janlert, lej@cs.umu.se
Advisors at Telia
Ivar Grahn, Ivar.K.Grahn@telia.se External help with proof reading
Lars Hörding, Lars.M.Hording@telia.se Martha Womack, mewomack@pen.k12.va.us

The masters thesis is written in co-operation with Telia ProSoft AB.
Uppdragsspecifikation (in Swedish only).

Files
(All files in gzipped PostScript format unless otherwise stated)
  • Work plan: plan.ps.gz (5 kb)
  • Proposed report structure: struct.ps.gz (5 kb)
  • The Thesis, MS Word 7.0 Version, packed with WinZip (1.7 Megs compressed)

  • The VRML Model

    get cosmo player get worldview


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    Experimental Work

    The survey is finished, view the results.

    I have also been experimenting with the Extrusion node. Information and the VRML scenes can be accessed by following this link.

    The extrusion node experimenting resulted in a Java applet to generate simple extrusion nodes. It is not completely finished, and it's not likely that will happen in the near future. A help file is available. Click here to see what I have done so far.
    Useful Links
    Browsers
    Cosmo Player
    WorldView
    Community Place
    Viscape (svr)
    World Builders
    TrueSpace 3
    Internet3D Space Builder
    Articles
    The Great Leap Downward
    A Brief History of Cyberspace
    Interfacing the VRML World
    Interesting Worlds
    Dilbert
    Driftwood Funeez
    Floops
    Buzz.wrl of the week
    VRML Gallery
    Human Head
    Virtual WWW (svr)
    Companies
    Silicon Graphics
    Intervista
    Autodesk
    Kinetix
    Specs
    VRML 97
    VRML 1.0
    Compressed VRML propsal
    Scripting Language Plug-in proposal
    3D Modelers
    AutoCad
    3D Studio Max
    Rhino 3D
    Arena Design
    JavaScript
    Netscape JavaScript
    JavaScript Authoring Guide
    Java
    Java EAI FAQ
    Java Tutorial
    Java 3D FAQ
    Java 3D API
    EAI specification
    Orgs and Forums
    VRML Consortium
    VRML Repository
    VRML Site Magazine
    Crispen's VRML page
    Misc.
    MLA Documentation
    Pågående Xjobb (Swedish)

    Internal Links
    These links work on the internal network at Telia only.
    Telia ProSoft Sundsvall, HP Supernet

    qrisse@poedecoder.com