With the widespread use of VRML browsers, e.g., as part of the Netscape and Internet Explorer standard distributions, everyone connected to the Internet can directly enter a virtual world without installing a new kind of software. The VRML techlogy offers the basis for new forms of customer service such as interactive three-dimensional product configuration, spare part ordering, or customer training. Also, this techlogy can be used for CSCW in intranets. The reader should be familiar with programming languages and computers and, in particular, should kw Java or at least an object-oriented programming language. The book t only provides and explains source code, which can be used as a starting point for own implementations, but it also describes the fundamental problems and how currently kwn solutions work. It discusses a variety of different techniques and trade-offs. Many illustrations help the reader to understand and memorize the underlying principles.
Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
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Computing: Professional & Programming
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Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K