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The VRML 2.0 sourcebook

Author: Andrea L Ames; David R Nadeau; John L Moreland
Publisher: New York ; Chichester, Eng. : Wiley, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"It took a team of experts from SDSC (the San Diego Supercomputer Center) to write the most authoritative and comprehensive guide available for creating 3-D virtual worlds on the Internet with VRML. Focusing on step-by-step guidance and insider tips and tricks, this task-oriented guide contains everything you need to make optimum use of this new technology. Totally rewritten for Version 2.0, this book explains how  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ames, Andrea L.
VRML 2.0 sourcebook.
New York ; Chichester, Eng. : Wiley, ©1997
(OCoLC)698019045
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea L Ames; David R Nadeau; John L Moreland
ISBN: 0471165077 9780471165071
OCLC Number: 35293023
Notes: Revised edition of: VRML sourcebook. c1996.
Includes index.
Description: xxxiii, 654 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements: IBM compatible PC, Macintosh, UNIX; CD-ROM drive; Web browser; VRML browser to view the VRML in three dimensions.
Contents: Introduction to VRML --
Key Concepts --
Building and Grouping Predefined Shapes --
Building Text Shapes --
Positioning Shapes --
Rotating Shapes --
Scaling Shapes --
Animating Position, Orientation, and Scale --
Sensing Viewer Actions --
Controlling Appearance with Materials --
Grouping Nodes --
Inlining Files --
Building Shapes with Points, Lines, and Faces --
Building Elevation Grids --
Building Extruded Shapes --
Binding Colors to Points, Lines, Faces, and Coordinates --
Mapping Textures --
Controlling Texture Mapping --
Controlling Shading --
Lighting Your Worlds --
Creating Shiny Shapes Using Materials --
Adding a Background --
Adding Fog --
Adding Sound --
Controlling Detail --
Controlling the Viewpoint --
Sensing Viewer Proximity --
Adding Anchors --
Providing Information About Your Worlds --
Creating Program Scripts --
Creating New Node Types --
App. A. Radians and Degrees --
App. B. Recommended Resources --
App. C. About the CD-ROM.
Responsibility: Andrea L. Ames, David R. Nadeau, John L. Moreland.
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THE BEST BOOK AVAILABLE ON VRML FROM THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO COULD HAVE WRITTEN IT It took a team of experts from SDSC (the San Diego Supercomputer Center) to write the most authoritative and  Read more...

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