An introduction to VRMLview
Then, use a general-purpose viewer such as VRMLview to view your scene in VR.
VRML97 is an excellent file format for use with VR, as it has many interesting capabilities for creating interactive VR applications, such as:
- keyframe animation
VRMLview is available at the visualisation cluster of the HPC&V Reality Centre, for use on the Reality Cube and Reality Theatre. There is also a stand-alone Linux version for testing your VR-application on a desktop pc. This Linux version is available on request.
VRMLview has been used for many of the projects at HPC/V. These include:
- Information visualisation: legal databases in 3D
- Floating Sculpture, a virtual art piece created for the opening of the Zernikeborg in 2002.
- Visualisation of industrial installation for gas treatment
- CFD Visualisation in Virtual Reality - The Titanic resurrected
- Landscape visualisation
- Archtectural Visualisation
- Interior Design Visualisation
- Various medical and psychological experiments such as the Chicken Experiment and the Staircase Experiment.
VRMLview is programmed in C using OpenGL. It has options such as frustrum culling, back face culling, triangle strips, display lists etc. to obtain optimal performance. When running in the Reality Cube, the Wanda can be used for navigation and user interaction. Of the 55 node types defined in VRML97, 51 are currently supported by VRMLview.
More in-depth information about VRMLview is given here.
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