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The Visual Computer

, Volume 15, Issue 7–8, pp 395–412 | Cite as

DeepMatrix – An open technology based virtual environment system

  • Gerhard Reitmayr
  • Shane Carroll
  • Andrew Reitemeyer
  • Michael G. Wagner
Special issue on Real-time Virtual Worlds

Abstract

In this paper we present DeepMatrix, a shared 3D virtual environment system based on two open technologies, Java and the Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML). The system is designed for use on current consumer hardware and requires only a standard Web browser with VRML plug-in. Due to a lean client-server implementation, system performance is superior to comparable approaches and easily extensible. This paper also introduces authoring for DeepMatrix environments and discusses results drawn from a large experimental implementation of widely varying and interconnected virtual worlds.

Key words: VRML – Java – World Wide Web – Virtual environment system 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerhard Reitmayr
    • 1
  • Shane Carroll
    • 2
  • Andrew Reitemeyer
    • 2
  • Michael G. Wagner
    • 3
  1. 1.Vienna University of Technology, Karlsplatz 13/202, 1040 Vienna, AustriaAustria
  2. 2.Geometrek 3d Solutions Ltd., London, UKUK
  3. 3.Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-5406, USA e-mail: wagner@asu.eduUSA

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