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Open Standards for Real-Time 3D Communication

Open Standards for Real-Time 3D Communication
The German 3D software developer Bitmanagement Software GmbH who are in the board of directors of the Web3D Consortium in Mountain View, California, USA has released the new authoring tool "BS Content Studio", which enables a wide audience to create interactive and Internet ready 3D content. This tool will sustainable accelerate and simplify the work-flow and time necessary to compose, animate and optimize 3D models and interactive content for the web and standalone applications. Even "non 3D specialists” can be now in the position to generate 3D real-time applications easily. The "BS Content Studio" Tool addresses a horizontal market and has been developed around the Web3D ISO standard X3D with the goal to enable a broad range of application domains including CAD, GIS, games, process automation, 3D printing, virtual catalogs, 3D marketing banners, configurators, product visualization, automation, augmented reality, stereo TV content, social communication and many more. Related:  CAD - Simulation

About FreeCAD - free-cad Making Virtual Reality Less Virtual A decade ago, the dream of a separate, virtual world didn’t seem so far-fetched. Second Life, a digital world where people could create and interact with human-like avatars, seemed poised to blow up. A magazine wrote a cover story about a Second Life millionaire. Politicians made policy announcements in the virtual world. Reuters, CNN, Wired, and other media outlets built bureaus there. Second Life never took off as predicted. But that might be changing. Rosedale is also back on the virtual reality scene with the new venture. Even if Rosedale is right, that’s probably a while away. At this early stage in the gestation process, though, it’s fascinating to take a closer look at Rosedale’s mission, because it exposes a lot of basic, mind-bending questions. Like many other new technologies, Rosedale predicts, the rise of virtual reality will come not in a wave, but with a creep—as it becomes more useful, it will start to seem more normal. More From The Atlantic

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3D Graphics Development Tools start [VIBE] In the News Virtual Worlds as Venues for Public Archaeology at Society for Historical Archaeology Blog By Beverly Chiarulli and Marion Smeltzer 3 virtual environment platforms that inspire learning at Hypergrid Business News By Ann Cudworth Recent Speaking Events or Publications Congratulations to Dr. Design and Evaluation of a Simulation for Pediatric Dentistry in Virtual Worlds Ustream recordings (right click and open in new tab/page) OpenSimulator Community Conference 2013: The Fantastic Voyage of Converting to OpenSim for Biology and Archaeology Education VSTE: Stephen Gasior, Sept. 16, 2013 SIGVE Speaker: Stephen Gasior, Sept. 17, 2013 Second Life - Staff House OpenSim VIBE Grid Login-URI: Registration Web Interface: just put URI in Grid manager and registration is splash page Grid Name: vibe Hypergrid Address: vibe.bio-se.info:9000:VIBE Please see the Hypergrid page for more information on how to access the VIBE grid. About Facebook and SecondLife Builders Archeology

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Interactive 3D graphics for the Web, at last Up until now, it is claimed, interactive 3D graphics have not been available on the World Wide Web, even though "almost all PCs as well as mobile and embedded devices already contain high-performance 3D graphics hardware to process it." Two development groups have teamed up to change that. In a joint press release published at Phys.Org, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence and Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research report they "are working to describe computer scenes in spatial detail directly within the websites’ code." The two teams report they have agreed on a common proposal to extend the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) to include advanced graphics capabilities. The two institutes originally each had their own proposals, namely X3DOM and XML3D, but say they are now distilling their technologies into common components to bring interactive and highly dynamic 3D graphics to the declarative world of HTML. (Photo by Joe McKendrick.

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