VRML-Based System for a 3D Virtual Museum

VRML-Based System for a 3D Virtual Museum

José-Fernando. Diez-Higuera (University of Valladolid, Spain) and Francisco-Javier Diaz-Pernas (University of Valladolid, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-553-5.ch539


In the last few years, because of the increasing growth of the Internet, general-purpose clients have achieved a high level of popularity for static consultation of text and pictures. This is the case of the World Wide Web (i.e., the Web browsers). Using a hypertext system, Web users can select and read in their computers information from all around the world, with no other requirement than an Internet connection and a navigation program. For a long time, the information available on the Internet has been series of written texts and 2D pictures (i.e., static information). This sort of information suited many publications, but it was highly unsatisfactory for others, like those related to objects of art, where real volume, and interactivity with the user, are of great importance. Here, the possibility of including 3D information in Web pages makes real sense.

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