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A good introductory text in the subject of VR is Virtual Reality Systems, by J.
Vince, Addision Wesley, 1995.
A major resource is the:
VRML and VirtualReality on the
Internet web site
Valuable VRML resources include:
INFORMATION ON VRML MATERIALS WITH ESSENTIAL DOWNLOADS TO BEGIN.
3D graphics accelerators are wonderful -- Choose an
accelerator that will support both OpenGL and DirectX Rendering
Windows/MS Dos Machine
66 Mg Hz 486 although slow, it will work
Pentium Processor the best -- the faster, the better
Macintosh with FPU
Internet Connection 14.4 Baud modem will work, but 28.8 Bauds and direct
connects are the best
Netscape 3.0 or higher -- You will get a wider variety of VRML
Microsoft Explorer is developing more VRML/3D web developing tools for
its web browser
VRML Multii-User Environments
You need to monitor some of these areas. These are wonderful Internet
Graphics that demonstrate the "true" potential of Internet VR.
Major Links to VRML
VRML Worlds for Surfin'
VRML Production Applications
(Without VRML Programming)
* Fairly Easy to Use in Talkmitt's opinion
** More Difficult in Talkmitt's opinion
Learn VRML Code
Models, Textures, Sound Files for use in VRML Creation
Reality Materials --- The "Inspiration for VRML"
other 3D graphics/VR/ VRML development programs
Educational Sites of Interest