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Gavin Bell

Primary author of the VRML 1.0 standard

Tuesday November 19th 1996 at 7:00pm
College of Dupage Room OCC-128A


The Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) is an emerging Internet standard for describing and distributing three dimensional objects and virtual worlds across the World Wide Web. Version 2.0 of the VRML standard was completed on August 4 of this year. VRML 2.0 allows the creation of dynamic, interactive 3D worlds that include animation, sound, and even movies. I will give a thumbnail description of what, exactly, VRML 2.0 is and how it can be used, describe the process that led to the adoption of VRML 2.0 as a standard, and will talk briefly about how I think the VRML standard will evolve in the near future.

Speaker Bio

Gavin Bell is the chief architect of the VRML 2.0 standard. He was the primary author of the VRML 1.0 standard, and is one of the eight members of the VRML Architecture Group. Gavin was hired by Silicon Graphics, Inc. after completing his bachelors degree in Computer Science from Princeton University in 1988. At Silicon Graphics he was a key member of the Open Inventor team, defining and implementing the Open Inventor 3D graphics programming toolkit. Gavin recently left Silicon Graphics and moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where he is writing a book about VRML and starting a company to do VRML-related software on personal computers.

Getting to the meeting

The next general meeting of UniForum Chicago will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, November 19, 1996 at the College of DuPage. The address of the meeting facility is:

        College of DuPage
        Building OCC, Rm 128A
        22nd and Lambert
        Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56). Butterfield West to Lambert Rd. Lambert Rd North to 22nd St. West on 22nd St to Lot 9 or 10 entrance. South into lot 9 or 10. Park in lot 9 or 10 and walk to the OCC (Open Campus Center) building. The meeting room is 128A which is towards the west end of the building.

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