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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.
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.
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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