X3D - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120885008, 9780080489889

X3D

1st Edition

Extensible 3D Graphics for Web Authors

Authors: Don Brutzman Leonard Daly
Paperback ISBN: 9780120885008
eBook ISBN: 9780080489889
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 24th April 2007
Page Count: 472
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Table of Contents

Technical Introduction; Geometry Primitives; Grouping; Navigation & Viewpoints; Appearance, Material & Textures; Geometry Polygons; Event Animation; User Interactivity; Scripting & Event Utilities; Environment; Environment Sensor; Geometry Triangles; MultiTexture; Metadata & Information; Prototypes; Web Publishing


Description

Technical Introduction; Geometry Primitives; Grouping; Navigation & Viewpoints; Appearance, Material & Textures; Geometry Polygons; Event Animation; User Interactivity; Scripting & Event Utilities; Environment; Environment Sensor; Geometry Triangles; MultiTexture; Metadata & Information; Prototypes; Web Publishing

Key Features

  • The first book on the new way to present interactive 3D content over the Web, written by two of the designers of the standard
  • Plentiful illustrations and screen shots in the full color text
  • Companion website with extensive content, including the X3D specification, sample code and applications, content creation tools, and demos of compatible Web browsers

Readership

Digital media developers (including non programmers), Web authors & developers, digital artists, and students in undergraduate courses on virtual worlds, interactive 3D programming, introductory computer graphics, etc.


Details

No. of pages:
472
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Morgan Kaufmann 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Morgan Kaufmann
eBook ISBN:
9780080489889
Paperback ISBN:
9780120885008

About the Authors

Don Brutzman Author

Don Brutzman is a computer scientist and associate professor working in the Modeling Virtual Environments & Simulation (MOVES) Institute and Undersea Warfare Center at the Naval Postgraduate School. A former submarine officer, his research interests include underwater robotics, real-time 3D computer graphics, artificial intelligence, and high-performance networking. He is a board member of non-profit Sea Lab Monterey Bay, which is designing and building a youth-oriented year-round residential science camp. He is a founding member of the non-profit Web3D Consortium Board of Directors. Currently he leads the Extensible 3D (X3D) Working Group for the ISO X3D/VRML Specification, and directs development of the Extensible Modeling and Simulation Framework (XMSF).

Affiliations and Expertise

Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, U.S.A

Leonard Daly Author

Leonard Daly is president of Daly Realism, Inc., technical editor for e3D News, and treasurer of the Web3D Consortium. He has over 20 years of experience focusing on information visualization in a variety of industries including astronautics, oceanography, health care, and supply chain management. He has developed and supported numerous 3D projects in a variety of disciplines including astronautics, education, and multi-dimensional signal processing. He was a founding member and treasurer of the Los Angeles VRML User’s Group. His current work in X3D includes specification development, teaching, book authoring, and problem solving. He has organized and led the presentation of multiple courses on various topics in X3D at SIGGRAPH in 2002 and 2003 and the Web3D Symposium in 2000, 2002, and 2004.

Affiliations and Expertise

Daly Realism, Valley Glen, California, U.S.A.