The i.e.VR VRML Page
On this page we will be sharing the
fruits of our labors through the new web medium, virtual reality
modeling language or VRML.
is an older 3D format originally designed to add a VR interface
to web pages. However it is still around and can be ueh now
defunct Virtus Corporation. create V simulations of proposed sets such
as the example below or even to create real-time projected sceney at
very little cost. Most 3D software packages will allow one to
export models in VRL format, both commercial applications such as 3D
StudioMax and Cinema4D or free and open source packages such as Blender
and Google's SketchUp
VRML, you can share walkthrough by mounting them on a web page,
by e-mailing or by handing out CDs at or between production meetings.
one should need advanced functions such as special lighting or moving
objects, there are several VRML editors that will let you open the
files after they haven been created and change parameters. White_Dune
one such editor. Such editors even allow you to place hyperlinks in
models that can be used to jump from scene to scene.
To browse the models on this page you
will need a special VRML browser or helper application for your regular
For Windows computers and browsers you
might try the Cortona VRML plug-in from
Mac users will have a harder time as the
Mac community has not kept VRML development on the front burner. Octaga
are good browsers but are stand-alone apps, not plug-ins and therefore
will work well with VRML models you develop on your own computer, but
will not automatically download textures that accompany web-based VRML.
Here are a few examples of VRML models
of shows staged by KU's Uniiversity Theatre.
In the following model for Tally's Folly
there appears to be cast shadows and highlights on many surfaces.
These are not done in real-time in VRML as this is not a
function of this somewhat limited software platform.
Instead, these textures and shadows have bee pre-rendered and
applied to the surfaces using "render to texture" or "texture baking"
functions which are common to most good quality 3D modeling programs.
after baking the textures the model is then exported to VRML for
sharing. In this case Cinema4D was used as its texture baking
functions are extremely easy yo use.
And here are a few more models made
years ago with software by the now defunct Virtus Corporation..
Download the VRML model
for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Download the VRML
model for A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
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