Distributed Virtual Reality:Building a Multi - User Layer in EVE Platform

TitleDistributed Virtual Reality:Building a Multi - User Layer in EVE Platform
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsBouras, C, Tsiatsos, T
JournalJournal of Network and Computer Applications, Academic Press, Vol. 27, No. 2
Pagination 91 - 111
Date PublishedApril

In this paper, we present the design and implementation of a VRML97 multi-user layer, which is
introduced in the EVE distributed virtual reality platform. Though other approaches use a VRML
node insertion mechanism, such as VSPLUS, or a substitution mechanism, such as SPIN-3D, our
approach uses a removal mechanism. Main consideration of our multi-user extension is the ease of
transforming single-user virtual worlds into multi-user virtual worlds, as well as the conformity with
any standard VRML97 browser. Furthermore, we present the EVE’ s communication platform,
which can be used in order to support Collaborative Virtual Environments. Main issues regarding the
effective network communication as well as the initialization of the 3D scene are discussed in this