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Senior Project - Snow Crash

 

A Dynamic VRML Data Visualization Tool

Senior Project: 1996-1997
Travis Archer, William Deans, Bruce Hall and Benjamin McFarland
Boulder, CO

Boulder-based Internet One, Inc. recently joined with five other companies in New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta to form THINK New Ideas, Inc., a company devoted to new media applications for its clients, including WWW sites, print ads, etc. This project involved the creation of a proof-of-concept for a system to do dynamic, 3D data modeling. The system allows a user to interactively create objects in a three-dimensional world, link their attributes to data sets, and to watch the objects change as the data changes. For instance, the color of a sphere might be linked to a data value that represents the temperature of some physical object, while the size of the sphere (i.e., its radius) might be linked to a data value representing the speed of the physical object. The sphere might get redder (for instance) as the physical object gets hotter. The sphere might get larger (for instance) as the physical object goes faster. The system was written in Java and VRML.

 
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