1. Continue work on your semester project. You may want to use the letter of introduction from your instructors to visit the department chair or current webmaster, introduce yourself, and ask for their cooperation. Be sure to indicate that:
2. The purpose of this exercise is to become familiar with two types of Virtual Reality supported by the WWW and how they may be embedded in your Web page. The first of these, QTVR, are images of real scenes which may be viewed in zoomable, 360° panorama. The second type, VRML, are mathematical, CAD models which may be linked from your Web page and navigated at the user's discretion.
2.1 Using AltaVista or Google, locate a library of QTVR movies on the WWW, and download your favorite. If you can't find any, we suggest the site:
2.2 After selecting a QTVR movie, hold down the mouse button near the center of the image and save the QTVR movie to your HW11.www folder.
2.3 Embed the QTVR movie into your HW11.html file using the <embed src="..." > command.
2.4 Using AltaVista or Google, locate a library of VRML models on the WWW, and download your favorite. If you can't find any, we suggest the site:
The VRML Repository
2.5 Click on one of the VRML models and navigate through the resulting VR scene using the VR player that opens. It may be necessary to copy down the "Cosmo Player Install" program from your instructor's folder on the shared folder and install it on your local harddrive.