Something I was thinking about a couple of years ago was to be able to =
programmers. The problem at the time (and still I think) was that when =
ARToolkit, each marker is connceted to its own .wrl file, meaning that =
normal interactivity available in VRML can not be used, since VRML does =
allow easy communication between different worlds without using java via =
I was thinking that making one big world parented from the camera, or a
reference object in the scene, would allow easier design of interactive
Another thought at the time was to negotiate with Blaxxun
http://www.blaxxun.com/en/site/index.html to incorporate hooks for using
ARToolkit with their VRML browser. That would allow a lot of interesting
multi-user stuff as well. I think they might be open to it if you talk =
them. I think the project is still alive in some form - and there was =
of going open-source some time ago. From a quick look at their website, =
looks like they are interested in licensing thir SDK for various
I believe there are some groups working with Open Scengraph, which looks
promising, but I am not sure there is anything released yet.
The MXR toolkit http://mxrtoolkit.sourceforge.net/ allows the use of
quake-style low poly animated models instead of VRML. Most 3D packages =
be persuaded to export them. Your old VRML models could be converted. =
marker tracking is not quite as good as ARToolkit I think, but it has =
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From: owner-artoolkit@h ..................
[mailto:owner-artoolkit@h ..................] On Behalf Of Philip Lamb
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2005 4:33 AM
To: jpsmlgprt-artoolkit@y ...........
Subject: Re: Using a newer version of OpenVRML or another VRML =
The answer is yes, provided you can compile it.. not trivial, since =
were major changes between 0.14.3 and 0.15.x. We compiled it at the HIT =
NZ and decided to standardize on 0.14.3 for now. The reason is that 0.15 =
based on Boost and includes a whole pile of dependencies. Satisfying =
dependencies is difficult on the Linux platforms, and on Windows it's a
On 05/08/2005, at 7:38 AM, <jpsmlgprt-artoolkit@y ...........>
<jpsmlgprt-artoolkit@y ...........> wrote:
> I'm using OpenVRML 0.14.3 on Windows with ARToolKit.
> I'd like to use a newer version, like the latest OpenVRML 0.15.9. Is=20
> this possible?
> Another question is: is there any possibility of using another VRML=20
> reader/writer instead of OpenVRML?
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