Re: ADMIN: OpenInventor/RenderMan Info REQUEST!

John W. Barrus (
Thu, 30 Jun 1994 07:53:38 -0400

>We lack documentation on two of the proposals: Open Inventor (from SGI) and
>RenderMan (from Pixar). Although we have a bit of public documentation on
>Open Inventor, it isn't enough to really evaluate anything, and we have next
>to nothing on RenderMan.
>We expect that both of these candidates could be strong contenders for
>selection as the VRML 0.1 base candidate. However, without an adequate base
>of documentation, we can't be expected to formulate effective conclusions.
>So, please, we are asking all list members (and digest subscribers) to do
>their best to turn up some documentation (especially language specifications
>and programming examples) which can be posted to the VRML Forum Web site.

If we don't get enough WWW info on Open Inventor, can we form a group of
people who have the documentation and write a summary? I have the Inventor
Mentor and would be willing to summarize a few chapters to a Web document.
Will that help? I doubt that we will find much more available than SGI has
already put out.

John B.


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