Re: Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS)

Annard Brouwer (
Fri, 1 Jul 94 15:13:57 +0200

Kevin R. Martin wrote:
> Discussion and evolution of a VRML would be incomplete
> without considering the work of DIS (and SIMNET). DIS is
> actually more along the lines of multi (10-10,000?) player
> interactive VR rather than VR based information navagation as VRML
> seems to be heading, but it's still worth looking at.

Perhaps this is a good point to introduce myself. I'm a student at the
Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands doing a
graduation research project at the Calibre Institute of the faculty of
Building Research and Education, after finishing this project I hope to
get an MSc in Electrical Engineering/Information-Technology.
My graduation reseach is about the multi-site part of a multi-user,
multi-site VR tool for building teams which is being developed at this
I did some exhaustive literature research into current public domain
implementations of distributed VR and I also have taken a look at
SIMNET/DIS. If you think it might be of interest to the vrml-discussion
I would like to ask you to read my report I wrote about it. It is
available through gopher in both PostScript and ASCII:
gopher:://"VR Research
Comments are appreciated!


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