Issue No. 05 - September/October (2011 vol. 15)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2011.74
Neil Katz , IBM
Thomas Cook , IBM
Robert Smart , IBM
<p>Many virtual worlds are accessed via a rich client interface that must be downloaded and installed into the user's environment. For many users, especially enterprise users, this large download and install represents a significant obstacle to virtual world acceptance. The authors describe a technical implementation that uses the Unity 3D browser plug-in as a way to access a virtual world from within a Web browser. Using this familiar tool, users can interact with the rich virtual environments provided by Second Life and OpenSimulator.</p>
System architectures, integration and modeling, computer systems organization, artificial, augmented, and virtual realities, computer-supported cooperative work, visualization, simulation, modeling, virtual reality, Internet computing
R. Smart, N. Katz and T. Cook, "Extending Web Browsers with a Unity 3D-Based Virtual Worlds Viewer," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 15, no. , pp. 15-21, 2011.