Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Jun 2006 11:05 UTC, submitted by mikemuch
Internet & Networking "What ever happened to the virtual reality, 3D world of the web? Back in the late 90s, all the hype was about VRML - Virtual Reality Markup Language - which would turn the web into an immersive environment that you'd maneuver around to get to the information you wanted. We're here to tell you that the reports of the 3D web's death are greatly exaggerated. As evidence, we present three 3D browsers that will use that graphics card for something other than gaming: 3B, Browse3D, and SphereXPlorer."
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by Kroc on Fri 9th Jun 2006 13:19 UTC
Kroc
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2005-11-10

Browsing on the desktop in 3D is pointless. It is a 2D environment without the 3D controls.

Browsing in a game is different. Adequate controls are provided to navigate full 3D space and people are used to them. (WASD)

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RE
by dmdavis on Fri 9th Jun 2006 15:08 in reply to "RE"
dmdavis Member since:
2005-07-06

What do you mean, without the 3D controls? At least in the first browser they showed, 3B, you move around the web page just like you would in a game.

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