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I am interested to put OpenGL application developed in C language to be displayed on web browser? Is there any utilities or methods to enable this? Is there any other languages besides VRML to enable 3D on web browser? What I require is to display a 3D model on web browser and have an interface for user to rotate and translate the model. Is there any better method than sending an image everytime the user transform the model? Many thanks in advanced

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1. I don''t know how (maybe you should check <a href="http://freewrl.sourceforge.net/">FreeWRL</a>.

2. Yes, X3D: <a href="http://www.web3d.org">web3d.org</a>

3. You only send iformation once from server to client. It''s exactly the same as a plain html webpage: the client app parses the input once and displays it.

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1. I don't know how (maybe you should check FreeWRL).

2. Yes, X3D: web3d.org

3. You only send information once from server to client. It's exactly the same as a plain html webpage: the client app parses the input once and displays it.

[edited by - EL on January 24, 2004 12:11:16 PM]

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The WildTangent webdriver is fenomenal.
It can be programmed using a variety of languages, and can even run fullscreen from the browser. However it is not suitable for porting existing applications I guess.

WildTangent
Check out some of the games.

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If you are interested in doing this yourself, you should look into creating ActiveX controls (COM components that can be used in other applications and interact with a user) and/or the Netscape Plug-in API, which is also COM interface(s) I believe. Well, XPCOM, actually, but the interfaces themselves are compatible.

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Isn''t activeX MS only available on MS operating systems? If so it has no place on the web. And if a browser can run COM objects, does that mean it could run DirectX?

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