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3D Web Environment System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013504D
Original Publication Date: 2000-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a system that enables intuitive and efficient access to and effective use of 3D information on the Web by multiple users in various industries. The system allows users to manipulate, update, store, search, retrieve, and reuse 3D contents and related materials synchronously or asynchronously in a 3D collaborative environment. The unique features of the system are as follows: The two components of the system, "3D Collaboration" and "3D Geometry Storage and Search," are combined to allow searching for and reuse of 3D contents in a collaborative environment. The system stores the sequence of operations by which multiple