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10 January 2003 M3D (Media 3D): a new programming language for web-based virtual reality in E-Learning and Edutainment
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Today, interactive multimedia educational systems are well established, as they prove useful instruments to enhance one's learning capabilities. Hitherto, the main difficulty with almost all E-Learning systems was latent in the rich media implementation techniques. This meant that each and every system should be created individually as reapplying the media, be it only a part, or the whole content was not directly possible, as everything must be applied mechanically i.e. by hand. Consequently making E-learning systems exceedingly expensive to generate, both in time and money terms. Media-3D or M3D is a new platform independent programming language, developed at the Fraunhofer Institute Media Communication to enable visualisation and simulation of E-Learning multimedia content. M3D is an XML-based language, which is capable of distinguishing between the3D models from that of the 3D scenes, as well as handling provisions for animations, within the programme. Here we give a technical account of M3D programming language and briefly describe two specific application scenarios where M3D is applied to create virtual reality E-Learning content for training of technical personnel.
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Sepideh Chakaveh, Detlef Skaley, Patricia Laine, Ralf Haeger, and Soha Maad "M3D (Media 3D): a new programming language for web-based virtual reality in E-Learning and Edutainment", Proc. SPIE 5018, Internet Imaging IV, (10 January 2003); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.476185
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