December 15, 1995 12:00 PM PST
Tool Adds Behaviors to VRML Apps
The Java-based authoring kit and viewer lets developers create dynamic VRML environments with motion, sound, and behaviors. Liquid Reality is platform-independent and works with both Netscape 2.0 and HotJava. Liquid Reality's sibling, ICE, is a 3D application programming interface (API) for graphic rendering that also supports Java. The engine lets VRML application developers employ multiple light sources, texture mapping, and smooth shading as they create programs.
According to one VRML expert, Liquid Reality successfully blends Java and VRML, bringing interaction and behaviors to VRML along with 3D scene description to Java.