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Collaboration between Heterogeneous Stand-alone 3-D Graphical Applications

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Collaboration between Heterogeneous Stand-alone 3-D Graphical Applications
We describe the Scene-Graph-As-Bus technique (SGAB), the first step in a staircase of solutions for sharing software components for virtual environments. The goals of SGAB are to allow, with minimal effort, independentlydesigned applications to share component functionality; and for multiple users to share applications designed for single users.This paper reports on the SGAB design for transparentlyconjoining different applications by unifying the state information contained in their scene graphs. SGAB monitors and maps changes in the local scene graph of one application to a neutral scene graph representation (NSG), distributes the NSG changes over the network to remote peer applications, and then maps the NSG changes to the local scene graph of the remote application. The fundamental contribution of SGAB is that both the local and remote applications can be completely unaware of each other; that is, both applications can interoperate without code or binary modification despite each ...
Robert C. Zeleznik, Loring Holden, Michael V. Capp
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Type Journal
Year 2000
Where CGF
Authors Robert C. Zeleznik, Loring Holden, Michael V. Capps, Howard Abrams, Timothy Miller
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