VRML in architectural construction documents: a case study

Dace A. Campbell
1998 Proceedings of the third symposium on Virtual reality modeling language - VRML '98  
The Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) and the World Wide Web (WWW) offer new opportunities to communicate an architect's design intent throughout the design process. We have investigated the use of VRML in the production and communication of construction documents, the final phase of architectural building design. A prototype, experimental Web site was set up and used to disseminate design data as VRML models and HTML text to the design client, contractor, and fabricators. In this paper,
more » ... we discuss the way our construction documents were developed in VRML, the issues we faced implementing it, and critical feedback from the users of the Web space/site. Finally, we suggest ways to enhance the VRML specification which would enable its widespread use as a communication tool in the design and construction industries.
doi:10.1145/271897.279550 dblp:conf/vrml/Campbell98 fatcat:pmyxf3uthzda7cvfa3dunlmpxe