If you haven’t already seen today’s Immersive Education Initiative press release, here’s an excerpt and a link to the full release. Open Wonderland features prominently!
Cross-platform Open File Format Enables “Create Once, Experience Everywhere” 3D/VR Content
BOSTON, MA – November 09, 2010 – The Immersive Education Initiative today unveiled iED 3D/VR™, the open and royalty-free cross-platform 3D/VR mesh file format that enables 3D and virtual reality (3D/VR) content to be created once and experienced across a range of virtual worlds, games, simulators and mixed/augmented reality applications. The culmination of over 2 years of work conducted through the Open File Formats Technology Working Group (OFF.TWG), iED 3D/VR is aligned with the COLLADA™ standard and supported by official iED virtual world platforms realXtend, Open Wonderland, Open Simulator (“OpenSim”) and Open Cobalt in addition to the candidate iED platform Sirikata…. [Read complete press release]
The release includes this video, which I encourage you to watch until the end. Due to our extensive use of open standards, including the WebDAV content repository, Wonderland has been selected as the platform best suited to storing and serving interoperable content.