J.-P. Gerval (France), M. Popovici (France, Romania), and J. Tisseau (France)
Distributed Virtual Reality, Virtual
Environments, Virtual Reality Modelling Language, Java,
External Authoring Interface.
This paper sets out two developments that were achieved
within the framework of a distributed virtual reality
environment for children. This virtual environment
supports cooperation among members of a dispersed team
engaged in a concurrent context. The first development is
a user-friendly interface, which enables teachers to fit
with children pedagogical requirements and generates
new virtual environments according to teacher's
specifications. The second tool aims at a better children
cooperation by means of avatar's behaviours. These tools
have been implemented with Java and VRML languages.
The distribution of virtual worlds is obtained using
DeepMatrix as an environment server.