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This page contains a complete working VR model. You can use the View Source function of your browser to see exactly how Freedom VR is embedded in this page, and you can view the index of this directory to see how the files are set up. This object was rendered with Lightwave 3d by Sean Kavanaugh at Digital 3D.
This page contains a java applet that displays a VR model. Java makes it possible to see multimedia content on many platforms without downloading plug-ins or installing software: Netscape Communicator supports Java on many platforms.

We'll use this model to illustrate the steps to put this model in your page; you can download the images for it in a zip file from the Download page.
  1. Install Freedom VR. This step is covered on the installation page.
  2. Install the images. Your images must be in .gif or .jpg format and numbered sequentially; it's best to store the images in a subdirectory underneath the directory that your page is in, but for this example I'm storing everything in the same directory since some people can't make subdirectories on their web servers. You can look at this directory to see how the images are stored. Image numbers in a 2-d model are in the format _, for this model which is three frames high and nine frames wide, it looks like
    1_1 1_2 1_3 1_4 1_5 1_6 1_7 1_8 1_9
    2_1 2_2 2_3 2_4 2_5 2_6 2_7 2_8 2_9
    3_1 3_2 3_3 3_4 3_5 3_6 3_7 3_8 3_9
  3. Write the applet tag: The APPLET tag for this example is
    <DIV align=center>
     <APPLET CODE="fvr2.class" ARCHIVE="fvr2Archive.jar" WIDTH=160 HEIGHT=120>
      <PARAM NAME="mFrames" VALUE="3">
      <PARAM NAME="nFrames" VALUE="9">
      <PARAM NAME="modelBase" VALUE="bsk">
      <PARAM NAME="noCircleM" VALUE="true">
      <PARAM NAME="initialI" VALUE="3">
      <PARAM NAME="initialJ" VALUE="5">
      <B>This page contains a java applet that displays a VR model.
      Java makes it possible to see multimedia content on many platforms without
      downloading plug-ins or installing software: 
      <A HREF="http://www.netscape.com/">Netscape Communicator</A> supports
      Java on many platforms.</B>
     </APPLET>
    </DIV>
    
    
    Lets go through this step by step.

Freedom VR has a few more options which are listed on the reference page. You can also read about how to create 2-d navigable models or how to add hotspots to a model.
 


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