Joe sends Bill, Sue, Ed, and Sam an email with a link to a web site. The site has representations on the web in 2D and 3D. Joe doesn’t know or care whether his friends have a 3D client or whether they will receive the email on their mobile phone or desktop client. Bill clicks on the link from his desktop email client and due to the preferences set on his client, he’s taken to the 2D web site representation. Sue clicks on the link from her desktop, and due to her preferences, is taken to the 3D VW representation of the site. Ed is reading the email in his virtual office in a VW. When he clicks on the link, due to the preferences set on his client he is either teleported to the 3D VW site, or shown the 2D site in an embedded VW browser. Sam receives the email on his mobile phone. When he follows the link he is either taken to the mobile page representation of the 2D site or to the 3D version if his phone has a 3D enabled browser. If the phone has a 3D enabled browser, the 3D experience will likely be done with far less fidelity due to the processor and bandwidth limitations of a mobile device/network.
2D/3D Web Integration