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Abstract

Distributed Open Inventor is an extension to the popular Open Inventor toolkit for interactive 3D graphics. The toolkit is extended with the concept of a distributed shared scene graph, similar to distributed shared memory. From the application programmer's perspective, multiple workstations share a common scene graph. The proposed system introduces a convenient mechanism for writing distributed graphical applications based on a popular tool in an almost transparent manner. Local variations in the scene graph allow for a wide range of possible applications, and local low latency interaction mechanisms called input streams together with a sophisticated networking architecture enable high performance while saving the programmer from network peculiarities.

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@techreport{Hes-1999-,
  title =      "Distributed Open Inventor: A Practical Approach to
               Distributed 3D Graphics",
  author =     "Gerd Hesina and Dieter Schmalstieg and Anton Fuhrmann and
               Werner Purgathofer",
  year =       "1999",
  abstract =   "Distributed Open Inventor is an extension to the popular
               Open Inventor toolkit for interactive 3D graphics. The
               toolkit is extended with the concept of a distributed shared
               scene graph, similar to distributed shared memory. From the
               application programmer's perspective, multiple workstations
               share a common scene graph. The proposed system introduces a
               convenient mechanism for writing distributed graphical
               applications based on a popular tool in an almost
               transparent manner. Local variations in the scene graph
               allow for a wide range of possible applications, and local
               low latency interaction mechanisms called input streams
               together with a sophisticated networking architecture enable
               high performance while saving the programmer from network
               peculiarities.",
  month =      may,
  number =     "TR-186-2-99-15",
  address =    "Favoritenstrasse 9-11/E193-02, A-1040 Vienna, Austria",
  institution = "Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, Vienna
               University of Technology ",
  note =       "human contact: technical-report@cg.tuwien.ac.at",
  keywords =   "virtual reality, computer supported cooperative work,
               distributed virtual environment, scene graph, concurrent
               programming, Distributed graphics",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/1999/Hes-1999-/",
}