[sldev] Call for requirements: ISO MPEG-V (mpeg for virtual worlds) Deadline: July 16, 2008

Lawson English lenglish5 at cox.net
Sun May 25 22:06:35 PDT 2008

Argent Stonecutter wrote:
> [...]
> No, those are absolutely not what I was talking about. I'm not talking 
> about doing the rendering there, I'm talking about taking the messy 
> SL-specific object/texture/whatever protocol and converting it to a 
> stream of whatever this future VRML++ uses... still at the same level. 
> That's what the original proposal was talking about.
> The problem is that we're still exploring what that protocol should 
> look like.

OK, my dense brain finally gets it. I personally think that for objects, 
the primitives method is a better fit for a generic MPEG-5 system than a 
generic mesh method, at least until bandwidth goes way up. Of course, 
perhaps by the time such a thing will take off, the network bandwidth 
will be high enough that it doesn't matter. Although, as wasteful as SL 
is right now, bandwidth-wise, you could probably replace everything with 
meshes and get the same throughput if you made texture caching a bit 
more intelligent.


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