Joined: 08 May 2003
|Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:02 am Post subject: What is ABNet?
|ABNet is a communication framework that happens to let you
create 3D multi-user chat worlds. It isn't limited to this application
but 3D chat shows its flexibility. The communication framework of
ABNet provides an asynchronous low-latency publish and subscribe
environment using XML messages.
The communication server of ABNet is written in Java allowing
for deployment on any platform running a Java VM.
to turn a single-user VRML or X3D world into a Multi-user
Virtual World environment. 3D Avatars can interact and
use shared events to provide a virtual experience much
like the old blaxxun community platform. ABNet is the
software that powers http://vrmlworld.net
ABNet can be used to build your own chat site that uses
very little bandwidth. It is feasible to run a 3D chat site
from your personal computer.
o Currently configured for Bitmanagement Contact and Media Machines Flux
o HTML based interface allows for complete customization
o Uses ActiveX client for communications instead of Java
o No java is required on the client
o Supports Avatars that conform to the blaxxun avatar spec
o Provides support for transient Shared Events
o Automatically creates dynamic chat zones
o TCP/IP protocol designed for limited network bandwidth environments
o Simple XML based message protocol
Download the current ABNet 2 Software from here: