3D Anatomy Courseware Information

3D Anatomy Courseware (start)
3D Anatomy Modules
What is VRML?
Plug-in Info
Plug-In and Browser Detector
System Requirements
Installation Instructions
Technical Support
Credits

 


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(Requires VRML plug-in: Macintosh / Windows 95 / NT . Please see System Requirements)


SKULL
ORBITAL CAVITY
MENINGES

PELVIS (Under development)


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What is VRML?


Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) describes an open programming language that can be used to deliver interactive 3D objects and worlds across theinternet. It represents the first viable attempt to bring 3D online. However, VRML is showing its age and has some major limitations. We are investigating newer approaches using proprietary software that takes advantage of advances in computing power, graphics cards, and high speed access. Still, VRML is the best way to experience 3D objects and worlds online, and we will continue to use it until other methods and practices are fully supported, in order to provide the widest access to the material.


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Plug-in Info
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RECOMMENDED PLUG-IN


We recommend Cosmo Player for use with all the modules.

DOWNLOAD Cosmo Player Now:

INTERNET BROWSER

MAC - Netscape 4.0 or higher. PC - Netscape and Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher. Click here for more details on system requirements and installation instructions for both MAC and PC.

MAC

Processor: G3 or G4. Memory: 64 (128MB recommended) and 14 MB hard disk space. Cosmo Player for Mac currently works only in Netscape Navigator and Communicator, not in Internet Explorer. After installing, Mac users should increase Netscape'smemory allocation to 128 MB. Use virtual memory if necessary.

PC

Processor: Pentium 350 MHz or better. Memory: 64 (128MB recommended) and 14 MB hard disk space.

COSMO PLAYER ONLINE HELP

Online Help for using Cosmo Player

PLEASE NOTE:

Although this freeware is the most widely used and popular 3D plug-in, it has been discontinued, and no further upgrades are planned. As newer versions of Netscape and Explorer become available, we will test for compatability. We also test on different machines and operating systems, and are investigating other ways to deliver 3D content online.


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Plug-in and Browser Detector

Use this PLUG-IN DETECTOR to find out if you already have a 3D browser installed on your system. You can also get a complete list of all your installed plug-ins as well as detailed information on your currently installed web browser.

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MAC

HARDWARE AND SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

Suggested Hardware: G3 or G4. Suggested Mac OS: 8.0 - 9.0 .Suggested Browser: Netscape 4.04 or higher (with 60 - 128 MB of memory allocated to the Netscape process). Monitor: 16-bit color depth.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:

First: Find the file "Cosmo Player Setup" on your desktop or in your target folder, and double-click the icon (ignore any errors regarding the .hqx file immediately following download: look for the install icon on yourdesktop). Follow the on-screen instructions to install.
Second: Close your browser completely, then reopen.

Mac users note: Cosmo Player for Mac currently only works in Netscape Navigator and Communicator, not in Internet Explorer. After installing, Mac users should increase Netscape's memory allocation to between 60 - 128 MB - virtual memory if necessary. It may also be necessary to download and install the plug-in in the second Netscape folder on the hard drive. Repeat the installation instructions.

PC

HARDWARE AND SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

Processor: 350 MHz or better. Memory: 64 MB RAM (128 MB recommended) and 14 MB hard disk space. Monitor: SVGA/256 colors or better.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:

First: Check for and remove any previous versions of Cosmo Player.

Second: Find the file cosmo_win31.exe in your target folder, and double-click the cosmo icon. Follow the on-screen instructions to install.

Third: Close your browser completely, then reopen.


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CONTACT US
for suggestions on improving the site.

INFORM US of errors and mistakes in the courseware.

REPORT broken links and technical problems involving browsers and plug-ins.

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Credits


Dr. Bruce Bogart, Deptartment of Cell Biology,
New York University School of Medicine
Dr. Martin Nachbar, Co-Director, Academic Computing,
New York University School of Medicine
Miro Kirov, Academic Computing staff, 3D modelling and interactivity
Dean McNeil, web design and 3D integration


 
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