What is XVR?

XVR is a technology to develop advanced multimedia content for web pages. It's focused mainly on 3D graphics & sound, but many forms of media are supported.

What do I need to see XVR-enabled web pages?

XVR is a standard ActiveX plugin. You just launch Internet Explorer and surf as usual. If there is any XVR content in the pages, it will just show up together with the rest.

Can I see some examples?

In these days, as XVR is gradually spreading trought the Internet, you may see some examples popping around the web. You can recognise XVR content because of the spinning logo at the bottom right corner of the screen. In any case you can find many examples directly on this website; have a look at my personal projects and to the public gallery.

What do I need to see XVR content with my browser?

All you need is a computer with a decent video card installed and Internet Explorer. XVR is a standard ActiveX plug-in: the first time you access a web page that uses XVR you will be asked to install it, like any other ActiveX plug-in (Flash, for example). A simple mouse-click and it's done.

Does it take long to download?

Not at all. XVR was developed with performance in mind, and we are proud of what we achieved. It's a tiny, tiny control of just 300Kb (500 with real-time physics). Really quick to install.

Can I try a quick demo?

A good starting point could be this example.

Do you have any other examples?

In the galleries of this website you will find many demos. XVR is a young technology but we expect it to spread  pretty quickly.

XVR seems powerful. But what is it for?

XVR is developed to make it possible to deploy easily any kind of advanced content on web pages. Personally, I'm currently using it for many of my projects, and that includes 3D terrain visualisation, virtual expositions, 3D interactive maps of building, Cultural Heritage applications and more...

What are the differences between XVR and other Web3D technologies?

XVR was specifically developed to be small and efficient. You don't need to download any 3 Megs plugin to see a 50k 3D demo. Also, XVR is developed by programmers for programmers and, trought a sophisticate language, let the developer do whatever he/she like. This means that things may be a bit harder to learn for a designer with limited programming skills, but once this is done there are virtually no limitations. Last but not least, XVR Lite is completely free.

Can I use XVR for free?

Anyone interested in developing advanced multimedia content for the web can use XVR Lite for free. As long as you don't mind the spinning demo on the right, all the  tools are free to download, no registration is needed and there is nothing to pay. Just go to the Download section of this website and have a look.

Where can I download the developement tools?

The easiest thing is to go to the "Downloads" section of this site.

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