4 and 7 Year old Children Walk the Web!

This past weekend, two of my grandkids came over for a visit. As those of you that know me can guess, I was working on my Walk the Web 3D Browsing program. The 7 year-old, Tommie Jr., came over to me and asked what I was doing. So I handed him the mouse and within 15 seconds of instructions he was zooming all over the place. I thought this would be a good way to share how easy it is to use, so I asked Tommie Jr. if he would teach everyone how to Walk the Web with a mouse.

Like the amateur cameraman I am, I cut off the video seconds too soon when Tommie Jr. ended with, “You are very welcome!”.  I couldn’t smile any bigger!

Not to be outdone by his big brother, 4 year-old Christopher decided he wanted to give it a try. We started with a video for Keyboard and ended with a short video for Touch Screen. and once again, minutes after I completed taping, Christopher said, “this is a fun game!”.

Tommie Jr. definitely had more experience with a mouse, and Christopher actually had problems with using the mouse. His hands were too small to hold down the first mouse button and move the mouse with the trackball type mouse I use, so he was doing a two hand attempt. But when it came to the keyboard and touch screen, he had no problem. See for yourself:

It was a fun weekend. Thanks to Tommie Jr. and Christopher for showing us how easy it is to Walk the Web – 3D Browsing.

3D Browsing: Not a Game?

3D Browsing may look like a game,  but don’t be fooled by appearance. Behind the scenes it is an HTML 5 website that brings together many of the latest programming techniques like partial page postbacks, iframes, canvas animation, touch controls, and css layers.

On traditional webpages, you click a link and the browser goes blank, the new page loads, then you see the results.

In 3D Browsing, as you walk towards a 3D Building it triggers the browser to go get more information – like clicking a link and opening a new webpage – the biggest difference is I keep the animation going continuously in the foreground as the information is then loaded and added to your current view all behind the scenes. To see it in action, go to https://3d.walktheweb.com. as you walk towards the 3D Building you will see all of the contents of the 3D Building load. Walking is done by mouse, keyboard, or touch screen and works on desktops, tablets, and smart devices as long as they support HTML 5 (which is most devices today).

3dBrowse
3D Browsing: Loading and Unloading 3D Building Content as you walk!

If you back away from the 3D Building you will see the contents of the 3D Building disappear. This same thing happens to full 3D Buildings as you walk down the street.

Another feature in this demonstration is the ability to link to traditional web pages. For example, click on the billboard. Web pages can open in their own window or in an iframe in front of the 3D Browsing view. Then, try the video in the building – move around while it plays! I have already tested many other web objects like forms (text boxes, check boxes, file uploads, buttons, etc), scroll-bars, sound, and avatars with different chase camera views. I will make them available soon!

Finally, this web server is the first of its kind hosting 3D Building Websites, but it is designed to be hosted on other servers and interconnect 3D Buildings into 3D Communities all over the internet. So stay tuned… it is just the beginning of 3D Browsing.

I’m Still Here!

Dr. Aaron Dishno at Work...
Dr. Aaron Dishno at Work…

First I would like to thank everyone for the great feedback on the “Walk the Web” 3D Browsing site (http://3d.walktheweb.com). It has been most helpful in my journey. I took all of your comments to heart and have been neck deep in the next stage of creating the production quality version of my 3D Building Websites and 3D Internet Browsing concept.

Since I am taking you along for the ride, I thought I would share with you some of the exciting project advancements.

First, I am integrating my prototype work and concept with a popular 3D Gaming engine. What this means to you is that the next version of 3D Building Websites will have HD quality graphics, smooth action, and full support for all devices including cell phones, touch screens, and tablets. You will be able to “Walk the Web” in 3D on any device as easy as playing a game, yet interact with the 3D Building Websites just like traditional browsing the internet (with a twist in 3D!).

Second, in the spring quarter at La Sierra University I will be teaching a new course in web programming! The course is titled, “Techniques and Technologies for Client-Side and Server-Side Web Programming”. This class was created in response to my demo of my 3D Internet Browsing invention. I have been given freedom to write the syllabus and select the book(s) and have been told that I can integrate my 3D project into the course. This will be a real opportunity for upcoming web programmers to dive into something new and be part of the creation of the 3D Internet. Needless to say, if I spot talent, there is a good chance you could have a future with HTTP3D Inc.  It is just a teaser for now, but more information will come after I create the syllabus.

Stick with me and I promise to deliver an excellent quality product for 3D Building Websites and 3D Internet Browsing. It is time to “Walk the Web!” (Read more about it at http://www.walktheweb.com)

My First YouTube Video – ish…

I have been in videos, and I am sure some are posted on the internet, but today was the first time I tried to produce my own information video about my work.  I bough a tripod, set up my Panasonic 50X zoom camera, bought a light, then set up the scene in my living room. I then wrote some notes on a white board, moved around the light, and began testing the video scene. First thing I knew was that I had to shut off the noisy air conditioning and fan to make the sound clear. As you imagine on a day over 100 degrees, the room temperature shot up as I attempted to record the message. As sweat rolled in my eyes, the 12th attempt was pretty good run through, so I decided to call it a wrap and publish the video. Room for improvement? of course! But the first video is published, one of many.

Learning experiences? Well… better lighting would allow me to meet the screen brightness and then it wont look like I am in the dark… would be a good start. Also, if I have a cable to copy the files off the video camera, then I do not have to store it on SD ram, which only let me set the video resolution to a lesser degree. So… yes, it will get better. But overall, I feel it was a good experience and a relief to get the first one done. Thanks for reading!

Walk the Web!

ad3My name is Aaron Dishno Ed.D. I am a programmer and education guru. For over 3 years I have been creating a new internet experience in 3D I call “Walk the Web” (http://WalkTheWeb.com). It is like combining a first person video game with web browsing. (For the tech savvy, it is not a game, download, or browser add-on, but pure HTML 5 and JavaScript so it works on most of the latest browsers). It is 3D interactive browsing (instead of clicking a link and waiting for a webpage to load). Websites are 3D Buildings, web pages are Walls, and you Pan and Walk in and out of the 3D Buildings that can be combined to form Virtual Communities. I believe it is the next generation of Internet. But you have to see it to decide…

I have been the webmaster for the county of San Bernardino for about 10 years, programmer for over 25 years, and have a doctorate in Education, Administration and Leadership. For me it is time to start promoting the website and new 3D Internet technology in the hopes to build a company (HTTP3D Inc. @ http://3d.http3d.net) and attract users and investors. Most importantly, I want to change the world and leave a legacy.