October 31, 1997
3-D APIs Conserve Bandwidth
By Linda Von Schweber
& Erick Von Schweber
The advanced 3-D APIs being incorporated into industry-standard
Web browsers can significantly reduce network traffic compared with image-based
technologies such as bit maps and digital video--for some applications, the
reductions are on the order of 1,000-to-1.
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