3D Internet Projects

Back in 2001-2002 I was experimenting with 3D Internet technologies. I was using Active Worlds in an artistic context as well as toying with Viewpoint and Cult 3D. The Cult 3D plugin works on Internet Explorer, and Firefox. Viewpoint Player works in many browsers as well.

The above is a model of a demon maped with my face and the sound is a distorted recording of my laugh.

Hook-Man avatar by Pete Ippel

The Hook-Man avatar I created to stand in for me in the online realm. He moves and groves, and you can make him dance by launching the viewpoint application.

This is part of the Active Worlds environment I developed with Marcia Lyons. We used it to display students’ 2d work in a 3D world, with schedued classes online. It was a precursor to Second Life.

Published by Pete Ippel

Pete Ippel, the son of a dancer and a musician, was born in Oak Park, Illinois and has been surrounded by the arts since birth. He moved to Morris, Illinois in 1989 and started to participate in athletics rather than dance. After high school, Pete attended Cornell University where he received a BA in psychology and a BFA in photo / digital art making. He continued to follow his sporting dreams in the high jump, which culminated in a school record leap of 7 feet 1/2 inch in 2001. In May 2004 he attained an MFA degree in the New Genres department of the San Francisco Art Institute. Presently Pete is a practicing artist whose work is in numerous private collections and has been exhibited in New York, California, and internationally. Mr. Ippel resides in Working Artists Ventura, a sustainable artist community in southern California. In addition, he teaches art, is a web developer, an active blogger, and still high jumps from time to time. As a passionate problem solver and a pragmatic optimist, Pete’s art and his life are full of exciting challenges.

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