| Once you
build a Spot you can publish it anywhere you currently publish a Web page.
Options include free hosting services as well as your own server if you
YOUR SPOT > DON'T FORGET TO EMBED!
TRIPOD is the only free hosting service
which supports the 3DML mime type. If you are using any other service,
you will need to embed your 3DML spot in an HTML file. This is very simple!
(see the next paragraph). If you are creating 3DML spots and want your
own account on flatland, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- accounts are limited to 3DML authors actively creating spots.
3DML IN AN HTML PAGE
With this solution, you put an HTML page up on your site
that includes a simple EMBED tag. The EMBED tag includes the 3DML MIME
type and a link to your .3dml files. Just
copy the code below, and save it as an HTML file. Edit the TITLE to be
your spot title and SRC to point to your 3DML file. If your 3DML file
is called "flatrocks.3dml", then you will want to call this HTML page
"flatrocks.html". If someone goes to this HTML file and does not have
Rover, they will be given the option to go to the PLUGINSPAGE (our download
page) to get their own copy.
<BODY BGCOLOR="#000000" LEFTMARGIN=0 TOPMARGIN=0 SCROLL="no">
TOOLS > FTP CLIENTS
Many of the providers
have a way of "FTPing" your files to their server. FTP stands
for File Transfer Protocol and means that your files are transferred
directly to the server space you have been given. For information on downloading
and using an FTP client see the help pages at http://geocities.yahoo.com/help/ftp/.
For hosting 3DML Spots, the FTP client will usually be your best bet.