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Creation and Control of Interactive Virtual Environments

  • Adrian Haffegee
  • Priscilla Ramsamy
  • Ronan Jamieson
  • Vassil Alexandrov
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3992)

Abstract

Within the confines of a Virtual Environment (VE) almost anything is possible. It is easy to establish the benefits such an application could provide throughout the many walks of life, and yet current VE development remains within the domain of Virtual Reality application programmers. We describe methods that enhance VE development, first by providing scene creation for non-programmers, and second through a scene management entity that controls interaction within the environment. We explore methods for interacting through the scene to enable multiuser collaboration, and detail sample applications making use of this approach.

Keywords

Virtual Reality Virtual Environment Virtual World Virtual Object Remote User 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian Haffegee
    • 1
  • Priscilla Ramsamy
    • 1
  • Ronan Jamieson
    • 1
  • Vassil Alexandrov
    • 1
  1. 1.Advanced Computing and Emerging Technologies Centre, The School of Systems EngineeringUniversity of ReadingReadingUnited Kingdom

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