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Pink Dolphins: A Serious Simulation Game

  • Noel K. H. Chia
  • Norman K. N. Kee
  • Yiyu Cai
  • Nadia Thalmann
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Part of the Gaming Media and Social Effects book series (GMSE)

Abstract

Creating a 3D virtual dolphin requires more than just virtual reality (VR) technological know-how. It also involves a good understanding of the behavior and habits of a particular species of dolphin, and in this case, the chosen species of Delphinidoe is the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin (known by its scientific name as Sousa Chinensis), also known by other names, such as Chinese white dolphin and Pacific humpback dolphin. In Singapore, they are commonly known as pink dolphins because of their color as they mature into adulthood. This chapter describes how to model a virtual pink dolphin resembling closely to the real one basing on a good understanding of the pink dolphin in terms of its size, behavior and habits, and its acrobatic acts. The virtual pink dolphins model are used for a serious game developed to assist the special needs education.

Keywords

Dolphin Virtual reality Simulation and modeling  Game 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The project team would also to thank the support from the Underwater World Singapore. This project is sponsored by Temasek Trust Funded Singapore Millennium Foundation and NTU's Institute for Media Innovation under a Seed Grant Scheme.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Noel K. H. Chia
    • 1
  • Norman K. N. Kee
    • 1
  • Yiyu Cai
    • 2
  • Nadia Thalmann
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Nanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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