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Environment Map

Similar to a texture-map. An image of an environment wrapped around a 3D object such as a cylinder, sphere or cube.

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An Omnipresent Environment
The concept of a totally surrounding, totally enveloping virtual environment; the logical progression for VR.



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"Cruel Doubt" on the Net
An old, but still very apt document on the issues that arrive when one member of the household really gets the joy of a VR environment ? any VR environment, and truly clicks with it. Then tries to explain it to the rest of their household, or to their offline friends and family.




World Review: Taurius
World Review: Taurius welcome screen
Not every persistent, immersive virtual environment is geared for kids, or is even suitable for them. At the same time, adult does not have to mean sexual. Adult can simply be a nice, mature environment where friends can relax and interact.
 
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Flora and Fauna in the Cold Wastelands
Creating plant and animal life appropriate for desert areas is radically different to creating it for most terrain. You have to take into account the effects of the environment, not just on animal behaviour, but also on the way the species has adapted to the environment.



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Tying Sounds into Animations
Most of the effect of any VR environment is smoke and mirrors. Attempting to make the environment look, sound and feel as real as possible, in as few a clock cycles as possible. One area that has long been over par in this encompassing illusion has been the tying of sounds into animation effects.



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Flora and Fauna in the Hot Wastelands
Creating plant and animal life appropriate for desert areas, is radically different to creating it for most terrain. You have to take into account the effects of the environment, not just on animal behaviour, but also on the way the species has adapted to the environment. A Bengal tiger prowling the sand dunes is simply not believable.



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Waldo Avatars
In order for a virtual environment to truly be an environment for us, the avatars we utilise have to be so much more than they are now. They have to become extensions of our will as well as of our selves, bodily appendages or recreations that enable fine movement, and the manifestation of physical movement or the will to move physically, recreated in the every detail, in the collaborative, virtual space.



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PC Specs for Virtual Worlds: General
In order to appreciate the true majesty of any virtual environment, you require the most apt hardware for displaying sensory data that you can afford. For the most part, this article is directed towards home uses of VR. The home user with a seven-year-old office computer, who can barely access a modern virtual environment, lagged to death and not understanding why.



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The Power of the Written Word
In a text environment, words are what carry the weight of all communication. There is no other way to express feelings and emotions. While the written word often has power, in an environment where it is the only means of communication, it has that much more power to it.




World Review: My SecureCyberspace
World Review: My SecureCyberspace welcome screen
My SecureCyberspace is the product of Carnegie Mellon University. Designed as an environment for children to learn responsible internet habits from, it is a single-user, flash-based environment. Not a virtual world as such, it is more of a game, which teaches responsible, safe behaviour when in multi-user virtual environments.
 
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(15/08/2005)
Researchers are suggesting a universal synthetic intelligence IQ test different from human intelligence IQ Testing, as expecting beings without human senses, human environment, and human cognitive capabilites to measure up to a human IQ tes...


(26/03/2005)
Game publisher, GMX Media has announced it will be bringing a new first-person, persistent virtual environment online in June this year.

Called 'Beyond Blitzkrieg', it will be based on the battlefront of western Europe in ...


(24/09/2003)
Ray Kurzweil, prominent voice in accellerating intelligence, spoke to the World Economic Forum yesterday, solely by communicating through a virtual environment, projected round his form, and transmitted across the world using cutting edge t...


(28/06/2005)
(Press Release) How do we learn our way around new environments, such as when you move to a new city? Scientists have been asking this question for many years, and new findings from brain imaging studies are helping to answer it.


(01/07/2009)
European researchers have developed a robot capable of moving autonomously using humanlike visual processing. The robot is helping the researchers explore how the brain responds to its environment while the body is in motion. What they disc...