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Freeform Surfacing

Freeform surfacing, also known as freeform surface modelling, is a mesh LOD based approach. It is basically when a mesh grid is manually manipulated or sculpted into shape, whilst within the virtual environment. Manipulation is typically through node points within the mesh, and may include B?zier curves, to shape the surface.

The result is a surface, which expands and grows in real-time, within the environment, morphing slightly with every manipulation. CAD frequently utilises this approach.

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Social Gaming Interactions, Part Three: Cooperation & Freeform
Cooperation - helping each other, is at the opposite end of the spectrum to competition, but is no less, and possibly more rewarding. This all-too-brief article sums up four completely different forms of cooperation, and ends with a look at freeform p0lay - something else entirely.

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Generalized Design Rules when Implementing Content Systems Driven by Players
A rudimentary level checklist for guidelines, checks and balances when allowing participants and players to freeform create permanent content.

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Large Image Display: Animatrix: Matriculated: Cyborg Sensory Controls
Here we see a control room deep in a bunker complex. On one of the screens in front of the operator, a live video feed has just opened. What is perhaps unusual about the feed, is it is coming directly from someone's brain. A small monkey in a bio-jar, next to the woman it thinks of as its friend, family, loved one, has just noticed two decidedly unfriendly shapes surfacing out in the ocean, presumably having walked along the sea floor. Its eyes have focussed on them, and its brain processed the images.


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Before too long, your mobile phone will ring. It could be a novel calling to give you the next chapter - stored on your phone.It might be a guidebook surfacing at a critical moment in a crowded bar to translate the phrases you would like to...

A 'less is more' approach has enabled UK engineers to make 3D printed parts lighter and stronger, using methods that will also make 3D printing faster and more economical.

The technique uses a cutting edge process known as hi...

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