In a virtual environment, global illumination takes the same role as soft lighting does in the physical world. It is an illumination source that does not have a point of origin, illuminating all things equally.
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Gameindustry.biz take a look at Cities XL, Monte Cristo's ambitious product, attempting to combine a traditional city-simulation game with massively multiplayer online functionality, giving players the option to take part in a global, entirely player-dependent global economy.
?In a global community, language has no limits and interpretation is sometimes misleading.?
An AI-based unmanned stealth fighter jet, after being hit by lightning, decides to execute a top-secret mission that could result in global thermonuclear war ? the plotline from Stealth, a movie based on reality?
One of the problems with global, persistent, shared virtual environments, is time. More specifically, time zones. To demonstrate this problem, go to any non-roleplay virtual environment or even a simple chatroom with a fair number of participants, and ask people what the time is:
A Local area Augmentation System is used to augment Global Positioning Systems when fine, precise detail is required. They could actually solve a lot more sensor web issues than just the use in aeronautics they have today.
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Imec and ASML collaborated to qualify ASML's Tachyon Source Mask Optimization and programmable illuminator system FlexRay, proving its potential with the demonstration of a 22nm SRAM memory cell.
In October 2010, the ASML XT...
(Press Release) LightWork Design, supplier of rendering solutions for developers of advanced 3D computer graphics software, is pleased to announce that the new version of RenderWorks 12 from Nemetschek NA, includes a number of advanced Ligh...
(Press Release) LightWork Design, supplier of rendering solutions for developers of advanced 3D computer graphics software, today announced the release of a new version of LightWorks - LightWorks 7.8. The main focus of this release is to im...
(Press Release) LightWork Design, supplier of rendering solutions for developers of advanced 3D computer graphics software, is pleased to announce that the latest release of TurboCAD? Pro v16, from IMSI/Design, incorporates new updated Ligh...
Researchers have long known of the brain's ability to learn based on visual motion input, and a recent study has uncovered more insight into where the learning occurs.
The brain first perceives changes in visual input (local...