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Function Representation

Function representation is the process of representing primitive 3D models ? spheres, cubes, cuboids, cones, pyramids and other such structures via a mathematical function, rather than using a mesh to create them. Objects created in this manner con often be quickly and efficiently mathematically combined, without having to traverse mesh nodes.

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The bard has long been considered a major 'class' for Role-Played environments - the songster, the joker, and usually, the class overlooked in actual function and responsibility.

This short resource, reproduced with the permission of OBOD, looks at the true function of the bard, throughout history, and into the future.

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Gryphons: The Creature Guide
A short description of the griffin, includes a good pictorial representation.

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The Perfect Representation
A short essay that stirs the mind, contemplating as to what virtual reality actually is, and how its increasing development, actually predates the computer by tens of thousands of years.

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Large Image Display:Overview of Remote Neural Propagation
The diagrammatic representation for easy understanding, of how dendrites and axons in the nervous system might be attached to a a remote body via the Internet.

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The Secret Police
The secret police; the key to dealing with cheaters. Player monitoring in achievable forms, statistical representation, and why NOT to close a bug that you are aware a player is exploiting.

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Sol Bianca: The Legacy Take on Virtual Schooling
A surprising find from an old anime space opera released in 1999. The main plot and most of the episodes have nothing to do with VR, but this well-done representation of how a VR school is created for kids in remote locations - and why it is created this way, is a little gem that is well worth remembering as we strive to create these interfaces for real.

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Standards > MedX3D
The Medical Working Group of the X3D consortium is developing an open interoperable standard for human anatomy representation. This standard works with multiple types of scans (CAT, MRI, PET, and others), and allows equipment manufacturers to be able to export data collected from the scanning machines into a shared data format.

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Coding by Example: +where
This companion article to MUSH Code: looks at implementing a listing function of players / administrators, and where they are.

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Spatial Representation of a Virtual World
How do you perceive space and spatial relationships between objects in a virtual environment. Rather easily if you are setting out to replicate the physical world. But that is too easy, it loses so many of the true advantages of VR, where space is irrelevant, and every room can be a TARDIS. This article looks at mapping that kind of a mess, beginning with text worlds, where such spatial irrelevancy is at its highest.


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Neural "noise" may cause you to miss important changes in your environment when you are concentrating on something else, new research indicates.

The research by Sam Ling, a postdoctoral researcher in Vanderbilt University'...

What happens when the border between illusion and reality is erased; when the spectators and actors no longer have distinct roles and the audience can physically enter the artwork and take an active role in the process?
This is the s...

May 7-9, 2007, KICC Conference Center, Kos Island, Greece


Creating exact 3D moving images as ghost-like replicas of 3D objects has been an ultimat...

A new study, by the Toronto Western Research Institute, Canada, have used stem cells to restore some function in injured rats with spinal cord damage.

They injected a finely tuned cocktail of growth hormones, anti-inflammator...

A research collaboration led by biologists and neuroscientists at the University of Pennsylvania has found a molecular pathway in the brain that is the cause of cognitive impairment due to sleep deprivation. Just as important, the team beli...