Virtual World Design

Virtual World Design

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Learn How to Create Immersive Virtual Environments Written by an award-winning designer with 20 years of experience designing virtual environments for television and online communities, Virtual World Design explores the intertwining disciplines of 2D graphics, 3D models, lighting, sound, and storytelling. It illustrates how these disciplines come together by design in the creation of an accessible virtual environment for teaching, research, and entertainment. The book gives anyone the tools and techniques to design virtual environments that support their message and are accessible by all. With 200 illustrations and 12 step-by-step projects, the book delivers hours of creative challenges for people working in public virtual worlds or on private grids. Using the modular components available for download on the authora€™s website, readers learn by building such things as a virtual classroom, an qall-accessq terrain, and a sound-based game. This book can be the foundation for class work in distance learning, simulation, and other learning technologies that use virtual environments. It shows both novices and advanced users how 3D composition, color, lighting, and sound design are used in the creation of an immersive virtual environment.The avatars in this area maintain a steady visitor density, even though they come and go, implying that this is a a€œhome basea€ or ... Notice how it compares with the vast emptiness of the surrounding regions. Successful use of social contrast in 3D design would include a popular meeting area in any region as well as an areaanbsp;...

Title:Virtual World Design
Author:Ann Latham Cudworth
Publisher:CRC Press - 2014-07-15


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