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Introduction to Virtual Reality - John Vince

Introduction to Virtual Reality

Paperback Published: 30th March 2004
ISBN: 9781852337391
Number Of Pages: 163

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During the last decade the word virtual became one of the most exposed words in the English language. Today we have virtual universities, virtual offices, virtual pets, virtual actors, virtual museums, virtual doctors - and all because of virtual reality. So what is virtual reality? Essentially, virtual reality is about the navigation and manipulation of 3D computer-generated environments. A VR user is able to navigate by walking, running or even flying through a virtual environment and explore viewpoints that would be impossible in the real world. But the real benefit of VR is the ability to touch, animate, pickup and reposition virtual objects and create totally new configurations. Key topics: The origins of VR How VR works How VR is being used The field of Virtual Reality is moving very quickly and increasing numbers of people need to know more about this exciting subject. Introduction to Virtual Reality explains what VR is about, without going into the underlying mathematical techniques, but at the same time providing a solid understanding and foundation of the techniques and applications involved.

What is Virtual Reality?
The Benefits of Virtual Reality3D
Computer Graphics Human Factors
VR Hardware
VR Software
VR Applications
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9781852337391
ISBN-10: 1852337397
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 163
Published: 30th March 2004
Publisher: Springer London Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 16.15  x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 2