Developing virtual reality applications [electronic resource] : foundations of effective design / by Alan Craig, William R. Sherman, Jeffrey D. Will.Material type: TextPublisher: Burlington, MA. ; Oxford : Morgan Kaufmann, c2009Description: 1 online resource (xv, 382 p.) : illISBN: 9780123749437; 0123749433Subject(s): Virtual reality | Application software -- DevelopmentGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Developing virtual reality applications.DDC classification: 006.8 LOC classification: QA76.9.V5 | .C728 2009Online resources: ScienceDirect
Virtual Reality has turned the corner from being a mere laboratory novelty to become a valuable tool with practical applications in many fields. From best-selling VR guru Bill Sherman comes Developing Virtual Reality Applications - a comprehensive compendium that examines over 50 unique and foundational VR applications in Business, Science, Medicine, Education, Spatial Studies, Public Safety, and Entertainment industries. Each chapter contains one or more key applications that are explored in depth, as well as examples of these applications in their most recent form and the most current research being conducted. The book also cross-references techniques between different application areas, synthesizing the data into a coherent whole that describes overall VR trends and fundamental best practices. Such synergy gives you a hands-on guide for developing your own applications, and provides an enhanced, longitudinal view of VR development. By promoting mobility across disciplines, Developing Virtual Reality Applications becomes an indispensable one-stop reference for anyone working in this burgeoning field. Presents a wide variety of detailed application descriptions across ALL areas of industry, providing you with practical ideas for VR development in ANY area of interest! Cross references development techniques between different application areas, supplying you with fundamental best practices across disciplines! Includes an online and media-rich companion site with hours of footage from application demonstrations, which puts you in the middle of the action!
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO VIRTUAL REALITY -- CHAPTER 2: BUSINESS AND MANUFACTURING -- CHAPTER 3: SCIENCE APPLICATIONS -- CHAPTER 4: MEDICAL APPLICATIONS -- CHAPTER 5: EDUCATION APPLICATIONS -- CHAPTER 6: LOCATION WALKABOUT APPLICATIONS -- CHAPTER 7: PUBLIC SAFETY & MILITARY APPLICATIONS -- CHAPTER 8: ART APPLICATIONS -- CHAPTER 9: ENTERTAINMENT APPLICATIONS -- CHAPTER 10: PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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