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The Resource Understanding virtual reality : interface, application, and design, William R. Sherman, Alan B. Craig, (electronic book)

Understanding virtual reality : interface, application, and design, William R. Sherman, Alan B. Craig, (electronic book)

Label
Understanding virtual reality : interface, application, and design
Title
Understanding virtual reality
Title remainder
interface, application, and design
Statement of responsibility
William R. Sherman, Alan B. Craig
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Understanding Virtual Reality arrives at a time when the technologies behind virtual reality have advanced to the point that it is possible to develop and deploy meaningful, productive virtual reality applications. The aim of this thorough, accessible exploration is to help you take advantage of this moment, equipping you with the understanding needed to identify and prepare for ways VR can be used in your field, whatever your field may be. By approaching VR as a communications medium, the authors have created a resource that will remain relevant even as the underlying technologies evolve. You get a history of VR, along with a good look at systems currently in use. However, the focus remains squarely on the application of VR and the many issues that arise in the application design and implementation, including hardware requirements, system integration, interaction techniques, and usability. This book also counters both exaggerated claims for VR and the view that would reduce it to entertainment, citing dozens of real-world examples from many different fields and presenting (in a series of appendices) four in-depth application case studies. * Substantive, illuminating coverage designed for technical and business readers and well-suited to the classroom. * Examines VR's constituent technologies, drawn from visualization, representation, graphics, human-computer interaction, and other fields, and explains how they are being united in cohesive VR systems. * Via a companion Web site, provides additional case studies, tutorials, instructional materials, and a link to an open-source VR programming system
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OPELS
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Sherman, William R
Dewey number
004/.01/9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.9.H85
LC item number
S54 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Craig, Alan B
Series statement
Morgan Kaufmann series in computer graphics and geometric modeling
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Virtual reality
Label
Understanding virtual reality : interface, application, and design, William R. Sherman, Alan B. Craig, (electronic book)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 541-556) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to virtual reality -- VR : the medium -- Interface to the virtual world : output -- Rendering the virtual world -- Interacting with the virtual world -- The virtual reality experience -- Experience design : applying VR to a problem -- The future of virtual reality
Control code
  • SCIDI162595477
  • |z9781558603530
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 582 p., [16] p. of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780080520094
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Understanding virtual reality : interface, application, and design, William R. Sherman, Alan B. Craig, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 541-556) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to virtual reality -- VR : the medium -- Interface to the virtual world : output -- Rendering the virtual world -- Interacting with the virtual world -- The virtual reality experience -- Experience design : applying VR to a problem -- The future of virtual reality
Control code
  • SCIDI162595477
  • |z9781558603530
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 582 p., [16] p. of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780080520094
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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