Interacting with Virtual Environments

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Leading international developers of interaction and image display techniques offer indispensable insight into how the two are being synthesized in a mutually beneficial way. Emphasizes practical cutting-edge methods which can be readily used in a wide variety of applications, to wit: providing a graphical user interface for collaborative computer systems; creating image databases, visualization, animation and virtual reality systems and other simulations. Abundantly illustrated ...

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Leading international developers of interaction and image display techniques offer indispensable insight into how the two are being synthesized in a mutually beneficial way. Emphasizes practical cutting-edge methods which can be readily used in a wide variety of applications, to wit: providing a graphical user interface for collaborative computer systems; creating image databases, visualization, animation and virtual reality systems and other simulations. Abundantly illustrated with drawings and color plates.

Bringing together some of the world's leading developers of interaction and image display methods, this volume gives a valuable insight into how the two methods are being synthesized in a mutually beneficial way. The emphasis is on practical state-of-the-art techniques that can be readily used in a wide variety of applications.

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Offers systems developers practical advice on how state-of-the-art techniques can be applied in the design of interactive systems, addressing three key aspects of virtual environments: the human- computer interface, parametric image generation, and interactive image manipulation. Leading developers of interaction and image display methods cover topics such as virtual office environments, complex image manipulation, the design of 3D clothes for virtual actors, simulating the behavior of virtual actors, collaborative design, and flight simulation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780471939412
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/24/1994
  • Series: Professional Computing Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 314
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.88 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

Human Skills in Interface Design (W. Buxton).

Visual Programming (A. Davison, et al.).

Visualizing Design Ideas (J. Lansdown).

Sketching in Collaborative Design (S. Scrivener & S. Clark).

Image Processing for Museums (J. Cupitt & K. Martinez).

Photo CD Multimedia (N. Richards & P. Rankin).

Tailoring Clothes for Virtual Actors (N. Thalmann).

Virtual Actors and Virtual Environments (D. Zeltzer & M. Johnson).

Interacting with Art-ificial Life (S. Todd & W. Latham).

Index.

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