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_id a4fe
authors Encarnacao, J. and Goebel, M., Rosenblum, M.
year 1994
title European Activities in Virtual Reality
source Computer Graphics and Applications, Vol. 14, No. 1, January 1994
summary We survey European activities in virtual reality, with an emphasis on selected efforts in architecture and sound, telepresence, scientific visualization, simulation, software design, and entertainment. This article surveys European activities and funding for VR with two caveats: First, nearly a year separates writing and publication. For most scientific fields, this publication delay for survey material would be minimal: for virtual reality, significant changes might have since occurred in some programs. We took advantage of the revision period to upgrade our information and the references as much as possible. Second, some long standing, significant European efforts go unmentioned as outside the scope of our short survey or as duplicates of others included. Despite the limitations, this sampling of Europe's leading efforts collectively gives an accurate snapshot of current European activity.
series journal paper
last changed 2003/04/23 13:14

_id a6a9
authors Goebel, Martin and Kroemker, Detlef
year 1986
title A Multi-Microprocessor GKS Workstation
source IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications July, 1986. vol. 6: pp. 54-60 : ill. includes bibliography.
summary Implementers of graphical application systems hesitate to interface their applications to the GKS standard not only because GKS functionality seems to be less sufficient for a particular application but also because the use of GKS -- as it is offered in portable software implementations -- usually means a loss of system performance. This article describes an installation of GKS on a multi-microprocessor that is based on functional distribution principles as well as on the object-oriented distribution of a graphics system. The main concepts and advantages of a GKS workstation using more than one processing unit with at least one output pipeline are described. The flexibility of this approach opens a perspective view to a GKS workstation that is configurable to application requirements
keywords standards, GKS, graphs, systems, hardware
series CADline
last changed 2003/06/02 08:24

_id c7b8
authors Nitsche, Michael and Roudavski, Stanislav (with Penz, François and Thomas, Maureen)
year 2003
title Drama and Context in Real-Time Virtual Environments: Use of Pre-Scripted Events as a Part of an Interactive Spatial Mediation Framework
source TIDSE ’03 Technologies for Interactive Digital Storytelling and Entertainment, S.Goebel, N.Braun, U.Spierling, J.Dechau, H.Diener (eds.) Darmstadt, Germany, 24-26 March 2003. Fraunhofer IRB Verlag, Stuttgart, ISBN 3-8167-6276-X, pp. 296-310
summary We suggest that the dramatically engaging mediation of an experience of place should be built in as a fundamental capability of a compelling and meaningful virtual environment (VE). Our main objective is to develop flexible interactive techniques that supply VE’s with a coherent context and make the resulting ‘virtual place’ available to the user in a dramatically engaging way. To support the concept of narrative expressive space, we propose a three-layer multi-purpose spatial mediation framework that utilizes an interactive narrative structure to coordinate stylized dramatic camera work, lighting, effects and sound. We then describe the use of pre-scripted events as a layer in this framework and explain the inherent benefits and problems, using a single-user prototype environment as illustration. The work offers guidelines for the design of VE’s to all fields that combine narrativity and spatiality, such as interactive entertainment, education and architecture.
series other
email stanislav.roudavski@cumis.cam.ac.uk
more http://www.arct.cam.ac.uk/cumis/
last changed 2003/04/17 16:57

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