Frontiers

On the horizon ...

You'll find a listing of numerous cutting edge VR projects in the 'Task and Working Groups' page of the Web 3D Consortium web site:

Web 3D Consortium: Task and Working Groups
» http://www.web3d.org/x3d/workgroups/index.html
[Link updated and viewed 15 February 2005]

X3D

X3D Viewers, Browsers & Plug-ins
» http://www.web3d.org/applications/tools/viewers_and_browsers/

Avatars, Bots, and Intelligent Agents


Readings:

Funge, J.D. (1999). AI for Games and Animation: A Cognitive Modeling Approach. A K Peters Ltd.

Virtual Human Cyber Stars
» http://www.coe.uh.edu/visualville/vrhuman.html

Jack -- Human modeling and simulation system
» http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~hms/jack.html

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VR in the cinema and interactive entertainments


Readings:

Craig Reynolds' "boids"
» http://www.red.com/cwr/boids.html

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Artificial Life

Artificial Life in Computer Graphics
» http://www.education.siggraph.org/materials/HyperGraph/animation/art_life/art_life0.htm

Biota
» http://www.biota.org/