Virtual World Design

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CRC Press, Jul 15, 2014 - Computers - 405 pages
Learn How to Create Immersive Virtual EnvironmentsWritten by an award-winning designer with 20 years of experience designing virtual environments for television and online communities, Virtual World Design explores the intertwining disciplines of 2D graphics, 3D models, lighting, sound, and storytelling. It illustrates how these disciplines come to
 

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Contents

Introduction to Virtual Worlds and Designing for Them
1
How to Use This Book and Start Doing Virtual World Design
15
Build It Once Optimizing Your Design Workflow
21
Concepts in 3D Design for Virtual Environments
39
Virtual Terrain and Designing Landscapes
73
3D Modeling 2D Graphics and Data Visualization
99
Color Particles and Sensory Spaces
127
Lighting in Virtual Environments Second Life and OpenSim
155
Avatars and Nonplayer Characters
237
Prototyping the Real World in a Virtual Environment
257
Scripting Basics for the Designer
277
HUDs in Virtual Environments
295
Machinima in Virtual Worlds
315
The Future Design and Virtual Worlds
339
Glossary
345
Useful Links by Topic
351

Cameras and Collaborative Spaces the Ideagora
171
Virtual Goods and Design for Virtual Shopping Environments
191
Sound Design for Virtual Spaces
219
Back Cover
369
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