Developing Virtual Reality Applications

Developing Virtual Reality Applications
Author: Alan B. Craig,William R. Sherman,Jeffrey D. Will
Publsiher: Morgan Kaufmann
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2009-06-02
ISBN: 9780080959085
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developing Virtual Reality Applications Book Excerpt:

Virtual Reality systems enable organizations to cut costs and time, maintain financial and organizational control over the development process, digitally evaluate products before having them created, and allow for greater creative exploration. In this book, VR developers Alan Craig, William Sherman, and Jeffrey Will examine a comprehensive collection of current,unique, and foundational VR applications in a multitude of fields, such as business, science, medicine, art, entertainment, and public safety among others. An insider’s view of what works, what doesn’t work, and why, Developing Virtual Reality Applications explores core technical information and background theory as well as the evolution of key applications from their genesis to their most current form. Developmental techniques are cross-referenced between different applications linking information to describe overall VR trends and fundamental best practices. This synergy, coupled with the most up to date research being conducted, provides a hands-on guide for building applications, and an enhanced, panoramic view of VR development. Developing Virtual Reality Applications is an indispensable one-stop reference for anyone working in this burgeoning field. Dozens of detailed application descriptions provide practical ideas for VR development in ALL areas of interest! Development techniques are cross referenced between different application areas, providing fundamental best practices!

Learning Virtual Reality

Learning Virtual Reality
Author: Tony Parisi
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2015-10-26
ISBN: 1491922788
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning Virtual Reality Book Excerpt:

As virtual reality approaches mainstream consumer use, a vibrant development ecosystem has emerged in the past few years. This hands-on guide takes you through VR development essentials for desktop, mobile, and browser-based applications. You’ll explore the three go-to platforms—OculusVR, Gear VR, and Cardboard VR—as well as several VR development environments, programming tools, and techniques. If you’re an experienced programmer familiar with mobile development, this book will help you gain a working knowledge of VR development through clear and simple examples. Once you create a complete application in the final chapter, you’ll have a jumpstart on the next major entertainment medium. Learn VR basics for UI design, 3D graphics, and stereo rendering Explore Unity3D, the current development choice among game engines Create native applications for desktop computers with the Oculus Rift Develop mobile applications for Samsung’s Gear VR with the Android and Oculus Mobile SDKs Build browser-based applications with the WebVR Javascript API and WebGL Create simple and affordable mobile apps for any smartphone with Google’s Cardboard VR Bring everything together to build a 360-degree panoramic photo viewer

Developing Virtual Reality Applications

Developing Virtual Reality Applications
Author: Alan B. Craig,William R. Sherman,Jeffrey D. Will
Publsiher: Morgan Kaufmann
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-07
ISBN: 9781493301157
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developing Virtual Reality Applications Book Excerpt:

Developing Virtual Reality Applications Foundations of Effective Design Alan B. Craig, William R. Sherman, Jeffrey D. Will Virtual Reality systems enable organizations to cut costs and time, maintain financial and organizational control over the development process, digitally evaluate products before having them created, and allow for greater creative exploration. In this book, VR developers Alan Craig, William Sherman, and Jeffrey Will examine a comprehensive collection of current,unique, and foundational VR applications in a multitude of fields, such as business, science, medicine, art, entertainment, and public safety among others. An insider's view of what works, what doesn't work, and why, Developing Virtual Reality Applications explores core technical information and background theory as well as the evolution of key applications from their genesis to their most current form. Developmental techniques are cross-referenced between different applications linking information to describe overall VR trends and fundamental best practices. This synergy, coupled with the most up to date research being conducted, provides a hands-on guide for building applications, and an enhanced, panoramic view of VR development. Developing Virtual Reality Applications is an indispensable one-stop reference for anyone working in this burgeoning field. Dozens of detailed application descriptions provide practical ideas for VR development in ALL areas of interest! Development techniques are cross referenced between different application areas, providing fundamental best practices! Includes a media-rich companion website with hours of footage from application demonstrations! William R. Sherman is the Technical Director of the Center for Advanced Visualization, Computation and Modeling (CAVCaM) at the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Reno, NV. He is responsible for both the hardware and software implementations that provide the infrastructure for immersive and other visualization technologies at DRI. In addition to his DRI responsibilities, Bill teaches a course on virtual reality for the Computer Science and Engineering department at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Jeff Will is an Associate Professor at Valparaiso University. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2002, he was named the Fredrick F. Jenny Professor of Emerging Technology in Engineering. He established the college's Scientific Visualization Laboratory, where he has directed students in major research projects and taught VR technology and programming courses to undergraduates as well as aided faculty from other disciplines to integrate VR into their curricula. Dr. Alan B. Craig is the Associate Director for Human-Computer Interaction at the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (I-CHASS) at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Alan has been with NCSA since 1987. Alan holds a B.S. in Chemistry / Secondary Ed., an M.S. in Computer Science, and a Ph.D. in Information Science, all from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Complete Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Development with Unity

Complete Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Development with Unity
Author: Jesse Glover,Jonathan Linowes
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 668
Release: 2019-04-17
ISBN: 1838644865
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complete Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Development with Unity Book Excerpt:

Get close and comfortable with Unity and build applications that run on HoloLens, Daydream, and Oculus Rift Key Features Build fun augmented reality applications using ARKit, ARCore, and Vuforia Explore virtual reality by developing more than 10 engaging projects Learn how to integrate AR and VR concepts together in a single application Book Description Unity is the leading platform to develop mixed reality experiences because it provides a great pipeline for working with 3D assets. Using a practical and project-based approach, this Learning Path educates you about the specifics of AR and VR development using Unity 2018 and Unity 3D. You’ll learn to integrate, animate, and overlay 3D objects on your camera feed, before moving on to implement sensor-based AR applications. You’ll explore various concepts by creating an AR application using Vuforia for both macOS and Windows for Android and iOS devices. Next, you’ll learn how to develop VR applications that can be experienced with devices, such as Oculus and Vive. You’ll also explore various tools for VR development: gaze-based versus hand controller input, world space UI canvases, locomotion and teleportation, timeline animation, and multiplayer networking. You’ll learn the Unity 3D game engine via the interactive Unity Editor and C# programming. By the end of this Learning Path, you’ll be fully equipped to develop rich, interactive mixed reality experiences using Unity. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: Unity Virtual Reality Projects - Second Edition by Jonathan Linowes Unity 2018 Augmented Reality Projects by Jesse Glover What you will learn Create 3D scenes to learn about world space and scale Move around your scenes using locomotion and teleportation Create filters or overlays that work with facial recognition software Interact with virtual objects using eye gaze, hand controllers, and user input events Design and build a VR storytelling animation with a soundtrack and timelines Create social VR experiences with Unity networking Who this book is for If you are a game developer familiar with 3D computer graphics and interested in building your own AR and VR games or applications, then this Learning Path is for you. Any prior experience in Unity and C# will be an advantage. In all, this course teaches you the tools and techniques to develop engaging mixed reality applications.

Getting Started with React VR

Getting Started with React VR
Author: John Gwinner
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2017-11-30
ISBN: 1788473779
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting Started with React VR Book Excerpt:

Create amazing 360 and virtual reality content that runs directly in your browsers with JavaScript and React VR 2.0 About This Book A practical guide to developing virtual reality experiences targeting web and mobile browsers Create customized 3D graphics for your virtual reality experiences with Three.js Explore the ReactVR library to create objects that seem real and see how they move in the Virtual world Import free models into VR and include those in your code Who This Book Is For This book is for web developers who want to use their existing skill set of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create virtual reality experiences. What You Will Learn Use Blender 2.79 to make virtual reality objects for Web VR. Import free models into VR and how to include those in your code Build a Virtual Museum with interactive art pieces Create your first VR App and customizing it Build animations by procedurally changing an object's position, using timers and Animated APIs Incorporate React Native code and JavaScript code in your VR world In Detail This book takes you on a journey to create intuitive and interactive Virtual Reality experiences by creating your first VR application using React VR 2.0.0. It starts by getting you up to speed with Virtual Reality (VR) and React VR components. It teaches you what Virtual Reality (VR) really is, why it works, how to describe 3D objects, the installation of Node.js (version 9.2.0) and WebVR browser. You will learn 3D polygon modeling, texturing, animating virtual objects and adding sound to your VR world. You will also discover ways to extend React VR with new features and native Three.js. You will learn how to include existing high-performance web code into your VR app. This book will also take you through upgrading and publishing your app. By the end of this book, you'll have a deep knowledge of Virtual Reality and a full-fledged working VR app to add to your profile! Style and approach A step-by-step practical guide to help readers build their first VR application.

Augmented Reality for Developers

Augmented Reality for Developers
Author: Jonathan Linowes,Krystian Babilinski
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2017-10-09
ISBN: 1787288048
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Augmented Reality for Developers Book Excerpt:

Build exciting AR applications on mobile and wearable devices with Unity 3D, Vuforia, ARToolKit, Microsoft Mixed Reality HoloLens, Apple ARKit, and Google ARCore About This Book Create unique AR applications from scratch, from beginning to end, with step-by-step tutorials Use Unity 3D to efficiently create AR apps for Android, iOS, and Windows platforms Use Vuforia, ARTookKit, Windows Mixed Reality, and Apple ARKit to build AR projects for a variety of markets Learn best practices in AR user experience, software design patterns, and 3D graphics Who This Book Is For The ideal target audience for this book is developers who have some experience in mobile development, either Android or iOS. Some broad web development experience would also be beneficial. What You Will Learn Build Augmented Reality applications through a step-by-step, tutorial-style project approach Use the Unity 3D game engine with the Vuforia AR platform, open source ARToolKit, Microsoft's Mixed Reality Toolkit, Apple ARKit, and Google ARCore, via the C# programming language Implement practical demo applications of AR including education, games, business marketing, and industrial training Employ a variety of AR recognition modes, including target images, markers, objects, and spatial mapping Target a variety of AR devices including phones, tablets, and wearable smartglasses, for Android, iOS, and Windows HoloLens Develop expertise with Unity 3D graphics, UIs, physics, and event systems Explore and utilize AR best practices and software design patterns In Detail Augmented Reality brings with it a set of challenges that are unseen and unheard of for traditional web and mobile developers. This book is your gateway to Augmented Reality development—not a theoretical showpiece for your bookshelf, but a handbook you will keep by your desk while coding and architecting your first AR app and for years to come. The book opens with an introduction to Augmented Reality, including markets, technologies, and development tools. You will begin by setting up your development machine for Android, iOS, and Windows development, learning the basics of using Unity and the Vuforia AR platform as well as the open source ARToolKit and Microsoft Mixed Reality Toolkit. You will also receive an introduction to Apple's ARKit and Google's ARCore! You will then focus on building AR applications, exploring a variety of recognition targeting methods. You will go through multiple complete projects illustrating key market sectors including business marketing, education, industrial training, and gaming. By the end of the book, you will have gained the necessary knowledge to make quality content appropriate for a range of AR devices, platforms, and intended uses. Style and approach This book adopts a practical, step-by-step, tutorial-style approach. The design principles and methodology will be explained by creating different modules of the AR app.

Understanding Virtual Reality

Understanding Virtual Reality
Author: William R. Sherman,Alan B. Craig
Publsiher: Morgan Kaufmann
Total Pages: 938
Release: 2018-11-08
ISBN: 012801038X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Virtual Reality Book Excerpt:

Understanding Virtual Reality: Interface, Application, and Design, Second Edition, arrives at a time when the technologies behind virtual reality have advanced dramatically in their development and deployment, providing meaningful and productive virtual reality applications. The aim of this book is to help users take advantage of ways they can identify and prepare for the applications of VR in their field, whatever it may be. The included information counters both exaggerated claims for VR, citing dozens of real-world examples. 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 application design and implementation, including hardware requirements, system integration, interaction techniques and usability. Features substantive, illuminating coverage designed for technical or business readers and the classroom Examines VR's constituent technologies, drawn from visualization, representation, graphics, human-computer interaction and other fields Provides (via a companion website) additional case studies, tutorials, instructional materials and a link to an open-source VR programming system Includes updated perception material and new sections on game engines, optical tracking, VR visual interface software and a new glossary with pictures

Learning Virtual Reality

Learning Virtual Reality
Author: Tony Parisi
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2015-10-26
ISBN: 149192280X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning Virtual Reality Book Excerpt:

Annotation Get an introduction to the technologies, tools, and techniques for programming virtual reality on the latest generation of desktop and mobile VR hardware. With this hands-on guide, you'll learn essential development and production concepts, including UI design, stereo rendering, 3D input, and programming VR applications for native desktop, mobile and the web. You don't have to be a game development wizard or have 3D graphics experience to get started. If you have basic programming skills and some familiarity with mobile development, this book will help you gain a working knowledge of virtual reality through clear and simple examples.

Virtual Reality for Industrial Applications

Virtual Reality for Industrial Applications
Author: Fan Dai
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 3642468470
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virtual Reality for Industrial Applications Book Excerpt:

Just a few years ago, virtual reality was regarded as more a toy than a tool. Today, however, it is becoming the enabling technology for man-machine communications. The rapid development of graphics hardware and soft ware makes its application possible. Besides building walkthroughs and landscape fly-overs with very realistic visual effects, we can recognize the trend toward industrial applications. This is because of the emerging need for tools for rapid product development. Especially in the aeronautical and automotive industries, companies have began to investigate and develop virtual reality tools for their own needs in co-operation with research or ganizations. In co-operation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics (IGD), the Computer Graphics Center (ZGDV) in Darmstadt established the German working group on virtual reality in 1993 as a forum for infor mation exchange between industry and research. German researchers, system developers, and industrial users have met several times in Darm stadt at the Computer Graphics Center. In these meetings they discussed the essential issues inherent in applying virtual reality to industrial appli cations and exchanged their latest research results and experiences.

Virtual Reality Systems for Business

Virtual Reality Systems for Business
Author: Robert J. Thierauf
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 282
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780899309460
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virtual Reality Systems for Business Book Excerpt:

Virtual reality--one of the most advanced and exciting technologies to emerge in recent decades--offers businesspeople a new way to grasp information and use it quickly and effectively. By literally experiencing information in an artifically created computer generated world instead of reading, hearing, or viewing it on a screen, businesspeople can get information in a way that has proved most successful and most natural for humans. The result is saved time and money, savings that are essential to any enterprise if it is to survive and prosper in today's fast-paced, competitive business environment. Designed and written specifically for businesspeople in business situations, Thierauf's book is an essential source of information, and a major contribution to understanding today's business technologies and how their benefits will accrue in years to come.

Augmented Reality for Android Application Development

Augmented Reality for Android Application Development
Author: Jens Grubert,Dr. Raphael Grasset
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2013-11-25
ISBN: 1782168567
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Augmented Reality for Android Application Development Book Excerpt:

A step-by-step tutorial-based guide aimed at giving you hands-on practical experience to develop AR applications for Android.Augmented Reality for Android Application Development is for Android mobile application developers who are familiar with Android Development Tools and deployment, JMonkeyEngine, and the Vuforia SDK.

Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 2001

Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 2001
Author: James D. Westwood
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9781586031435
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 2001 Book Excerpt:

Anatomical Accuracy in Medical 3D Modeling

Unreal Engine VR Cookbook

Unreal Engine VR Cookbook
Author: Mitch McCaffrey
Publsiher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-02-09
ISBN: 0134649788
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unreal Engine VR Cookbook Book Excerpt:

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. “With his YouTube channel, Mitch’s VR Lab, Mitch has helped thousands of people understand the foundations of locomotion and interaction mechanics with clear and concise UE4 videos. I’m thrilled that he has taken the time to bring all his knowledge and experience in working with Unreal Engine and Virtual Reality to the Unreal® Engine VR Cookbook…. Mitch is uniquely qualified to share this book with the world.” —Luis Cataldi, Unreal Engine Education, Epic Games, Inc. For game developers and visualization specialists, VR is the next amazing frontier to conquer—and Unreal Engine 4 is the ideal platform to conquer it with. Unreal ® Engine VR Cookbook is your complete, authoritative guide to building stunning experiences on any Unreal Engine 4-compatible VR hardware. Renowned VR developer and instructor Mitch McCaffrey brings together best practices, common interaction paradigms, specific guidance on implementing these paradigms in Unreal Engine, and practical guidance on choosing the right approaches for your project. McCaffrey’s tested “recipes” contain step-by-step instructions, while empowering you with concise explanations of the underlying theory and math. Whether you’re creating first-person shooters or relaxation simulators, the techniques McCaffrey explains help you get immediate results, as you gain “big picture” knowledge and master nuances that will help you succeed with any genre or project. Understand basic VR concepts and terminology Implement VR logic with Blueprint visual scripting Create basic VR projects with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Gear VR, Google VR, PSVR, and other environments Recognize and manage differences between seated and standing VR experiences Set up trace interactions and teleportation Work with UMG and 2D UIs Implement character inverse kinematics (IK) for head and hands Define effective motion controller interaction Help users avoid motion sickness Optimize VR applications Explore the VR editor, community resources, and more If you’re ready to master VR on Unreal Engine 4, this is the practical resource you’ve been searching for! Register your product at informit.com/register for convenient access to downloads, updates, and corrections as they become available.

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
Author: Timothy Jung,M. Claudia tom Dieck,Philipp A. Rauschnabel
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2020-03-24
ISBN: 3030378691
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Book Excerpt:

This book features the latest research in the area of immersive technologies, presented at the 5th International Augmented and Virtual Reality Conference, held in Munich, Germany in 2019. Bridging the gap between academia and industry, it presents the state of the art in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies and their applications in various industries such as marketing, education, healthcare, tourism, events, fashion, entertainment, retail and the gaming industry. The volume is a collection of research papers by prominent AR and VR scholars from around the globe. Covering the most significant topics in the field of augmented and virtual reality and providing the latest findings, it is of interest to academics and practitioners alike.

Virtual Storytelling Using Virtual Reality Technologies for Storytelling

Virtual Storytelling  Using Virtual Reality Technologies for Storytelling
Author: Marc Cavazza,Stéphane Donikian
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2007-11-25
ISBN: 3540770399
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virtual Storytelling Using Virtual Reality Technologies for Storytelling Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Virtual Storytelling, ICVS 2007, held in Saint-Malo, France, in December 2007. The 12 revised full papers, three invited papers and seven poster and demo papers were carefully reviewed and selected. The papers are organized in topical sections on authoring tools and story models, behavior modeling, user interactivity, an invited session: related EU projects, as well as the poster and demo session.

Virtual Reality in Education Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Virtual Reality in Education  Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 845
Release: 2019-04-01
ISBN: 1522581804
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virtual Reality in Education Breakthroughs in Research and Practice Book Excerpt:

Modern technology has infiltrated many facets of society, including educational environments. Through the use of virtual learning, educational systems can become more efficient at teaching the student population and break down cost and distance barriers to reach populations that traditionally could not afford a good education. Virtual Reality in Education: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is an essential reference source on the uses of virtual reality in K-12 and higher education classrooms with a focus on pedagogical and instructional outcomes and strategies. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as immersive virtual learning environments, virtual laboratories, and distance education, this publication is an ideal reference source for pre-service and in-service teachers, school administrators, principles, higher education faculty, K-12 instructors, policymakers, and researchers interested in virtual reality incorporation in the classroom.

Understanding Virtual Reality

Understanding Virtual Reality
Author: William R. Sherman,Alan B. Craig
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2002-09-10
ISBN: 008052009X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Virtual Reality Book Excerpt:

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.

Understanding Augmented Reality

Understanding Augmented Reality
Author: Alan Craig
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Augmented reality
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Augmented Reality Book Excerpt:

Understanding Augmented Reality addresses the elements that are required to create augmented reality experiences. The technology that supports augmented reality will come and go, evolve and change. The underlying principles for creating exciting, useful augmented reality experiences are timeless. Augmented reality designed from a purely technological perspective will lead to an AR experience that is novel and fun for one-time consumption - but is no more than a toy. Imagine a filmmaking book that discussed cameras and special effects software, but ignored cinematography and storytelling! In order to create compelling augmented reality experiences that stand the test of time and cause the participant in the AR experience to focus on the content of the experience - rather than the technology - one must consider how to maximally exploit the affordances of the medium. Understanding Augmented Reality addresses core conceptual issues regarding the medium of augmented reality as well as the technology required to support compelling augmented reality. By addressing AR as a medium at the conceptual level in addition to the technological level, the reader will learn to conceive of AR applications that are not limited by today's technology. At the same time, ample examples are provided that show what is possible with current technology. Explore the different techniques, technologies and approaches used in developing AR applications Learn from the author's deep experience in virtual reality and augmented reality applications to succeed right off the bat, and avoid many of the traps that catch new developers and users of augmented reality experiences Some AR examples can be experienced from within the book using downloadable software.

Augmented Reality Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics

Augmented Reality  Virtual Reality  and Computer Graphics
Author: Lucio Tommaso De Paolis,Patrick Bourdot
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 724
Release: 2018-07-13
ISBN: 331995282X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Augmented Reality Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics Book Excerpt:

The 2-volume set LNCS 10850 and 10851 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Computer Graphics, AVR 2018, held in Otranto, Italy, in June 2018. The 67 full papers and 26 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: virtual reality; augmented and mixed reality; computer graphics; human-computer interaction; applications of VR/AR in medicine; and applications of VR/AR in cultural heritage; and applications of VR/AR in industry.

Virtual Augmented and Mixed Reality Applications of Virtual and Augmented Reality

Virtual  Augmented and Mixed Reality  Applications of Virtual and Augmented Reality
Author: Randall Shumaker,Lackey Stephanie
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2014-06-06
ISBN: 3319074644
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virtual Augmented and Mixed Reality Applications of Virtual and Augmented Reality Book Excerpt:

The two-volume set LNCS 8525-8526 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, VAMR 2014, held as part of the 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2014, in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, in June 2014, jointly with 13 other thematically similar conferences. The total of 1476 papers and 220 posters presented at the HCII 2014 conferences were carefully reviewed and selected from 4766 submissions. These papers address the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. The papers thoroughly cover the entire field of human-computer interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas. The total of 82 contributions included in the VAMR proceedings were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in this two-volume set. The 43 papers included in this volume are organized in the following topical sections: VAMR in education and cultural heritage; games and entertainment; medical, health and rehabilitation applications; industrial, safety and military applications.