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Skript: An extendable language flexible avatar control framework for VR applications

Fischer, Alan (2005) Skript: An extendable language flexible avatar control framework for VR applications. Masters thesis, Iowa State University.

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Abstract

This thesis covers the design and implementation of a framework for the integration of avatars into Virtual Reality (VR) applications. Specifically, the work focuses on a language flexible method of scripting avatars to perform a series of actions. This framework can be integrated with other packages that allow the avatars to be controlled by influences beyond just the script. These other packages can be crowd simulation algorithms, or some other behavior modeling algorithms that simulate certain situations. More importantly, these packages can also enable the avatars to be aware of the VR application user, and therefore can enhance the user experience. The use of this framework simplifies the development of a user aware avatar application. Finally, this framework was integrated with an existing VR application; a reconstruction of a Hindu temple. The results of this integration and the insight gained from it will be examined.

EPrint Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Avatars, VR, Scripting
Subjects:Computer Engineering > SOFTWARE SYSTEMS > Software Engineering
ID Code:148
Identification Number:TR-2005-04-6
Deposited By:Alan Fischer
Deposited On:20 April 2005

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