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A hitchhiker's guide to virtual reality / Karen McMenemy, Stuart Ferguson.

Author/Creator:
McMenemy, Karen, 1976, author.
Publication:
Wellesley, Mass. : AK Peters, 2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (602 p.)
Edition:
1st edition
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Subjects:
Human-computer interaction.
Virtual reality.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
System Details:
text file
Summary:
A Hitchhiker's Guide to Virtual Reality brings together under one cover all the aspects of graphics, video, audio, and haptics that have to work together to make virtual reality a reality. Like any good guide, it reveals the practical things you need to know, from the viewpoint of authors who have been there. This two-part guide covers the science, technology, and mathematics of virtual reality and then details its practical implementation. The first part looks at how the interface between human senses and technology works to create virtual reality, with a focus on vision, the most important s
Contents:
Front Cover; Copyright; Table of Contents; Preface; Part I. What, Why and How; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. The Human Senses and VR; Chapter 3. Applications and Implications of VR; Chapter 4. Building a Practical VR System; Chapter 5. Describing and Storing the VR World; Chapter 6. A Pocket 3D Theory Reference; Chapter 7. The Rendering Pipeline; Chapter 8. Computer Vision in VR; Chapter 9. Image-Based Rendering; Chapter 10. Stereopsis; Chapter 11. Navigation and Movement in VR; Chapter 12. Tools, Libraries and Templates for VR; Chapter 13. Programming 3D Graphics in Real Time
Chapter 14. High-Quality 3D with OpenGL 2Chapter 15. Using Multimedia in VR; Chapter 16. Programming Stereopsis; Chapter 17. Programming Input and Force Feedback; Chapter 18. Building on the Basics, Some Projects in VR; Appendix A. Rotation with Quaternions; Appendix B. The Generalized Inverse; Appendix C. Aligning Two Images in a Panoramic Mosaic; Appendix D. A Minimal WindowsTemplate Program; Appendix E. An MFC Template Program; Appendix F. The COM in Practice; Back Cover
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Ferguson, Stuart, 1953-
ISBN:
0-429-10833-8
1-138-41387-9
1-322-66772-1
1-56881-303-1
OCLC:
899156063
Publisher Number:
10.1201/b10677 doi