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virtual world

[¦vər·chə·wəl ′wərld]
(computer science)
A navigable visual digital environment.

virtual world

(1) A 3D computer environment in which users are represented on screen as themselves or as made-up characters and interact in real time with other users. Massively multiuser online games (MMOGs) and worlds such as Second Life are examples. See MMOG, MMORPG, Second Life and metaverse.

(2) A generic term for the online world of the Internet. See hyperconnected.
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Project outputs include, among others, i) conceptual design of information security threat scenarios concerning the needs of each target group, ii) a 3D virtual world implementing these scenarios through online engaging learning activities, iii) supportive documentation and material for potential users, iv) reports on the pilot implementations of the environment in each partner country.
There is a considerable amount of research on the benefits of using a 3D virtual world as a teaching and learning tool (Warburton, 2009; Dalgarno, Gregory, Carlson, Lee, & Tynan, 2013).
Members of Loki Land download the free Loki Land software client & then create their free account & virtual representation of themselves (Avatar) that can later be customized to better fit their look and style, Once members launch the Loki Land client they "land" in the city where they will able to immerse themselves into a completely 3D Virtual world environment where they can interact with real people just like themselves inside the various venues of not only Loki Land but other worlds built inside the Utherverse platform.
His company's Blue Mars is a 3D virtual world platform which the company says features unparalleled interaction, fidelity, scalability, security and connectivity.
In the past year, Xerox's Innovation Group has started to investigate how the technology of 3D virtual worlds can impact the way people do business.
Second Life is the 3D virtual world inhabited by nearly a million residents, and visitors to this world--whether they be newcomers or experienced--will find Second Life: The Official Guide packs in details on its history and functions.
define the specific navigation behaviors in a 3D virtual world that need to be modeled;
A MODERN sculpture has become an interactive growing reality on the internet in a 3D virtual world.
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The world s leading architecture software, ArchiCAD 17 now works with the cinemizer OLED 3D multimedia glasses and headtracker, giving architects and their clients a first person perspective to navigate through building designs in an immersive 3D virtual world.
However, the latest centre - which will cater for design firms - will be developed as a 3D virtual world giving North East companies access to global business opportunities and the chance to carry out complex research and development tasks remotely.
As the largest user-created 3D virtual world, Second Life has its own custom content authoring system.