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LivingSpace: A Living Worlds Implementation using an Event-based Architecture

Hawkes, Rycharde; Wray, Mike


Keyword(s): VRML; living worlds; distributed virtual environments; internet notification systems; computer graphics

Abstract: We present LivingSpace, an implementation of the Living Worlds Working Group's draft specification for the use of Virtual Reality Modelling Language to support multi-user Virtual Environments. The description of the implementation focuses on the use of the Keryx Internet Notification System to provide the essential infrastructure. The usefulness of the resultant open architecture is demonstrated through an example multiuser world containing a shared slideboard and supporting communication between users using spatial audio. Users of the world are represented using human-like models supporting animations such as walking and waving.

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