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Virtual actors and avatars in a flexible user-determined-scenario environment

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1 Author(s)
Shawver, D.M. ; Sandia Nat. Labs., Albuquerque, NM, USA

VRaptor, a VR system for situational training that uses trainer-defined scenarios is described. The trainee is represented by an avatar; the rest of the virtual world is populated by virtual actors, which are under the control of trainer-defined scripts. The scripts allow reactive behaviors, but the trainer can control the overall scenario. This type of training system may be very useful in supplementing physical training

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Virtual Reality Annual International Symposium, 1997., IEEE 1997

Date of Conference:

1-5 Mar 1997