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The Distributed Interactive Virtual Environments-architecture and applications

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2 Author(s)
Carlsson, C. ; Swedish Inst. of Comput. Sci., Kista, Sweden ; Hagsand, O.

The Distributed Interactive Virtual Environment (DIVE) is an experimental software platform for the development of multi-user virtual reality applications. A large number of users and applications can participate and interact with each other in the same virtual environment even though they may be geographically dispersed. Several user-related abstractions have been introduced to ease the task of application and user interface construction. The work concentrates on the following topics: the peer-to-peer distribution model enables the construction of multi-user, multi-application environments, different from many client/server approaches; user-related `higher level' concepts, such as vehicles, visors and object behaviors-given these tools, application designers may easily construct interactive VR applications

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Distributed Virtual Reality, IEE Colloquium on

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21 May 1993