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A computer-based interactive 3D simulation, in which users take the form of avatars visible to others graphically
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In many cases, 3D engineering CAD models are utilized in the 3D virtual world created with industrial strength 3D CAD systems like SOLIDWORKS[R].
'We took our tutorials, discussion room and resource room to a 3D virtual world,' Dr Ghapanchi told me via email.
His company's Blue Mars is a 3D virtual world platform which the company says features unparalleled interaction, fidelity, scalability, security and connectivity.
The 3D virtual world is a new interesting contender of technologies for supporting online distance education (Simonson et al., 2009).
Keynote presentations focused on the use of technology and websites such as Second Life u a 3D virtual world where users can socialise and connect u to help integrate and educate students and children with autism.
A new centre catering for design firms will be developed as a 3D virtual world by experts at the university's Centre for Design in the Digital Economy (DLab) - giving companies access to global business opportunities and the chance to carry out complex research and development tasks remotely.
George Hood, national community relations secretary of The Salvation Army, in Second Life, a 3D virtual world created by Linden Lab.
Nursing education simulations in the 3D virtual world of SL are used to train RNs in a college program at Evergreen Island, Second Life (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Evergreen% 20Island/104/97/26).
Second Life is a 3D virtual world opened in 2003 which has millions of users who interact with each other via personalised computerised characters called avatars.
Photographer James Glassop said: "Photosynth presents you with an exciting opportunity to showcase your pictures as real life experiences, allowing you to create a 3D virtual world rather than just capturing a flat image.
For the computer tool to learn Arabic, students can navigate with either a keyboard or a mouse, and walk through a 3D virtual world that simulates a village in the Middle East.
* A pliable 3D environment.--Being immersed in a 3D virtual world opens up new possibilities for visualization and interaction.