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Learn How to Create Immersive Virtual EnvironmentsWritten by an award-winning designer with 20 years of experience designing virtual environments for television and online communities, Virtual World Design explores the intertwining disciplines of 2D graphics, 3D models, lighting, sound, and storytelling. It illustrates how these disciplines come to
Introduction to Virtual Worlds and Designing for Them. How to Use This Book and Start Doing Virtual World Design. "Build It Once" Optimizing Your Design Workflow. Concepts in 3D Design for Virtual Environments. Virtual Terrain and Designing Landscapes. 3D Modeling, 2D Graphics, and Data Visualization. Color, Particles, and Sensory Spaces. Lighting in Virtual Environments: Second Life and OpenSim. Cameras and Collaborative Spaces (the Ideagora). Virtual Goods and Design for Virtual Shopping Environments. Sound Design for Virtual Spaces. Avatars and Nonplayer Characters. Prototyping the Real World in a Virtual Environment. Scripting Basics for the Designer. HUDs in Virtual Environments. Machinima in Virtual Worlds. The Future, Design, and Virtual Worlds. Index.