Software engineering of virtual worlds

G. Jounghyun Kim, Kyo Chul Kang, Hyejung Kim, Jiyoung Lee

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Abstract

Developing a virtual reality application is a difficult task. For one thing, it requires an in-depth knowledge and understanding in many different disciplines. However, the most difficult part lies in the effective management of simultaneous design of form, function and behavior of virtual objects. Up to now, only little focus has been given to methods and tools for rapid prototyping VR software and modeling virtual objects. Most VR applications are developed by modeling the needed objects on conventional CAD systems first, then by programming their functions and behavior using low-level graphics libraries or high level simulation packages. In this paper, we advocate for a structural and pedagogical approach to developing VR applications, and add the component of "form" to an existing real-time system development methodology so that the resulting methodology (and the prototyping environment) supports simultaneous and hierarchical engineering of form, function and behavior. Using the proposed methodology and supporting tool, it is our hope that VR applications can be produced and maintained effectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST 1998
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages131-138
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)1581130198, 9781581130195
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST 1998 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 1998 Nov 21998 Nov 5

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST

Other

OtherACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST 1998
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period98/11/298/11/5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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    Kim, G. J., Kang, K. C., Kim, H., & Lee, J. (1998). Software engineering of virtual worlds. In Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST 1998 (pp. 131-138). (Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/293701.293718