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A Viewpoint, often called a window, is the interface between a participant and the virtual environment in fishbowl (monitor) based VR systems.

The viewpoint is also the point from which all raytracing and geometry creation occurs for a specific participant.

Sometimes a fishbowl VR allows multiple viewpoints at once, open to different locations. This is the case with all stereoscopic viewing.

Below, we offer a selection of links from our resource databases which may match this term.

Related Dictionary Entries for Viewpoint:

Adaptive Geometry Scaling


Alternate Life

Anisotropic filtering

Back-Face Culling

Backwards Raytracing


Binocular Disparity

Camera Matrix


Caustic Shading


Clip Space

Clipping plane

Computer Aided Software Engineering


Depth Buffering

Detail Texture

Diffusion Map

Dynamic LOD reduction


Egocentric Viewpoint

Exocentric Viewpoint


Fog Gradient

Free Viewpoint Video


Full Scene Anti-Aliasing


Hidden Surface Determination

Hidden Surface Removal

Hierarchical Radiosity

Hierarchical Radiosity Algorithm



Image Distance


Kinetic Depth Effect

Layer Fogging

Level Of Detail



LOD Geometry System

Mesh Level Of Detail

Mesh LOD

Moire pattern


Monoscopic Display

Monoscopic Mode

Motion parallax

Multiple Textures

Occlusion Culling

Offset Mapping

Orthographic Projection

Painter's Algorithm

Pan Shot


Parallax Distortion

Parallax Mapping

Parallax Mapping with Offset Limiting

Parallax Occlusion Mapping


Platonic Realism

Priority Fill

Projection Matrix

Puffy Cloud


Reprojection Error

Reverse Painter's Algorithm

Scanline Rendering

Scenes View

Shadow Mapping

Tethered Viewpoint

Unintentional Gesture

View Distance Fogging

View Frustum

View Space



Virtual Bounding Plane

Virtual Camera

Virtual Displacement Mapping

Virtual Studio

Visible Surface Determination

Volumetric Fogging



World in the hand


Zooming User Interface



Resources in our database matching the Term Viewpoint:

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This book is very much a philosophical viewpoint tome, one which is very relevant to VR, as it meanders between materialism and sensory synergy, arguing back and forth about how motion and sensation are the same thing; two halves of a dynamo engine which continually feed into one another.

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Stereoscopic Display Methods
Visual stereoscopy comes in many flavours. Depending on how the video feed is constructed, and whether or not it was originally designed with stereoscopy in mind, the technology used to deliver a slightly different positional viewpoint to the eye, differs greatly.

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Some Thoughts on Artificial Intelligence
A look on Artificial Intelligence routines for NPCs from a non-technical source. Lookin at the goals you desire, and the types of behaviour worth considering, without going into the detail of how. A novel viewpoint that does make you think.

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Resource List: Visual AR Development
Visual augmented reality elements are amongst the simplest AR elements to integrate into the physical environment. That said, tracking and adjusting for a continually changing user viewpoint, without it becoming obvious that the data is superimposed from VR, is a major undertaking.

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Managing the Participant Viewpoint for greater Immersion
If you run a virtual world, whose premise centres around a form of living or lifestyle significantly different from mainstream society; whether roleplay, persona play, or full blown alternate life, the last thing you desire is for people to enter it, completely ignoring the in-world culture and behaving any way they like.


Industry News containing the Term Viewpoint:

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A new research project called Pocket Virtual Worlds is attempting to expand upon the virtual panorama concept somewhat. Developed as an educational tool, Pocket Virtual Worlds uses cyclorama style panoramic photographs of various locations....

July 7th, 2012
Cambridge, UK

The First Annual Francis Crick Memorial Conference, focusing on "Consciousness in Humans and Non-Human Animals", aims to provide a purely data-driven perspective on the neural correlates ...

Rugby players worldwide could benefit from a new virtual reality training programme created at Queen's University Belfast.

Team members from Ulster Rugby have been working with researchers in the School of Psychology at Quee...

Intended to compete with the new 3D google Earth, Virtual Earth mapping software from Microsoft has been updated to include photo-realistic three-dimensional models of real buildings and other structures.

"This gives you a w...

New street-level imaging software developed by Microsoft could help people find locations more quickly on the Web. The software could also leave new space for online advertising.

Services like Google Street View and Bing Stre...