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Virtual Prototyping

A virtual prototype is a prototype design of a physical object, which is not just surface mapped, but exists in its entirety, complete with all moving parts, and behaves exactly as the physical counterpart should. Virtual prototyping, is the process of creating them.

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This book is dedicated to both virtual reality and augmented reality, as in how both apply to the manufacturing process. Everything from 3D visualisation and pre-manufacture prototyping to 3D printers and revolutionising the manufacture process.

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Home-Use desktop 3D Fabricator debuts
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The age of cheap, home fabrication and rapid prototyping WITHOUT dedicated facilities, may finally be dawning upon us. A cheap, self-assembly unit, costing little more than a new PC, has been developed by a group of US researchers, which actually has superior capabilities to many high-end commercial fabricators.

The age of cheap, home fabrication and rapid prototyping without any requirement for dedicated facilities, may finally be dawning upon us. A cheap, self-assembly unit, costing little more than a new PC, was developed at the very start of 2007. Here, we chart its progress, and see if the revolution is truly revolutionary.

Yes, this is a game design book, rather than a simulation design book. However, the disconnect between simulations and games technology wise, does not really exist.

Essentially this book is an updated version of Game Design Workshop: Designing, Prototyping, & Playtesting Games, for which the author of this book was one of the authors of the previous book.

Julian Dibbell, freelance writer, and author of ?A Tiny Life? and other works chronicling the massive, disruptive impact of virtual lives on both the physical and the virtual. He tried a little experiment: was it possible to make more money from his forays into the virtual, buying and selling virtual items, than he makes as a successful writer?

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Virtual worlds with real purposes
BBC Click examines the creation of a virtual copy of Berlin, intended as a space for virtual tourism.

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Ditching the V-Word
A lovely escapist magazine article about why the ?virtual? in virtual worlds and virtual environments, has outlived its usefulness, and is doing more harm than good, to the industry.

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Mugging ? on a Massive Virtual Scale
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News from the 18th of August 2005, the first recorded case of a man arrested for mugging a great many people in a virtual world - and then taking their virtual goods, and selling them wholesale on an auction website. Industrial grade mugging - in a virtual world.

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Virtual Property Theft ? Physical Murder
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Industry news, from 01-04-2005. Hands up who saw this one coming? That?s right, you can all put your hands down now. Virtual property, existing only in a database server, has long been a hot topic in virtual reality, as to who actually owns it. Now, this case has reached a new level, with the murder of a man accused of stealing a virtual sword.


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(Press Release) A new company has formed to address the growing need to convert three-dimensional computer models generated with a computer-aided design program into actual physical prototypes
for use in a variety of industries.

The medical sector is finally applying rapid prototyping technology as the rule rather than the exception, to produce more comfortable sockets for use with artificial limbs. The result is a better interface between prosthetic legs and resid...

Roland Lian Cung Bawi of Owensboro was born with four congenital heart defects and his doctors were looking for greater insights into his condition prior to a Feb. 10 operation.

Philip Dydynski, chief of radiology at Kosair C...

Basque Research are taking the field of telehaptics and applying it to industrial design for what is perhaps the first time. This has been made possible by the increased success of virtual prototyping

A virtual prototype is a...

Using portable 3D laser technology, scientists have electronically preserved a rare 110 million-year-old fossilized dinosaur footprint that was previously excavated and built into the wall of a bandstand at a Texas courthouse in the 1930s.<...