Real Experiences of Virtual Worlds
DS 30: Proceedings of DESIGN 2002, the 7th International Design Conference, Dubrovnik
Editor: Marjanovic D.
Author: Ucelli, G.; Conti, G.; Petric, J.; Maver, T. W.
Section: Supportive technologies
The JCAD-VR framework is implemented to anticipate the use of VR within the creation phase of the design process. It creates simple parametric 3D-shapes directly in a co-edit VR environment, thus allowing the design to be shared as it evolves. To allow constant collaboration between several users the entire project is based on client-server architecture where every user accesses the virtual world, interacts with the VE and shares design tasks. The whole framework is organised in an object-oriented fashion, where each module fulfils a certain task and it is independently coded. This approach has allowed the delivery of an initial functioning core of the system, whose capabilities will be expanded in the near future.
Keywords: Virtual Reality, Collaborative Design, Distributive Environment