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A Synthetic 3D Multimedia Environment

Authors: 
R. Genswaider, H. Berger, M. Dittenbach, A. Pesenhofer, W. Merkl, A. Rauber, T. Lidy
Publisher: 
Springer
Proceedings: 
Computational Intelligence in Multimedia Processing: Recent Advances
Pages: 
79 - 98
Year: 
2008
Type: 
Book Contribution
Hidden Keywords: 
MediaSquare
Department Focus: 
Computational Intelligence
TU Focus: 
Computational Science and Engineering
ISBN: 
ISBN: 978-3-540-76826-5
Abstract: 
In this chapter we present The MediaSquare, a synthetic 3D multimedia environment we are currently developing.<br> The MediaSquare enables users, impersonated as avatars, to browse and experience multimedia content by literally walking through it.<br> Users may engage in conversations with other users, exchange experiences as well as collectively explore and enjoy the featured content.<br> The combination of algorithms from the area of artificial intelligence with state-of-the-art 3D virtual environments creates an intuitive interface that provides access to manually as well as automatically structured multimedia data while allowing to take advantage of spatial metaphors.
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