Tag Archive for: virtual world

The Importance of Architecture in Video Games and Virtual Worlds

Architecture in video games matters, and there is a right way and a wrong way to approach it. Games are chock full of buildings, but there is a tremendous deficit of ‘Architecture.’ Here are some thoughts on the importance and potential of architecture in game design and virtual worlds.

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Virtual Worlds and the Built Environment – White Paper published by Daden Limited

Daden Limited’s new white paper, ‘Virtual Worlds and the Built Environment’ (download here) provides an insightful overview of several Second Life case studies relating to architecture, engineering and construction industry projects, along with descriptions of what make virtual worlds a useful tool for AEC industry projects.

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Getting to Know the Game Industry: Resources to Help You Get Your Game On

The convergence of the game industry and the metaverse will be a Big Bang for the 3D web, but if you’re coming to this from the metaverse side of the fence and not a hardcore gamer, wrapping your mind around the mechanics and current state of the game industry can be pretty challenging.

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National School of Architecture of Marseille launches virtual school

It took me a while to stop laughing at these images for long enough to finish this post… What an exciting ‘virtual architecture’ lineup we have this weekend!   On Saturday, the National School of Architecture of Marseille will be opening their new virtual school in Second Life – in parallel with a real world exhibition at […]

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Studio Wikitecture dialing in on final booth design for SL6B

Studio Wikitecture’s newest project, to design a booth for SL6b has brought in some fantastic design ideas!  Now we need your votes to help decide which to finalize.  Learn more about how to cast your votes at the link below, but hurry!  We need to have all votes cast by noon PDT on June 17th. […]

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Dispatches from Egypt: David Denton, AIA

David Denton, AIA – an architect from Marina Del Rey, California has been spending the past several weeks working on a project in Egypt.  He has found virtual world modeling to be far more effective than traditional CAD or BIM applications in sharing ideas with the client, and promises to share some of his observations […]

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Virtual Worlds in Action: University of Alabama

I recently gave a presentation at the Virtual World Best Practices in Education (VWBPE) conference, and talked about some ideas for making the most of virtual education spaces.  While working with the University of Alabama to help guide them in developing their virtual campus, their project has become a great case study in how these […]

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Chris Luebkeman, ARUP, Virtual Installation of ‘Drivers of Change’

Chris Luebkeman, ARUP, gave a presentation of his ‘Drivers of Change‘ concept in the virtual world platform Second Life during the opening of this installation, sponsored by Autodesk Island.   To visit this installation, click the link below then click ‘Sign Up’ in the upper right corner if you don’t already have a free Second Life […]

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Architecture For Humanity Enters the 3D Web

“This is an introduction by Lauren Stokes to Architecture For Humanity’s own interactive digital globe that will host models from their Open Architecture Network. Using X3D Earth and Open Street Map, web3D students sponsored by GeoSherpa are helping Architecture For Humanity in their migration to the open interactive 3D web. To help support green sustainable […]

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A few good links

Architect Designs Sony’s Virtual World: http://www.businessweek.com/globalbiz/content/jan2009/gb20090123_837565.htm?chan=top+news_top+news+index+-+temp_global+business (hat tip to Bettina Tizzy for finding this) The battle to rebuild London has begun:http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/jan/15/internet-web20-victor-keegan (via Digital Urban) Enhance Live Events With Virtual Ones: http://webworkerdaily.com/2009/01/23/enhance-live-events-with-virtual-ones/

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