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Building Interactive Worlds in 3D by Jean-Marc Gauthier

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Introduction

I have found ways to express myself as a writer, moviemaker, photographer, and architect but still felt the need to communicate ideas that did not fit into any of these domains. New possibilities for expression emerge in the design of virtual spaces. Designing virtual spaces helps me convey ideas in ways that cannot be expressed the same way in writing, movies, photographs, architecture or other visual art. Surrealist artists from the 1920s (Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Louis Bunuel) felt that movies could tackle situations or emotions that could not be depicted in writing or in the traditional visual arts of their times. For similar reasons, topics covered in this book stretch beyond the strict domain of virtual spaces. They relate ...

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