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Virtual Reality Blueprints by John Williamson, Charles Palmer

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The mallet

The next prop is the mallet, but let's clarify what we mean by a mallet. Mallets are typically long hammer-style tools used in woodworking or croquet. In carnival games, a mallet is used to hit or smash things for points and prizes. But in our virtual world, a mallet can take any shape you desire. For our purposes, the more outlandish the shape the better the experience. Figure 8.3 shows a few different mallet ideas, but we highly recommend being creative and experimenting with different shapes:

Figure 8.3: Various mallet shapes: mallet, boxing glove, and paddle

Whichever shape you use, there are a few components needed to interact ...

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