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Virtual Reality Blueprints by John Williamson, Charles Palmer

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VR terms and definitions

For the purposes of this book, we will define augmented reality (AR) as the melding of the real-world environment and computer generated imagery (CGI). AR is more than just a simple Heads Up Display (HUD), as AR tracks some or all of the real-world environment in three dimensions in real time, giving the impression that the computer generate imagery is part of the real world. Simple AR demos populate the App Stores for all modern smartphones, though the best experiences are done through a Head Mounted Display (HMD).

In AR, a CGI cartoon character would be drawn in your living room. With certain AR hardware, all of the details in your living room would be scanned and converted into 3D spatial data, allowing the CGI ...

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