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Research Article: Virtual Reality

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Virtual Reality

The terms virtual reality (VR) and virtual environment (VE) refer to an artificial reality created by computer technology that provides the user with a first-person, interactive view into the virtual world that has been created. It is this interactive capability that distinguishes VR from other systems based on computer graphics such as the extremely realistic computer animations that are increasingly being used by the filmmaking industry. Actors do not actually interact with the computer animations that will ultimately appear in a film. Instead, they interact with an "imaginary" scene or animation that is then added later to provide realism for the moviegoer. This provides the audience with a third-person view of a virtual world. Such a view is in sharp contrast to VR, in which the environment is centered around the perspective of the user who will also typically have the ability to interact...

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