Elements and principles of virtual design 2

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  • 1. Translating the Immersive Arts Virtually Speaking
  • 2. vlogg ing We need New Languages for our New Worlds IM Wik i phishing ar avat teleport
  • 3. We can communicate only to the extent that We can communicate only to the extent that we can translate. we can translate.
  • 4. All communication is an exercise in translation.
  • 5. A Plot of Actual Conversations …. Think about it ……
  • 6. For a simulated world to work, it must present us with those things we need to translate our experiences.
  • 7. The elements of art are useful tools toward that goal. COLOR LINE SHAPE SPACE TEXTURE
  • 8. Fantasy Socialization Mental Exercise Curiosity Adventure Stimulation http://news.filefront.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/pro-gamers.jpg Why do people play games?
  • 9. Why do people visit virtual environments, i.e. Second Life? Fantasy Socialization Mental Exercise Curiosity Adventure Stimulation
  • 10. How do virtual environments differ from video games? Virtual environments do not have story or narrative. Without story, there is no ending as in video games. The avatars create the environment. The goal is virtual realism without actually duplicating real life.
  • 11. These are the Elements of the Game World Graphics Audio Gameplay Interactivity Narrative (in video games)
  • 12. What elements of the game matter? Graphics Audio Story/Narrative Gameplay
  • 13. Texture in this environment, refers to an image file that mimics a real surface in appearance or feel.
  • 14. Space is very literal in virtual environments. There is a finite area within which to create, (from the creative perspective), and to play (from the user’s perspective.)
  • 15. Each visual and each audio is an object. Objects take shape, and occupy physical space.
  • 16. The most intriguing application of line in the simulated world is the series of lines that chart the communication path between objects. In this way, it is similar to theatre.
  • 17. Color is sound. Color is light. Color is emotion.
  • 18. It is simply a matter of translation.