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Getting to Know the Game Industry: Resources to Help You Get your Game On

The convergence of the game industry and the metaverse will be a Big Bang for the 3D web, but if  you’re coming to this from the metaverse side of the fence but not a hardcore gamer, wrapping your mind around the mechanics and current state of the game industry can be pretty challenging.   It’s a deep dive worth taking – one that can inform metaverse and 3D web endeavors of any stripe.

Read the full post on our main site here: http://archvirtual.com/?p=3136

 

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Architecture For Humanity Enters the 3D Web

“This is an introduction by Lauren Stokes to Architecture For Humanity’s own interactive digital globe that will host models from their Open Architecture Network. Using X3D Earth and Open Street Map, web3D students sponsored by GeoSherpa are helping Architecture For Humanity in their migration to the open interactive 3D web. To help support green sustainable design, visit www.ArchitectureForHumanity.org

I’ve met some very passionate virtual world evangalists over the years, but I can’t think of any more enthusiastic and persistent than Damon Hernandez, Greg Howes, and the rest of the team that has been work hard at developing this unique feature for the Open Architecture Network.  I knew it wouldn’t be long before they pulled off something extraordinary.  The technology they demonstrate here is an innovative method for touring models that have been uploaded to the OAN network virtually.  Beyond just being able to tour the uploaded buildings, you can understand them in relation to their geographic context, as pinpointed through their integration with Open Street Map. Well done!

[update: While cruising through the rest of Damon’s YouTube uploads, I noticed this machinima showcasing some fo the augmented reality features they’re working on with X3D: