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Virtual Reality Modeling Language

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ALSO CALLED: VRML, Virtual Reality Markup Language, Modeling Languages
DEFINITION: CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment) is a virtual reality environment consisting of a cube -shaped room in which the walls are rear-projection screens.The CAVE is contained within a larger room that must be absolutely dark when the CAVE is in use. Three-dimensional ( 3-D ) images within the cave appear to float in mid-air. The viewer, who wears special glasses synchronized with the projectors,  … 
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VIRTUAL REALITY MODELING LANGUAGE DEFINITION (continued): …  can walk around an image to study it from all angles. Sensors within the room track the viewer's position to align the perspective correctly.A research team led by Thomas A. DeFanti, Daniel J. Sandin, and Carolina Cruz-Neira developed the first CAVE at the University of Illinois at Chicago and demonstrated it at the 1992 SIGGRAPH conference. CAVEs are used for research into a wide range of disciplines including archaeology, architecture, art, biology, engineering, geometry, geology, meteorology and physics.In May 2007, researchers from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada created the CAVEman … 
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