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Issue No. 05 - September/October (2011 vol. 15)
ISSN: 1089-7801
pp: 30-37
Toni Alatalo , Playsign and realXtend Association
<p>The open source realXtend project has developed a freely available open source virtual world platform that lets anyone create 3D applications. RealXtend is fully implemented in the new Tundra SDK and in an add-on for the OpenSimulator server. The framework treats fundamental elements of virtual worlds (such as support for avatars) as an add-in functionality, so the overall architecture can accommodate a wider range of virtual worlds. Attribute values are automatically synchronized among the participants in a networked environment. A core API provides basic functionality for GUIs, controller input, audio, and means for 3D scene manipulation for application code.</p>
Internet computing, 3D virtual world, architecture, extensiblility, entity-component model

T. Alatalo, "An Entity-Component Model for Extensible Virtual Worlds," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 15, no. , pp. 30-37, 2011.
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