VR book

by Steven M. LaValle - http://lavalle.pl/vr/

This free VR book covers the fundamentals of virtual reality systems, including geometric modeling, transformations, graphical rendering, optics, the human vision, auditory, and vestibular systems, tracking systems, interface design, human factors, developer recommendations, and technological issues.

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  • 1. Introduction

    Definition of VR, modern experiences, historical perspective.

  • 2. Bird's-Eye View

    Hardware, sensors, displays, software, virtual world generator, game engines, human senses, perceptual psychology, psychophysics.

  • 12. Evaluating

    Which headset is better? Which VR experience is more comfortable over a long period of time? How much field of view is enough?

  • 13. Frontiers

    We arrive at the final chapter, which surveys some topics that could influence widespread VR usage in the future, but are currently in a research and development stage. Sections 13.1 and 13.