Semantic Behaviours in Collaborative Virtual Environments

  • Emmanuel Frécon
  • Gareth Smith
Part of the Eurographics book series (EUROGRAPH)


Scripting facilities within a collaborative virtual environment (CVE) allows animation and behaviour to be added to otherwise static scenes. This paper describes the integration of the Tcl scripting language into an existing CVE, and describes the advantages gained by such a marriage. Further, we describe how high-level semantic behaviours can be readily introduced into cooperative applications. They benefit from the scripting language to provide an abstraction over application development and be exploited to drastically reduce network traffic.


Virtual Environment Network Traffic Application Development Virtual Link Script Language 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emmanuel Frécon
    • 1
  • Gareth Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.Swedish Institute of Computer ScienceKistaSweden
  2. 2.Computing DepartmentLancaster UniversityLancasterUK

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