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A system and method for creating a virtual reality is defined. The virtual reality is efficiently constructed by providing a framework, or paradigm, in which the various aspects of the virtual world may be separately constructed, and then brought together at runtime to create the desired virtual reality. The framework includes views, which are windows into a virtual world, virtual worlds which are complete 3D models of the virtual reality, and modular components which are beings (or entities or creatures) that populate the virtual world. The components have both a graphical (visual) model and a behavioral model. The graphical model and behavioral model are independent software modules that may be reused with other components. Included with the modules are attributes, rules, and other parameters that may be used to affect the basic visual appearance and behavior of a component. Components may inherit from other components. The graphical model of a component is constructed from a hierarchy of parts.

Title
Intelligent software components for virtual worlds
Application Number
8/904562
Publication Number
6377263 (B1)
Application Date
August 4, 1997
Publication Date
April 23, 2002
Inventor
Brad Needham
Costa Mesa
CA, US
Steve Warwick
Cypress
CA, US
Kevin Alvarado
Lake Forest
CA, US
Nolan Tamashiro
Irvine
CA, US
Cass Cunningham
Rancho Santa Margarita
CA, US
Gary Falacara
Laguna Niguel
CA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
US
Assignee
Aesthetic Solutions
CA, US
IPC
G06T 15/70
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