Real Experiences of Virtual Worlds
The JCAD-VR framework is implemented to anticipate the use of VR within the creation phase of the design process. It creates simple parametric 3D-shapes directly in a co-edit VR environment, thus allowing the design to be shared as it evolves. To allow constant collaboration between several users the entire project is based on client-server architecture where every user accesses the virtual world, interacts with the VE and shares design tasks. The whole framework is organised in an object-oriented fashion, where each module fulfils a certain task and it is independently coded. This approach has allowed the delivery of an initial functioning core of the system, whose capabilities will be expanded in the near future.