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Friday, 24 August, 2001, 16:04 GMT 17:04 UK
In pictures: Multimedia technologies
Thousands of multimedia experts recently met in Los Angeles for the annual Siggraph Convention to try out the latest technologies. Go Digital presenter Tracey Logan was there and took a peek at the future.

The look of virtual reality is getting slicker every day but the equipment is still rather clunky.
The look of virtual reality is getting slicker every day but Tracey found the equipment is still rather clunky.

The look of virtual reality is getting slicker every day with impressive trips through virtual landscapes already possible.
Researchers are now aiming to bring the the smells and sensations of the real world into the virtual world.

RobotPhone
Here, a robot is given a cuddly interface, allowing users to communicate by changing the shape and movement of the teddy.

G8 puppets
For light relief, G8 stock puppets who track the markets. When stocks are up, they're up, when they're down, they're down.

Stuart Little proved to be a ground-breaking special effects film, with appeal for both children and adults.
Stuart Little proved to be a ground-breaking special effects film, with appeal for both children and adults.

As animators look at ways of creating virtual film stars, the starting point is always the human form.
As animators look at ways of creating virtual film stars, the starting point is always the human form.


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12 Aug 01 | Sci/Tech
Feeling the virtual force in LA
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