8 February 2012 Meta!Blast computer game: a pipeline from science to 3D art to education
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Meta!Blast (http://www.metablast.org) is designed to address the challenges students often encounter in understanding cell and metabolic biology. Developed by faculty and students in biology, biochemistry, computer science, game design, pedagogy, art and story, Meta!Blast is being created using Maya (http://usa.autodesk.com/maya/) and the Unity 3D (http://unity3d.com/) game engine, for Macs and PCs in classrooms; it has also been exhibited in an immersive environment. Here, we describe the pipeline from protein structural data and holographic information to art to the threedimensional (3D) environment to the game engine, by which we provide a publicly-available interactive 3D cellular world that mimics a photosynthetic plant cell.
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William Schneller, P. J. Campbell, Diane Bassham, Eve Syrkin Wurtele, "Meta!Blast computer game: a pipeline from science to 3D art to education", Proc. SPIE 8289, The Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality 2012, 828905 (8 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.911289; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.911289
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