Spatial Scope and Multicast in Large Virtual Environments

  title={Spatial Scope and Multicast in Large Virtual Environments},
  author={Chris Greenhalgh},
This paper considers the use of multicasting and spatial scoping in creating large-scale multi-user virtual environments. The asymmetry of network multicasting with respect to producers and consumers is discussed. Five approaches are described for using multicast groups in systems with spatially scoped interaction: one group per object, one group per world, location-based groups, content-associated groups and dynamic groups. Some illustrative aspects of the design of MASSIVE version 2 are… CONTINUE READING