New User Help
Welcome to VResources. As a new user, you may wonder what this site offers to you. This page will aim at answering some of these questions. If after reading this you still have questions unanswered, please feel free to add a comment using the link provided at the end of this page.
What to do on VResources?
So where to look at? What to do on this site? VResources is meant to be a Virtual Reality resource repository, giving a large amount of information to people interested in VR and its uses. This site does not make any assumptions on its users knowledge levels. Novices to VR experts will find useful information on this site to suit their needs.
You can use the various sections on the left navigation bar to move through the various sections of VResources. Here is a summary of the aim and scope of each:
This link brings you back at the front page wherever you are on the site.
There you will find a brief introduction of the various applications of Virtual Reality in various fields of expertise and interest. If you are new to Virtual Reality and wonder what it is about, this is a good starting point.
A list of all surveyed companies operating in the field of Virtual Reality or having a link to it.
- Discussion Forums
This is the place to meet other people with an interest for VR. See what the others are saying about various aspects of VR, ask your questions to get help from others and more.
This section provides a list of VR related products from various companies.
This section will contain all sorts of academic documentation. You will find an article section for short articles. There is also a publications section where authors will be able to submit their research work with the rest of the VR community. This section also offers a VR terminology section that will contain definitions of VR terms.
This section will list all surveyed research labs and organizations.
This section provides a list of VR related software from various companies.
- Submit new content
This section provides a list of content types for which registered users can submit new content to be displayed on VResources.org. You must be logged in with a valid user account to see this menu item.
- VR News
This section will contain up to date news related to the Virtual Reality field. Syndication feeds are provided to let you stay up to date with the publication of new news items on VResources.
- About Us
A short description of who maintains VResources.org and what are the goals of this web site.
VResources, not just a website... a community
VResources is a community web site. We have taken great care so that the end-users can easily interact with the content of this site to enhance it, add to it and correct it. Think of VResources as a Wiki-like site but with a much improved peer-reviewing mechanism. To contribute on this site, all you need to do is to register a free account and log-in. As a registered user, you will be granted additional rights which allow you to edit or create new content. As you browse through pages of this site while logged-in, you will notice additional navigation tabs such as "View", "Edit" and sometimes "Revisions".
- The view tab is just that, it allows you to see the content as a normal user would.
- The edit tab will allow you to change the content using s Wysiwyg web editor interface. Once you submit your new version of the document, it will be put in a queue for approval by editors or administrators of this web site. This means that you will not see your modification go online at first. It may take some days before your modifications are put online and become visible to all. Modifications can also be rejected based on the peer-review process. You may or may not receive a notification of the decision taken.
- Finally, the revisions tab allow you to see all past and current versions of a document. If you just submitted a new version, you will be able to see it there, even if it is not online yet.
Besides being able to edit pages as you browse through them, you can also use the "submit content" link on the main left menu bar. This section will provide you additional options to post:
- Events and conference calls
- New links to be added to our database
The same peer-reviewing process applies to these types of content submission to ensure that the content of VResources respects our high standards of quality.
This just a short overview of what this site offer and I am sure I left many important points unanswered here. Do not hesitate to add a comment bellow to ask for further explanation on a specific point or to suggest additions to the text (well, as you now know, you can directly edit the page content using the edit tab above).
Browse through the many sections we offer and discover the full potential of this web site. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy the services provided to the community by this web site and that you will become an active citizen of VResources.org!
Virtual Simulations Inc