Electric Faith

Introduction


Electric Faith is a multi-user, distributed environment - consisting of a church, a house, and a forest scene - built with the video game development system Unity and coded in C#.

It runs on Windows and Mac machines.

At this point, the house and forest environments are available.

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An ulta modern house with rain tapping on the windows and skylights.

The house

The forest

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A deciduous forest with wind rustling and water roaring.
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A traditinal church with light streaming in, and soft organ music.

The Church

Download Electric Faith

(You'll need a password from Buzz King.)

THERE ARE OPTIMIZED VERSIONS OF THE HOUSE, FOREST, AND CHURCH ENVIRONMENTS THAT WILL RUN FASTER ON MACHINES WITH ONLY ONBOARD GRAPHICS OR SLOWER PROCESSORS, BUT THESE VERSIONS MIGHT NOT LOOK AS PRETTY.

The optimized versions have the same functionality, except for the removal of some of the keystroke actions that avatars can perform, like finger pointing and waving.

See below for download links for the HOUSE, FOREST, and CHURCH environments. For each, you can choose between a boy and a girl avatar.



We would be very excited to see your non profit group meeting on Electric Faith - at no charge.

Your group could meet in the house, the forest, or the church.

Rev. Buzz King, Ph.D., M.Div.

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I am a Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. I teach 3D modeling and animation at the University's Alliance for Technology, Learning, and Society. My research has been supported by DARPA, the U.S. Navy, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Army, and IBM.

I have authored a best-selling textbook on 3D modeling and animation called
3D Animation for the Raw Beginner, Using Autodesk Maya, 2nd Edition.

I am also a chaplain at Boulder Community Hospital and I serve as the pastor of First United Methodist Church of Pierce, Colorado.

I received my B.A. in Math from Occidental College and my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California. I am also a graduate of the seminary at the Iliff School of Theology.

I grew up in Oxnard, California, and currently live in Boulder, Colorado.

My areas of expertise in technology include 3D modeling and animation with Maya, audio editing and repair, web design (including this site), database and information system design, and multiplayer, networked game development with Unity.

As a pastor, I love to deliver historically-rooted, biblically-based, inclusive messages with lessons that are relevant to all people today.


I believe in living with empathy, forgiveness, and generosity, and with a genuine concern for the welfare of all people, regardless of their ethnic roots, personal lifestyle, or their spiritual practices.





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