Category Archives: Education

Interactions and embodiment in Virtual Reality – Part 1

I’m planning on creating a few posts detailing my informal experiments with embodiment in virtual reality. The aim is to come up with an immersive, high fidelity setup that is able to be deployed quickly. To this end, base stations and wearable trackers are something I’ve tried to avoid. My […]

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Demonstrating Virtual Reality at the University of Hertfordshire

It’s not often that we get the chance to demonstrate what we’re working on as, in education, it’s more about the finished product and conclusions. Nevertheless, during the HEaTED East of England network event , we were given the opportunity to allow people to wonder around a bespoke 3D environment […]

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HTC Vive Commercial Release – First Impressions

Shortly after receiving our HTC Vive, I rushed to set everything up in a bid to sample the delights of the virtual reality applications available through Steam. For those of you unfamiliar with Steam, it’s an online content distribution service, initially set up for gaming but has since diversified its […]

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The Weston Auditorium at the University of Hertfordshire in Virtual Reality

Much has changed these last few years in the gaming industry. Until recently, real-time/interactive 3D has had something of a stigma associated with it when it came to education. Happily, in the spirit of inquiry, research has continued to verify its potency for creating memorable and engaging experiences. Click here […]

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Experiments with Photogrammetry

Photogrammetry is the means by which a 3D model can be constructed using photos as the sole input. It’s used extensively in archaeology to document artifacts in such a way that it allows specimens and sites to be explored in great detail without fear of having the original crumble into […]

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Work in progress – The Weston Auditorium at the University of Hertfordshire

One of my current projects involves translating the Weston Auditorium, found on the de Havilland campus of the University of Hertfordshire, into a 3D space. Again, I’m using Unity at the moment and my workflow involves 3dmax, sketchup and vray (for lightmaps). Admittedly, my proficiency with vray isn’t all that […]

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