This semester students will be taking it one step further with the installation Sept. 15 of a Visbox Viscube C4 in the basement of ISELF.
The Visbox Viscube C4 is an immersive virtual reality system that features rear-projection walls and a front projected floor. The Visbox offers a tracking system and graphics workstation to allow users to interact with the virtual 3D world they see when they step into the box.
Visbox systems are designed to visualize scientific or engineering problems. St. Cloud State students will take its applications further to encourage students to develop programming for the system and integrate interdisciplinary projects.
“We’re going to allow undergraduate students to develop applications for it and use the system,” said Visualization Engineer Mark Gill. “In keeping with the cross discipline philosophy we’re trying to foster, the system will be available to whoever might have a use for it.”
Representatives from Visbox install the Visbox Viscube Sept. 13-14.