|Juliette Lecomte, associate professor of chemistry, using the recently installed 3D stereoscopic projection system in 158 Willard for displaying protein structures with Chemistry 497a students during fall of 2003.|
Room 158 Willard Building has been upgraded to enable 3D stereoscopic display of spatial data by faculty in their teaching. In addition to offering standard technology classroom capabilities, the new installation includes a dual-screen WindowsXP graphics workstation and a multi-projector display to allow wide-screen projection of three-dimensional information in passive stereo using inexpensive "theme-park" style polarized glasses.
An initial complement of stereo-enabled software has been installed on the system, including VMD and SwissPDB Viewer, for viewing molecular structures; Visualization Toolkit (VTK) for scientific and engineering data visualization; SuddenDepth, for viewing stereo image pairs; and GLSMpegPlayer, for viewing 3D stereo movie files. Additional applications can be installed in the classroom to accommodate sufficient faculty interest. A partial listing of available stereo enabled applications is available only at: http://www.stereographics.com/support/srsoftware/index.html.
Faculty who are interested in scheduling room 158 Willard for its 3D stereoscopic and/or widescreen multimedia projection capabilities should contact their departmental scheduling representative prior to the priority scheduling period.
3D applications consulting support and/or demonstrations of the new facility can be arranged via e-mail to email@example.com, or by contacting George Otto at 863-6112.
The Stereo and Enhanced Multimedia Classroom is the result of a combined effort of the University Committee for Instructional Facilities (UCIF) and several ITS service units: Media Technology Support Services (MTSS), Classroom and Laboratory Computing (CLC) and the Graduate Education and Research Services (GEaRS) Visualization group. Stereo projection has been provided under a research partnership with CyViz, AS of Norway.