The Cave

Paul over in the UK sent a note off describing the first phase of possibly the largest CAVE immersive reality environment in the world at Salford University with a very sophisticated video capture/tele-immersion system. According to Paul, "The octagonal Cave (8 to 10 pipes) will run on Scalable Visualisation Software 1.1. They are using SunFIRE X4600s as the master node and Ultra 40 M2/FX-5600 as render nodes. Eventually Salford hope to tie their research into the BBC's Tele-Immersion project. They will use the marching cube algorithm with CUDA to sculpt virtual models of real world objects, such as people, operating theatres, football matches, etc. The oCtAVE is reconfigurable into many types of CAVEs, powerwalls, etc." Cool. I sent Paul a note to see if we can arrange a public presentation on the project and it's direction and where it fits perhaps with our efforts in Project Wonderland. Here's a video demo for now. Stay tuned.

 


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