Visualization Studio
Now Hiring Students for Fall 2021

Interested in operating the Visualization Studio and its cutting edge tech or working on XR Projects? Apply now!

Emerging Technologies Group
XR CONSULTATION & DEVELOPMENT

The Emerging Technologies Group provides consultation and development toward projects around the use of Extended Reality technologies with a team of experts experienced in developing projects for a wide variety of platforms and use-cases.

Emerging Technologies Group
GRANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR XR

The XR Clinic initiative ties directly to the long-term goal from the office of the College of Engineering's Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education to support academic innovation, and to the College of Engineering’s mission to introduce new pedagogical methods & advanced tools for the delivery of preeminent engineering education.

Visualization Studio
VISUALIZATION STUDIO

The Visualization Studio, located inside the Duderstadt Center on U of M's North Campus, provides campus-wide access to extended reality development workstations and equipment, and the space to engage with them.
Stop in today!

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OUR SPACES


VIZ STUDIO

The Visualization Studio provides campus-wide access to augmented and virtual reality development, with the space to use it.

Location: Duderstadt Center Rm 1401

Studio Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9am – 6pm
Mon-Fri: 6pm – 10pm, MCard required
Sat: Closed
Sun: 12pm – 6pm, MCard required
Staffed Hours:
Mon-Fri: 1pm-10pm
Sat-Sun: Unavailable


REQUEST GEAR


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OCULUS RIFT S

The Rift S features outward facing cameras for tracking, improved optics, adjustable ergonomic headband, and touch controllers. These are available for use at any Visualization Studio workstation.

HTC VIVE

The Vive Pro Wireless operates with a battery pack and ceiling mounted trackers that allow for un-tethered VR exploration. Available for use within the Visualization Studio.

MICROSOFT HOLOLENS

Hololens 1 and Hololens 2 are glasses capable of accentuating the real world with digital content, running the Windows Mixed Reality platform. Available by request for testing or development.

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CAMERAS

Whether you are interested in photographing objects for Photogrammetry with a high end DSLR camera or doing 360 photos and video recording, we have a variety of cameras to fit your needs.

MOBILE DEVICES

We offer Apple iPods and iPads for checkout that are suitable for application or augmented reality development.

Motion Capture

We offer reservation for our Vicon Motion Capture system, as well as checkout for lower end full-body mocap suits like the Perception Neuron and hand trackers like the LEAP Motion.

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ACCESS EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES


MIDEN

An immersive audio-visual environment that offers 3D stereoscopic projection. Engage in both a virtual and physical space and move freely.

Location: Duderstadt Center Rm 1405C
Available by request

3D SCANNING

Our dedicated photogrammetry space allows users to take existing objects, people or places and reproduce them as entirely digital 3D replicas. These models can then be 3D printed, put on the web, or brought into a game engine.

MOTION CAPTURE

We offer the only fully equipped motion capture studio in the state of Michigan – outfitted with 8 Vicon cameras, we offer our users the same technology used by major Hollywood movies to capture realistic actor or object motion and translate that data onto CGI characters.

RENDER FARM

The Duderstadt Center has an in-house render farm consisting of 10 machines to expedite your rendering efforts, be they large format renders intended for print, or frame-by-frame renders for animation.


COLLABORATE


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COME WORK WITH US

The Emerging Technologies Group at the Duderstadt Center has worked with almost every school on campus— we are here to help you!