Visualization Studio
ARI
ALTERNATE REALITY INITIATIVE (ARI)

Looking for student clubs centered around XR? Check out ARI for weekly development workshops, talks, and social events to help you explore, learn, build, and connect with virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technology.

MIDEN Maintenance
Unveiling of the upgraded MIDEN

The recent MIDEN upgrade affords a higher resolution projection, brighter projection, and new dual view capabilities for multiple simultaneous users!

Emerging Technologies Group
XR CONSULTATION & DEVELOPMENT

The Visualization Studio 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.

Grant Opportunities for XR
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

Walk-in Hours:
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
After 5pm, MCard required
Sat: MCard Required
Sun: MCard required

Staffed Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9am-8pm
Sat-Sun: Unavailable

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


REQUEST GEAR


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META QUEST PRO

The Meta Quest Pro is a mixed reality headset with full color passthrough. It features outward facing cameras for tracking, pancake lenses rendering 1800 x 1920 pixels per eye, adjustable ergonomic headband, and touch controllers.

META QUEST 2

The Meta Quest 2 is a virtual reality headset that can be used as a standalone device or connected to a computer via USB-C. Operating as a standalone device, it has a similar graphics limitation as a mobile phone. It features two six-degrees-of-freedom controllers.

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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RICOH THETA Z1

The Ricoh Theta Z1 records 360° images using approx. 23MP (6720 x 3360, 7K) still image shooting and spherical video at 4K (3840 x 1920, 29.97 fps) quality. It also supports 360° live streaming in 4K resolution.

iPAD PRO + PENCIL

Our iPad Pro come with an Apple Pencil to give access to a writable surface for classes. Equipped with forward and rear facing cameras for XR/VR development use.

AZURE KINECT

Azure Kinect is a cutting-edge spatial computing developer kit with sophisticated computer vision and speech models, advanced AI sensors, and a range of powerful SDKs that connect to Azure AI Services.

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ACCESS EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES


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 Visualization Studio at the Duderstadt Center has worked with almost every school on campus— we are here to help you!