Behind the Scenes: Re-creating Citizen Kane in VR

Students in Matthew Solomon’s classes are used to critically analyzing film. Now they get the chance to be the director for arguably one of the most influential films ever produced: Citizen Kane.

Novels in VR – Experiencing Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Wanting to create an immersive experience for her English students, Professor Sara Blair approached the Duderstadt Center about the possibility of turning a novel into a VR experience: Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Using Mobile VR to Assess Claustrophobia During an MRI

Having realized a problem with patients undergoing MRI scans experiencing claustrophobia, Dr. Richard Brown wanted to use VR simulations to introduce potential patients to what being inside an MRI machine might feel like.

Students Learn 3D Modeling for Virtual Reality

With just 5 weeks dedicated to their final projects, students in ArtDes 240 created navigable, immersive virtual reality environments.

Student Uses Photogrammetry to Miniaturize Herself

Stamps student Annie Turpin came to the Duderstadt Center with an idea for her Sophomore studio project: She wanted to create a hologram of herself using photogrammetry.

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COVID-19


COVID-19 SAFETY
STAYING SAFE IN XR

The Visualization Studio is undergoing significant changes due to COVID-19. Card access is required to enter any of our spaces, and orientations can be provided to obtain access. Please read our new polices, guidelines, and safety advice before entering the space.

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VIEW OUR SPACES


VIZ STUDIO

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

MIDEN

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

VIZ HUBS

These workstations provide spacious, collaborative meeting areas, along with a large UHD Video Display, powerful ethernet, and fast processing. Perfect for real time visualization, data analysis, and for some space to meet with your team.


REQUEST GEAR


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.

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


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.


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COME WORK WITH US
on your next great project

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

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