- EON Reality, Inc.
The World’s Leading Customer Interaction Management and Simulation Based Learning Software Provider based on interactive 3D and virtual reality technology.
- Virtual Reality Applications Center (VRAC) at Iowa State University
Involved in developing computer interfaces that integrate virtual environments, wireless networking, pervasive computing and emerging user interface devices to amplify the creativity and productivity of people.
- Electronic Visualization Laboratory at University of Illinois in Chicago
An interdisciplinary graduate research laboratory that combines art and computer science, specializing in advanced visualization and networking technologies.
- Laboratory for Scientific Visual Analysis at Virginia Tech
One of the leading educational and research laboratories in the area of virtual reality.
- Barco Virtual Reality
A leading expert in immersive and stereoscopic displays, from curved-screen BR Centers and multi-channel CADWalls™, to portable light-valve 3D display systems.
- Virtual Reality Site
A useful site presenting a general introduction to the virtual reality technology.
- Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques (ACM-SIGGRAPH)
The leading organization for promoting the generation and dissemination of information on computer graphics and interactive techniques.
- The CAVE
A Virtual Reality Theater presents an overview of the virtual reality environment.
The CAVE Research Network: the CAVE Research Network, is an alliance of industrial and research institutions equipped with CAVEs, ImmersaDesks, and high-performance computing resources all interconnected by high-speed networks to support collaboration in design, training, scientific visualization, and computational steering, in virtual reality.
Virtual Reality Software
- VR Juggler
VR Juggler, the most popular Open Source tool set for developing virtual reality applications, was developed by a talented team of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at VRAC. It is being use in hundreds of sites world-wide and includes support for most of the popular computer platforms and virtual reality systems. VR Juggler's clustering capabilities are a key element of the software infrastructure supporting the 100 Million pixel C6 immersive virtual reality environment.
- VE Suite
VE-Suite is an open source virtual engineering design analysis toolkit/software package developed by Iowa State Professor Mark Bryden and a team of VRAC researchers. Currently, VE-Suite is used in several large organizations: John Deere, NETL, REI, and INL (Idaho National Laboratory).
VE-Suite allows users to take complex data and orchestrate them into a more easily understood representation in two or three dimensions. VE-Suite is an extensible software architecture and is composed of several tools, including VE-Builder, VE-Conductor, VE-Explorer, and VE-Designer. Currently, this package can read, display, and combine multiple steady and transient data sets including experimental data, CAD data, and CFD/FEA results in both two and three dimensions.
Its the ultimate building block solution for interactive 3D environments. It is a powerful CAVE software application programmer interface (API) that provides the cornerstone for creating robust interactive three-dimensional environments. (Mechdyne Corporate 11 East Church Street, 4th Floor, Marshalltown, IA USA 50158, Tel: 641.754.4649)
The common collaborative software architecture for CAVERN. The goal of this project is to develop the next generation collaborative networking infrastructure to sustain collaborative, persistent virtual environments.
- Virtual Sound Server (VSS)
Developed at NCSA and ISL, VSS is multiplatform software for data-driven sound production controlled from interactive applications.
VSS controls, coordinates, and synchronizes sounds produced by direct software synthesis, sample playback, and external synthesizers such as MIDI, Max, and Open Sound Control.
The first academic journal for serious investigators of teleoperators and virtual environments.
- International Journal of Virtual Reality
The IJVR (published quarterly) is a multimedia publication dedicated to the cooperative development and application of diverse technologies associated with virtual reality.
- The Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting
An open access online journal covering topics related to the fields of Virtual Reality, Interface Techniques, Computer Graphics and Interactive Broadcasting.
- Journal of Virtual Worlds Research
An online, open access academic journal that adheres to the highest standards of peer review and engages established and emerging scholars from anywhere in the world.
- The Open Virtual Reality Journal
An Open Access online journal which publishes research articles, reviews, and letters/short communications in all areas of Virtual Reality (VR). The multidisciplinary coverage includes research in Virtual Environments (VE), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR).
- International Journal of Virtual Technology and Multimedia (IJVTM)
Disseminates technical information through quarterly publications of permanent interest as well as innovations in the area of virtual technology and multimedia systems applied to science, medicine and engineering.
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