Graphics, Modeling, and Art Lab
The Graphics, Modeling, and Art Lab (GMA Lab) supports faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in research and teaching within a broad range of fields, including:
Research in this laboratory is motivated by the driving problem of using computer graphics, geometry, art, and simulation in multi-disciplinary applications. Projects include research into conformal geometry, constraint solving, fusing art and computer science, and building realistic virtual humans and environments for training, simulation, and learning.
Faculty associated with the GMA Lab include:
Dr. Paul Fishwick
Dr. Benjamin Lok
Dr. Jorg Peters
The lab has been recently renovated with new high-end graphics, modeling, and virtual reality equipment, including:
WorldViz PPT wide area tracker (14' x 14' x 10' tracked volume)
Virtual Research V8 Head Mounted Display (640x480 true stereo)
42" Panasonic Plasma TV
Cyberware Rapid Color 3D Scanner
HP Tablet PC
6 Video Data Projectors with 10' non-depolarizing screen (active and passive stereo)
High-end PC, laptops, and Sun workstations
Video editing equipment: Sony MiniDV deck, Sony MiniDV camcorder, and Canon 5 MP digital camera.
Extensive graphics, simulation, and rendering software suite.
Here are some panorama images of the lab (lab during recent clean up (JPG), (QuickTime VR))
Video of our WorldViz PPT Tracker being installed (Divx5.1 codec)