Design and Creation of Virtual Environments
CAP 6930/4930, Section 5694/3947
Tuesdays (5, 6)
Also available by appointment (email)
TA Office (Rm. 309) Hours:
24th Course Introduction
29th Introduction to Virtual Environments, Sutherland papers
6th History of VR, Brooks papers
8th History of VR
13th Seeing 3D from 2D, Hodges paper
15th - Seeing 3D from 2D, Tour of GMALab
20th - Seeing 3D from 2D, CAVE + PIT paper
22nd - Quaternions
27th Visual Display
29th - Visual Display, Flying+Grabbing+Scaling paper
6th - HMD Displays
11th HMD Displays, grabbing and WIM paper
13th REVE visit
18th Output Devices, NAVE visit, project 1 due
20th Output Devices
25th Output Devices
27th - Tracking
1st no class, Midterm due
10th Input devices
14th Project #2 due
15th Tracking, demo of project #2
22nd no class
6th FINAL PROJECTS!
Course topics (content)
The lecture notes are based on those created by Dr. Larry Hodges at the
Virtual Reality Technology - Burdea
Project #1 Due October 4th, October 18th
Midterm Due November 1st
Project #2 Due November 14th
Project #3 Due December 6th
August 31st - The Ultimate Display
I. E. Sutherland, The Ultimate Display,"in Proceedings of the IFIPS Congress, vol. 2, pp. 506-508, 1965.
Mounted Three Dimensional Display
I.E. Sutherland, "A Head-mounted Three-dimensional Display," in 1968 Fall Joint Computer Conference, AFIPS Conference Proceedings, vol. 33, pp. 757-764, 1968.
Presenter: Jeffrey Jarrard
September 6th Is There Any Real Virtue in Virtual Reality
Brooks, Jr., F.P., 1994: "Is There Any Real Virtue in Virtual Reality?" Public lecture co-sponsored by the Royal Academy of Engineering and the British Computer Society, November 30, London.
Presenter (Investigate 3 of the systems described): Beau Hollis
September 6th What's Real About Virtual Reality
Brooks,Jr., F.P., 1999: "What's Real About Virtual Reality?" IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications,19, 6:16-27.
Presenter (Investigate 2 of the systems described): Andrew Magis
September 13th - [APPLICATION] Treating Psychological and Physical Disorders with VR
Presenter: Omer Shahid
September 13th - [APPLICATION] Virtual Environments for Treating the Fear of Heights (Hodges)
(go through: http://csdl2.computer.org/persagen/DLAbsToc.jsp?resourcePath=/dl/mags/co/&toc=comp/mags/co/1995/07/r7toc.xml&DOI=10.1109/2.391038)
Hodges, L.F., Rothbaum, B.O., Kooper, R., Opdyke, D., Meyer, T., North, M., de Graff, J.J., Williford, J. (1995). Virtual environments for treating the fear of heights. IEEE Computer 28,7, pp. 27-34.
Presenter: Salam Daher
Usoh, M., K. Arthur, M. Whitton, R. Bastos, A. Steed, M. Slater and F. Brooks. "Walking > walking-in-place > flying in virtual environments". Proc. of SIGGRAPH '99, Computer Graphics Proceedings, Annual Conference Series. 1999 p 359-364.
Presenter: Matt Singer
Presenter: Paul Wonderly
W. Robinett and R. Holloway. Implementation of flying, scaling, and grabbing in virtual worlds. In Computer Graphics, pages 189-192, 1992.
Presenter: Christopher Pearson
September 27th [RENDERING] Quaternions (Shomeake)
K. Shoemake, "Animating rotation with quaternion curves," ACM SIGGRAPH, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 245--254, 1985.
Presenter: Luis Felipe Garcia
Bowman, D., Koller, D., and Hodges, L. Travel in Immersive Virtual Environments: An Evaluation of Viewpoint Motion Control Techniques. Proceedings of the Virtual Reality Annual International Symposium (VRAIS), 1997, pp. 45-52.
Presenter: Thomas Brown
Darken, R.P., Allard, T., & Achille, L. (1998). Spatial Orientation and Wayfinding in Large-Scale Virtual Spaces: An Introduction. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 7(2), pp. 101-107.
Darken, R.P., Allard, T., and Achille, L.B. (1999). Spatial Orientation and Wayfinding in Large-Scale Virtual Spaces: Guest Editors' Introduction, Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 8(6) pp. iii-vi.
Presenter: Daniel Gonzalez
Bowman, D. and Hodges, L. An Evaluation of Techniques for Grabbing and Manipulating Remote Objects in Immersive Virtual Environments. Proceedings of the 1997 Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics, 1997, pp. 35-38.
Presenter: Dhruv Chawla
Virtual Reality on a WIM: Interactive Worlds in Miniature, Richard Stoakley, Matthew Conway, Randy Pausch, ACM CHI'95 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 1995.
Presenter: Jian Wei Gao
Slater, M., and Usoh, M. (1994) Body Centred Interaction in Immersive Virtual Environments, in N. Magnenat Thalmann and D. Thalmann (eds.) Artificial Life and Virtual Reality, John Wiley and Sons, 1994, 125-148.
Presenter: Karen Cano
The Role of Virtual Humans
inVirtual Environment Technology and
Interfaces, Proceedings of Joint EC-NSF Advanced Research Workshop,
Presenter: Young In Yeo
October 25th [TRACKING]
Motion Tracking: No Silver Bullet, but a Respectable Arsenal (Welch)
Welch, Greg and Eric Foxlin (2002). .Motion Tracking: No Silver Bullet, but a Respectable Arsenal,. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, special issue on .Tracking,. November/December 2002, 22(6): 24.38.
Presenter: Vishal Bhakta
October 25th Chapter 3: Output Devices
Presenter: Aaron Kotranza
November 1st NO
November 8th [PRESENCE] Using Presence Questionnaires in Reality
Martin Usoh, Ernest Catena, Sima Arman, and Mel Slater. Using Presence Questionnaires in Reality. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, vol. 9, no. 5, 2000, pp. 497-503.
Presenter: Andrew Raij
November 8thth Chapter 2 - Input Devices
Presenter: Rebecca Wells
S. Feiner, B. MacIntyre, T. Hφllerer, and T. Webster,
A touring machine: Prototyping 3D mobile augmented reality systems for
exploring the urban environment. In: Proc. ISWC '97 (First Int. Symp. on
Presenter: John Quarles
November 22nd (THANKSGIVING)
November 29th [APPLICATION] Nanomanipulator (Taylor)
II, R. M. (1999). "Scientific Applications of Force Feedback: Molecular
Simulation and Microscope Control." Proceedings of SIGGRAPH '99,
November 29th [LOCOMOTION] Redirected Walking (Razzaque)
Razzaque, S., D. Swapp, M. Slater, M. C. Whitton and A. Steed (2002). "Redirected Walking in Place." Proceedings of Eighth Eurographics Workshop on Virtual Environments (2002), 123-130, ACM - The Eurographics Association.
Presenter: Tapasvi Moturu