14:332:378 – Virtual Reality Laboratory

Course catalog description: Introduction to Unity 3D, stereoscopic display programming, scene graphs and hierarchial models, game 3D controllers, force feedback interfaces, 3D sound and interaction techniques, term project.

Credits and contact hours: 1 credit; Weekly 1 hour and 20 minute session 

Pre-Requisite courses: 14:332:331 or 14:125:309 or 01:198:211

Co-Requisite courses: 14:332:376

Topics Covered:

  • Overview of Unity 3D Programming language and modeling
  • Sensor and event processing
  • Script nodes and stereoscopic viewing
  • Scene hierarchy, Geometry and Texture
  • Novint Force Feedback Interface Device
  • Razer Hydra bi-manual game controller
  • 3D sound

Textbook: Burdea and Coiffet, Laboratory Manual CD in "Virtual Reality Technology".