The 3D lab includes equipment for interacting with objects and virtual environments in three dimensions. Stereoscopic displays and projection systems are used in teaching and research projects for applications where it is useful to see graphics in 3d. Examples include visualising complex structures such as proteins or plants. Haptic feedback devices are also available to enable users to interact with a 3d input device capable of exerting forces during interaction.
Often it is useful to create a physical 3d object out of the virtual models we view in the lab. The school has an Objet 30 printer capable of printing high resolution printing using materials that mimic polypropylene. This has been used in a variety of projects related to architecture, medicine, biology and cultural heritage. If you are interested in using the 3d printer please refer to our Sys Consulting web page.