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CAVE2 Virtual Environment (Image 11)

January 11, 2013
The CAVE2™ system is a next-generation, large-scale, virtual environment--a room in which images are seamlessly displayed so as to immerse an observer in a cyber world of 3-D data. Here, individuals standing in the CAVE2 system interactively fly around a 3-D representation of Mars--originally created by Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) graduate Robert Kooima with data from the NASA Mars Global Surveyor and Viking missions--and fly through star data from the European Space Agency Hipparcos mission. Kooima's Electro software was used to display the 3-D model in the CAVE2 system. EVL is located at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This research is supported by a National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The award, "MRI-R2: Development of the Next-generation CAVE Virtual Environment (NG-CAVE)" (grant CNS 09-59053), is under the direction of Andrew E. Johnson, Jason Leigh, Maxine D. Brown and Tom Peterka, May 2010 to April 2013. You can learn more about research in the CAVE2 system in NSF press release 12-228, State-of-the-Art Virtual Reality System Is Key to Medical Discovery. Or visit the EVL website Here. (Date of Image: 2012) Credit: Photo by Lance Long; courtesy Electronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago