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CAVE2 Virtual Environment (Image 5)

June 17, 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, Khairi Reda, a research assistant at the University of Illinois at Chicago's Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) and computer science Ph.D. candidate, shows a visualization of a balls-and-sticks model of a molecular chemistry dataset to fellow students in the CAVE2 System. The clouds represent the density of electrons around atoms. The chemistry models and simulation data were provided by Aslihan Sumer, Juliuis Jellineck and Michael Papka of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility at Argonne National Laboratory. EVL OmegaLib software was used to display the 3-D model in the CAVE2 system. 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. Credit: Photo by Lance Long; courtesy Electronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago