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Facilities and Equipment
Facilities and Equipment

Imagine walking through a human heart, floating through a complex molecule or visiting an ancient Roman spa. AZ-LIVE (Arizona Lab for Immersive Visualization Environments) is a physical space where users are immersed in 3Dimensional, computer generated worlds. The system combines 3D computer graphics, stereoscopic projection technology, acoustical tracking devices, and four-channel audio to allow the users to walk around in a wide variety of virtual worlds.

This is a 360 degree panorama view of the rear of the environment.   Click on the image above to view a QuickTimeVR  movie of this image. You will need to view this animation.

Equipment in the Environment

  • Three 8 feet tall x 10 feet wide vertical projection walls
  • One 8 feet x 10 feet projection floor
  • Four Christie Digital Mirage 2000 DLP projectors, displaying 1280 x 1024 @ 96Hz resolution
  • Ten pairs of Stereographics Crystal Eyes III LCD eyewear
  • Three extra long-range IR stereo sync emitters
  • InterSense IS-900 acoustic motion tracking system
  • MiniTrax wireless wand and head tracking devices
  • Crown CTS-4200 four-channel, 200 watt-per-channel amplifier
  • Four JBL Control 28 loudspeakers

Immersed in the CAVE configuration.

How is it done?

The visualization team helps transform pen and paper sketches into immersive 3D visualizations or pictures, depending on what is needed most. AZ-LIVE’s Sketch to 3D Immersion Completed in a Day is an article detailing how this process works to help provide a better understanding about what goes into the process and how the data is manipulated to produce a visual. 



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