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Case studies — Virtual reality (VR)

The «Virtual World of Nanoparticles» project is an interactive 3D presentation created on request of the Federal Agency for Science and Innovations to demonstrate latest achievements of the Nanonetwork centres.

The presentation was demonstrated on the First Nanotechnology International Forum that took place in the Expocentre in December, 2008.

The Agency's stand featured two installations:

  • interactive presentation on the glasses free 3D display based on the 3D Pointer by EligoVision;
  • «living 3D markers» solution.

Both solutions were active during all working days of the forum.

That was the first time we demonstrated our new solution — the 3D display based on the glasses free Philips WOWvx 3D display. It was the first solution to incorporate the «dynamic depth map» technology created by EligoVision.

3D content

The presentation welcomed everyone to make a virtual journey to the stereoscopic and navigable world of nanoparticles. It included a number of virtual stages and scenes:

  • «Nanoforest» stage which includes going through a forest made of nanotubes and fullerenes to the virtual menu;
  • «Nanomenu» stage where users can choose one of eight spheres in the field of nanotechnology in Russia;
  • «Nanotube» stage that incorporates navigation using 3D Pointer by EligoVision;
  • eight applications that demonstrate achievements of the Federal Agency of Science and Innovations in different fields of the Nanonetwork structure.

One of the most spectacular moments of the 3D journey was the flight from the interactive menu zone to each line of the Agency's activity.

From the scientific point of view the most interesting application was the presentation of using supercomputers for developing drugs to treat thrombosis. Researchers had to assort a chemical compound that would block thrombin active centre with maximum effect.

All visitors of the Agency’s stand were also impressed by the «living 3D markers» augmented reality system based on a glasses free 3D display.

After activating the interactive system simple plastic markers turned into three-dimensional virtual models of nanoparticles on the 3D screen.

Everyone could «rotate» virtual nanoparticles with their own hands, get additional information and have fun interacting with the technology.

Installation

The project hardware is a 3D display interactive visual solution, which includes:

  • interactive 3D Pointer system by EligoVision;
  • interactive «living 3D markers» system;
  • graphics workstation equipped with a professional video card such as NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800;
  • autostereoscopic Philips WOWvx display (42’), 2 sets.

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