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P-2303-05-S
Virtual Reality Sports and High Performance Materials Building
(VR-SHPM)

By Justin Nosser - May 05 - Oct 05
Advisor: Dr. Tulio Sulbaran
 
Project Abstract
The University of Southern Mississippi's Sports and High Performance Materials (SHPM) Center is a conduit for education and research in the growing sporting goods industry. The center's mission is to educate undergraduates who will lead product creation and technical marketing; conduct research to enhance safety, comfort and performance; and develop advanced product standards.

The Virtual Reality walkthrough is an interactive environment accessible through the Internet that allows users to walk through the proposed facilities of the Sports and High Performance Materials (SHPM) Building. The Virtual Reality walkthrough provides an opportunity to experience first hand the SHPM's proposed facilities. The users can visualize the physical distribution of the spaces (laboratories and offices); equipment in the laboratories; and the possible activities to be performed in the laboratories. It is expected that this virtual reality walkthrough will allow the users to have a more enjoyable experience while learning about the SHPM Building.

Snap Shots of the SHPM Virtual Reality Building

 
Virtual Reality Environment
Step 1: A VRML plug-in is needed to see the VR environment. The following are a few FREE plug-ins available on the web:
      a- Octaga Player - by Octaga
         
http://www.octaga.com/download_octaga.html

      b- Blaxxun Contact - By Blaxxun
         
http://www.blaxxun.com/en/products/contact/index.html

      c- Cortona VRML Client - By Parallelgraphics
         
http://www.parallelgraphics.com/products/cortona/

Step 2: Enjoy the Virtual Reality Walkthrough of the SHPM Building
         
 SHPM Virtual Building

Pre-Recorded Walkthrough of the SHPM Building
Step 1: A video plug-in is needed to see the Pre-Recorded Walkthrough. The following are a few FREE plug-ins available on the web:

a- Windows Media Player - By Microsoft -     http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/download/download.aspx

        b- Quicktime - By Apple - http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/win.html

        c- Real Player - By Real - http://www.real.com/ (Get Real Player Free Download)    

Step 2: Enjoy the Pre-Recorded Walkthrough of the SHPM Building
         1st Floor - SHPM Pre-Recorded Video (AVI, File Size: ~ 49MB)  
             1st Floor - SHPM Pre-Recorded Video
(WMV, File Size: ~4MB)

              2nd Floor - SHPM Pre-Recorded Video (AVI, File Size: ~ 35MB)
      
       2nd Floor - SHPM Pre-Recorded Video (WMV, File Size: ~4MB)

Project Team
Dr. Tulio Sulbaran
School of Construction - The University of Southern Mississippi
E-mail: Tulio.Sulbaran@usm.edu
Phone: (601) 266 6419


Dr. Louis Marciani
Human Performance and Recreation - The University of Southern Mississippi
E-mail: Lou.Marciani@usm.edu
Phone: (601) 266 5386

Dr. Gary Vincent Krebs
Human Performance and Recreation - The University of Southern Mississippi
E-mail: Gary.Krebs@usm.edu
Phone: (601) 266 6624

Dr. Jeff Wiggins
Mississippi Polymer Institute - The University of Southern Mississippi
E-mail: Jeffrey.Wiggins@usm.edu
Phone: (601) 266 4869

Mr. Justin Nosser
School of Construction - The University of Southern Mississippi
E-mail: JMNosser@comcast.net
Phone: (601) 270 8982

Mr. Ty Posey
Mississippi Polymer Institute - The University of Southern Mississippi
E-mail: Ty.Posey@usm.edu
Phone: (601) 266 6596

 

 

Last Modification: Thursday April 19, 2007 09:33 PM
Originally Developed by: Dr. Tulio Sulbaran - Email: Tulio.Sulbaran@usm.edu  - Nov 2004
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