an exciting but moderately priced visualization environment ... one able to support
thousands of visitors on a monthly basis for the National
Museum for Marine Biology and Aquatics of Taiwan.
The museum wanted to simulate an immersive oceanic 3-Dimensional graphic environment that visitors could enter to experience an "undersea world".
Taiwan Museum "Virtual Aquarium"
engineering partners at Mechdyne designed and developed an ultra-robust, PC-based, four-channel
surround-screen virtual reality system. The visualization
system, an MD SSVR, uses rear-projection technology to display
three-dimensional graphics onto three, ten-foot walls and the
floor of a U-shaped configuration. Visitors stand inside the structure,
allowing them to feel completely immersed in the virtual reality
of only a handful of PC-based surround-screen visualization systems
inthe world, the exhibit is powered by five networked computers.
One acts as a master control while the other four separately control
projection to each viewing surface.
exhibit allows visitors to experience beautiful coral reefs and
marine life and includes extremely rare and extinct aquatic life.
Gruening - Worldwide Integration & Technical Services
Kurt Hoffmeister - Engineering & Product Development