Category: VR

Virtual Reality

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VMI Blog IX: Weather & Penguins!

A quick demo on work-in-progress on VMI, demonstrating progress on weather simulations and few other features. I’m using the fantastic UDS rather than the inbuilt UE volumetrics and particle systems, as this provides an off-the-shelf weather solution with a ton of customizable features via blueprints. This is working in conjunction...

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GPlates Visualizations

GPlates is ‘a plate tectonics program..(used to)..manipulate reconstructions of geological and paleogeographic features through geological time.’ I’ve looked at (and used) GPlates on and off over the years – it’s definitely the kind of software you need to spend some time getting your head around, as it is deep and...

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VMI Blog VIII: Voices in the Digital Twin

A night-time flight around Macquarie Island, reflecting both technical progress, technical issues, and a composite narrative of scientists who have worked there – an initial experiment in Digital Twin story-telling.Plus: demonstration of 3rd-person VR actor and satellite-derived inflow of vegetation mapping.

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VMI Blog VII: Animals and Environment

We’re making good progress on environmental visualization and placing animals in our VMI simulation. Gina Moore and I have been working closely together and have moved a huge amount of our workflow into Houdini and Houdini Engine, as this offers so many advantages over using inbuilt UE tools – especially...

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360 Blog – Experiments

Some experiments in mono & stereoscopic 360 renders for VR. The youtube video is a test of panoramic rendering from Unreal Engine 4.26 using Cesium for Unreal. There are technical problems with panoramic rendering, LOD and tile loading that I am investigating – but its a good start.

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Virtual South Georgia

What started off as a little zero-budget technical experiment in my spare time inadvertently turned into a bit of an epic. Anyway, I started getting my head around some technical things I wanted to figure out, so it’s all good. Hope you enjoy it. If there are mistakes regarding place...

Visions of Australia: VMI

Synopsis Virtual Macquarie Island (VMI 1.0), is a prototype digital exhibit created in collaboration with TMAG and the Australian Antarctic Program. It is currently on exhibit at TMAG’s Islands to Ice Antarctica gallery. VMI 2.0 will develop a digital touring exhibition, including collaboration with Australian scientific organisations and South Australian,...

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Interactive Visualization for Data Inference in the Geosciences

This is the author resource for my PhD thesis (2021): Interactive Visualization for Data Inference in the Geosciences. The full PDF is available here: DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.24579.63523 Publication Repository: http://ecite.utas.edu.au/rmdb/ecite/q/ecite_view_author/25587 Software Repository: https://zenodo.org/record/3264037 Github: https://github.com/pemorse/data-visualization-tools Links to published papers for individual chapters are provided below. Degree Doctor of Philosophy, Discipline of Earth...

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mawsonshuts.com virtual tour

An interactive panoramic tour of Mawson’s Huts is now live at mawsonshuts.com. This is an immersive narrative documentary work created through my consultancy Chthonic, augmenting the important work of the Mawson’s Huts Foundation. The VR tour runs on any device supporting modern web standards (e.g. desktop browsers, mobile devices) and...