This Guy is Paid to Work on a 200 Inches 3D Interactive Screen
Visualization pioneer Barco (Belgium) has teamed up with Rice University and AVI-SPL to develop its visualization wall at Rice’s Chevron Visualization Laboratory, allowing scientists to transform detailed data into 3D imagery.
- Display size : 200 Inches.
- Resolution : 7680 x 4320 pixels
- 3D : 120 Hz with active glasses and head tracking
This visualization solution uses Barco’s OLS-521 3D stereoscopic video wall displaying data generated by Rice's first 3D visualization project, the Data Analysis and Visualization Cyber-Infrastructure for Computational Science and Engineering Applications (DAVinCI).
2D Virtual Visit of the 3D Virtual Screen
The DAVinCI visualization wall is housed in Rice University’s Dell Butcher Hall. Rice is located in Houston, Texas, USA.
The OLS-521 tiles are powered by LED-driven DLP projectors located behind each 1920x1080 pixels module of the screen. Life time of the modules is specified over 60,000 hours and coloour and contrasts are maintained at a steady optimal level by intelligent software.
Interaction and Tracking
In addition to the display wall, the system also features an optical tracking system that will allow researchers to interact with their 3D data in a very unique way. Because of the user’s head movements and the system’s handheld user interface, viewers become part of the data instead of a simple viewer of the data.
The 32-megapixel screen can track researchers with an infrared system (also tied into the glasses) and allows them to walk around inside an image. Researchers can also interact with the data by turning them this way and that in midair to get a different perspective and interpret the data quantitatively.