A selection of web-enabled content created in-house.
These models can also be viewed under VR environment, using Gear VR, Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, or HTC Vive.
Old Main in 1922
by Matt Diaz and Niloufar Kioumarsi
Walker Laboratory in 1922
Model created by Steven Balmer and refined by Niloufar Kioumarsi, Jiawei Huang
360 Video using Ricoh Theta S camera:
by Mark Simpson
Post from RICOH THETA. #theta360 – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA
Immersive Terrain Visualization in Unity game engine:
by Mark Simpson and Mahda Bagher
Virtual Campus Models
by Mahda Bagher, Jiawei Huang
1. CityEngine Web Scene Views of Campus Models:
Campus Changes — From the Perspective of the Elm Trees
“Penn State elms have been the living witnesses to our roots as a University, dating back to the 1890s when the first elm tree was planted. They have watched history unfold through generations of students and have stood to symbolize Penn State as much as the iconic Nittany Lion Shrine and Old Main, making them near and dear to Penn Staters everywhere.” (read the source here)
However, many of the elm trees were infected by a bacteria-like organism spread by tiny insects, leafhoppers that cause Elm yellows disease. Eventually, many elm trees were cut down and replaced with different tree species. The following two pictures show a corner of the change of elm trees on campus. These pictures are from the above campus models. This is an example that certain landscape components can influence the overall characteristic of the landscape.
Two YouTube 360° videos for the Historic and Procedural Campus Models that allow you to look around in the scene
(Best watched with Chrome. These videos can also be watched in 3D using the Google cardboard:)
Historic campus model
Procedural campus model
Lidar based view of the inside of the Thrihnukagigur Volcano, Iceland
by Jan Oliver Wallgrün
(Best watched with Chrome. These videos can also be watched in 3D using the Google cardboard.)