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Virtual Reality

Here at the Cube we have equipment for both virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) projects. Students can come in and start developing their own AR or VR application today!

What is Virtual Reality?
Virtual Reality (VR) is an immersive first person experience that allows a person to interact with a computer generated 3D space.

Which VR system is available?
The Cube offers 3 Virtual Reality workstations using Oculus Rift VR headsets with touch controllers powered by Asus ROG performance desktop computers.

What types of files are available for VR viewing?
The Cube is currently offering a selection of educational and entertainment applications through the Oculus VR library. In addition, the Cube is working with students and faculty to generate original content through gaming engines and architectural design software.

VR in the classroom
Here at Pacific, VR is being integrated into the classroom [Click here to see a list of Pacific classes using VR!]

Cube VR Projects
The Cube has been used to create multiple unique VR experiences! Cllick here to view the VR projects.

Can I bring my friends and have a LAN gaming party?
The Cube is not offering this ability and is intended to introduce students to the power and possibility of this exciting new media for pursuing creative and educational endeavors.

How long can I spend in VR?
Virtual Reality sessions are limited to 50 minutes and can be booked ahead of time by emailing cube@pacific.edu.

Can I request a specific application?
Submit requests directly to Cube staff and we will review applicability.

How much does it cost to use the VR systems?
The Cube is offering the use of Virtual Reality workstations free of charge for students, faculty, and staff.

How do you keep the headsets sanitized?
The headsets are wiped down with sanitizing wipes.

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality (AR) is an immersive environment in which computer-generated visual content enhances the real-world objects.

What is the difference between AR and VR?
AR is an immersive environment in which visual content generated by a computer enhances the objects in the real world. AR is typically viewed through a smartphone or tablet screen. VR is a computer-generated environment where users enter the digital environment by putting on a a head-mounted display (HMD).

Cube AR Projects
The Cube has been used to create multiple unique AR experiences! Click here to view an AR project.