COSC 729: Virtual Reality and its Applications
Spring Semester 2019 Course Information

Instructor: Dr. Sharad Sharma
Department of Computer Science
Bowie State University
E-MAIL: ssharma@bowiestate.edu

Instructor Website: http://cs.bowiestate.edu/sharad/

CLASS HOURS: Wednesday: 4:55 PM – 7:25 PM, CSB 312
OFFICE HOURS: Wednesday: 12:55 – 4:55 PM, or by appointment
OFFICE LOCATION: Computer Science Building, Room 317

 


COURSE DESCRIPTION

The goal of this course is to introduce students to Virtual Reality (VR) hardware, software, and provide an opportunity for them to apply this knowledge to applications for education and games. This course applies cutting-edge VR technology currently available in academia and industry. Students will design, model, and script the VR environment by developing a complete VR application as a group project.


Text Book


Course Related Links

All the lecture slides are at Blackboard

* Syllabus

* Assignments

* Course Topic Details

Approved projects

* Project Proposal Report

* Project Deliverables and Evaluation

* PROJECT REPORT

Vizard helpful links

Vizard 6


Weekly Time Schedule

30-Jan

Introduction

 

6-Feb

VR Input Devices/3Ds Max

Assignment 1: 3Ds Max
Due: 13 Feb

13-Feb

VR Input Devices

Vizard/ Python Programming

  Assignment 2: Vizard
Due: 20 Feb

20-Feb

VR Output Devices

 

Assignment 3: Unity3D
Due: 27 Feb

27-Feb

Unity 3D Programming

Assignment 4: Unity3D, Due: 13 March

6-Mar

Computer Graphics Principles for VR

Assignment 5: Unity3D, Due: 20 Mar

13-Mar

Mid Term Exam

20-Mar

Spring Break

 

27-Mar

Project Proposal Presentation

Due: Project Proposal Report  

3-Apr

Geometric Modeling Principles for VR, Programming in VR

 

10-Apr

Human Factors in VR

 

17-Apr

Human Factors in VR

Mid Project Demo 1

24-Apr

Traditional Applications in VR

 

1-May

Emerging Applications in VR/Augemented Reality

 Mid Project Demo 2

8-May Group Project Presentations/ Demo, Presentations. Due date for Report

15-May

Final Exam

Final Projects [Previous Classes]

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

* Example Student Projects

* Project Ideas

* Usefull links for 3D models

 

Link to Free Software (3DsMax, Maya) for Students on the Education Community

 

VRML Resources

Reference

To view our three-dimensional VRML 2.0 models, we recommend the CosmoPlayer plug-in for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Mozilla, and other Web browsers. The CosmoPlayer can be downloaded from this NIST Web site, from karmanaut, or from other places. Please refer to these latest Download and Install Instructions from NIST.