COSC 477/590: Virtual Reality and its Principles

Fall Semester 2018 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

Approved projects

* Project Proposal Report

* Project Deliverables and Evaluation

* Final PROJECT REPORT

Vizard helpful links

Vizard 5,6


Weekly Time Schedule

29-Aug

Introduction

 

5-Sep

Virtual Reality Introduction /3DsMax

Assignment 1: 3D Max
Due: 12 Sep

12-Sep

Python Programming (Vizard)

Assignment 2: Vizard 1
Due: 19 Sep

19-Sep

Python Programming (Vizard), Virtual Reality Input Devices

Assignment 3: Vizard 2, Due: 26 Sep

26-Sep

Human Factors

 

3-Oct

Unity 3D tutorial

Assignment 4: Unity 3D, Due: 17 Oct

10-Oct

Virtual Reality Output Devices

 

17-Oct

Mid Term Exam

24-Oct

Project Proposal Presentation

Due: Project Proposal Report & Presentation 

31-Oct

Selection & Manipulation

 

7-Nov

3D Interaction Techniques: selection, travel

 

14-Nov

Augmented and mixed reality

 

21-Nov

3D Interaction Techniques: wayfinding

Mid Project Demo 1

28-Nov

Evaluating 3D user Interfaces,Emerging Applications in VR

 Mid Project Demo 2

5-Dec

Group Project Presentations/ Demo

 Due date for Report

12-Dec Final Exam  

Final Projects [Previous Classes]

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.