COSC 477/590: Virtual Reality and its Principles

Fall Semester 2017 Course Information

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

 

CLASS HOURS: Monday: 4:55 PM – 7:25 PM, CSB 312
OFFICE HOURS: Monday: 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 5


Weekly Time Schedule

28-Aug

Introduction

 

4-Sep

Labor day holiday

11-Sep

Virtual Reality Introduction /3DsMax

Assignment 1: 3D Max
Due: 18 Sep

18-Sep

Virtual Reality Input Devices

Assignment 2: 3D Max, Due: 25 Sep

25-Sep

Python Programming (Vizard)

Assignment 3: Vizard 1
Due: 2 Oct

2-Oct

Unity 3D tutorial [SEDE Conference]

Assignment 4: Vizard 2, Due: 9 Oct

9-Oct

Virtual Reality Output Devices

 

16-Oct

Mid Term Exam

23-Oct

Project Proposal Presentation

Due: Project Proposal Report & Presentation 

30-Oct

Computer Graphics Principles for VR

 Project Proposal Presentation

6-Nov

3D Interaction Techniques: selection, travel

 

13-Nov

Human Factors in VR

 

20-Nov

3D Interaction Techniques: wayfinding

Mid Project Demo 1

27-Nov

Evaluating 3D user Interfaces

 Mid Project Demo 2

4-Dec

Emerging Applications in VR

 

11-Dec Group Project Presentations/ Demo, Presentations. Due date for Report

18-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.