VR-AR-Media Production Centre

 

Physical Locations of Hardware

The Library has set up a virtual VR-AR-Media Production Centre (VAM Production Centre) which spreads across  different locations in EdUHK Library:


Creative Lab (G/F, MMW Library, open 24 hours)

  • 1 high-end notebook with 4K display and VAM production tool for instructor*
  • 11 high-end notebooks with VAM production tools*
  • Additional 30 high-end notebooks with VAM production tools*
  • 30 iPads for VAM development*
  • 4 HTC Vive Pro headsets available for viewing and testing VR outputs*
  • iFloor,  an interactive floor application*
  • Academic and teaching staff may reserve the room in advance via iBooking
  • Open access for all library users when there is no booking
  • Additional information about Creative Lab: https://www.lib.eduhk.hk/creativelab/
   * available on request for teaching purposes 

STEM Room  (2/F, MMW Library)
  • 6 high-end notebooks  with VAM production tools
VAM Workstations (PC Area, G/F, MMW Library, open 24 hours)
  • 1 Mac Pro and 1 iMac with Blu-ray writer at  workstations C01-C02
  • 4 high-end PCs with 4K displays at workstations C03-C06
  • 19 high-end notebooks with VAM production tools
  • EdUHK students may reserve the workstations  in advance via Library Booking System

Notebooks for Loan (Circulation Counter, G/F, MMW Library)

  • 10 i7 notebooks with VAM production tools
  • 30 high-end notebooks with VAM production tools (not available for loan if reserved for teaching at Creative Lab)

 Discussion Tables (Discussion Zone, 1/F, MMW Library)

  • 24 i7 notebooks with VAM production tools (1 on each Discussion Table)

Media Production Area (3/F, MMW Library)

  • 6 high-end PCs and 4 Mac Pros with 4K displays and VAM production tools
  • EdUHK students and staff may reserve the workstations (M04-M13) in advance via Library Booking System

Tseung Kwan O Study Centre Library (TKOSC Library) 

  • 2 high-end notebooks with VAM production tools

Samples of VR / AR 


VR-AR Hardware Available for Loan

Equipment Description How To Borrow Remarks
Insta360 Pro 2 8K 360 video camera Email to Library For EdUHK staff
Ricoh Z1  4K 360 video camera Email to Library For EdUHK students and staff
FOLDIO360 A smart turntable to create 360-degree images Email to Library For EdUHK students and staff (use inside the Creative Lab / STEM Room)
HTC Vive Pro VR Headsets with sensors Email to Library For EdUHK staff (use inside the Creative Lab/ STEM Room)

Other Media Production Equipment Available for Loan

Please visit https://www.lib.eduhk.hk/av-equipment-for-loan/


VAM Production Tools / Software

Production Tools / Software Description Installed At* Remarks
101VR/AR
  • VR/AR production platform offered free to EdUHK students and staff by NetDragon.
  • Users can create their own VR/AR objects for playing back on mobile devices.
  • For more details, please refer to the Guide on VR/AR.
A, B, C, D,E
  • EdUHK staff can acquire their user accounts via OCIO 101VR/AR web page.
MAKAR
  • VR/AR production platform on which users can create their own VR/AR objects for playing back on mobile devices.
  • Creation and editing is done on PCs or Mac’s. The final VR/AR objects are played on mobile devices.
  • A free and licensed version of MAKAR is available.
  • For more details, please refer to the Guide on VR/AR.
A, B, C, D,E
  • Licensed version available at VAM Production Centre
  • Licensed version available for installation at EdUHK staff offices, please register here
  • Please visit the Library’s Workshop Materials webpage and then selectOnline Workshop on MAKAR AR/VR Editing Platform” and login by EdUHK account to view the video recording of the workshop. 
WeTour
  • A user (the Host) can upload their own 360 panorama images to the WeTour platform to create a tour guide with VR effect.
  • The Host can share the tour to a group of users (the Visitors) so they can follow the guided tour.
  • For more details, please refer to the Guide on VR/AR.
Online
  • EdUHK students and staff can acquire their accounts via email to Library

Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Licensed software for image/photos editing
B,C,E
  • Alternative freeware applications are installed at A and D areas.
Blender
  • Freeware for creation of 3D objects
A, B, C, D, E Pre-process tool for VR object
Clara.io
  • Free 3D model library
A, B, C, D, E Pre-process tool for VR object
FBX Converter
  • Free miscellaneous tool
A, B, C, D, E Pre-process tool for VR object
FBX Review
  • Free miscellaneous tool
A, B, C, D, E Pre-process tool for VR object
GIMP
  • Freeware for photo-editing
A, B, C, D, E Pre-process tool for VR object
Google Tilt Brush
  • VR display of painting in 3D format
A
Google Earth
  • Free VR version of Google Earth
A

HTC Vive games

  • Free customized games for HTC VR headset
A
Inkscape
  • Freeware for photo-editing
A, B, C, D, E Pre-process tool for VR object
MakeHuman
  • Freeware for creation of 3D objects
A, B, C, D, E Pre-process tool for VR object
Mixamo
  • Free 3D model library
A, B, C, D, E Pre-process tool for VR object
Qlone
  • Licensed iPad App  for 3D scanning and AR
8 iPads in Creative Lab
Photopea
  • Freeware for photo-editing
A, B, C, D, E Pre-process tool for VR object

Sketchfab

  • Free 3D model library
A, B, C, D, E Pre-process tool for VR object
TurboSquid
  • Free 3D model library
A, B, C, D, E Pre-process tool for VR object
 Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 drawing broadB


* Installation areas:

  1. Creative Lab (G/F)
  2. PC Area (G/F)
  3. Media Production Lab (3/F)
  4. TKOSC Library
  5. STEM Room (2/F)

Enquiry and Assistance

For booking enquiries, please contact Library Circulation Counter at 2948 6658 or email libcir@eduhk.hk for assistance.

Library System team has provided technical support to Student Affairs Office and Registry. Other Departments are welcome to contact Library System Services at email libsys@eduhk.hk beforehand to discuss prior arrangements if special support or equipment are required.


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