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)

  • The Pilot Future Classroom
  • 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 

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
  • 17 high-end notebooks and 2 i7 notebooks, all installed with VAM production tools
  • EdUHK students may reserve the workstations (C01-C25) 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)
HTC Vive Pro VR Headsets with sensors Email to Library For EdUHK staff (use inside the Creative Lab)

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
  • 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
  • Licensed version available at VAM Production Centre
  • Licensed version available for installation at EdUHK staff offices, please register here
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
  • Alternative freeware applications are installed at A and D areas.
Blender
  • Freeware for creation of 3D objects
A, B, C, D Pre-process tool for VR object
Clara.io
  • Free 3D model library
A, B, C, D Pre-process tool for VR object
FBX Converter
  • Free miscellaneous tool
A, B, C, D Pre-process tool for VR object
FBX Review
  • Free miscellaneous tool
A, B, C, D Pre-process tool for VR object
GIMP
  • Freeware for photo-editing
A, B, C, D 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 Pre-process tool for VR object
MakeHuman
  • Freeware for creation of 3D objects
A, B, C, D Pre-process tool for VR object
Mixamo
  • Free 3D model library
A, B, C, D Pre-process tool for VR object
Photopea
  • Freeware for photo-editing
A, B, C, D Pre-process tool for VR object

Sketchfab

  • Free 3D model library
A, B, C, D Pre-process tool for VR object
TurboSquid
  • Free 3D model library
A, B, C, D Pre-process tool for VR object


* Installation areas:

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

Enquiry and Assistance

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

If special equipment such as VR headsets or video conferencing facilities are required, please contact Library System Services at email libsys@eduhk.hk or call 2948 6662 beforehand to discuss prior arrangements.


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