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The Reality Center offers unique, high-tech Virtual Reality (VR) facilities. To facilitate the use of this installation by scientists, the Reality Center develops in-house 3D software solutions and adapts existing software to run in the Reality Cube and Reality Theatre.

As companies and other non-university parties can also benefit from the VR technology and expertise from the Reality Center, these high-tech facilities have a wide impact even outside the university, strengthening the (local) economy. Many successful projects in the field of architectural and landscape visualization have been carried out in this way.

Below is a list of various 3D visualization and Virtual Reality applications done by the Reality Center.

Architectuur
Architectuur
Virtual Reality biedt de mogelijkheid om in en rondom een gebouw te wandelen nog voordat het bouwproces begonnen is. In tegenstelling tot bouwtekeningen of CAD modellen op een computerscherm geeft VR een realistische indruk van de dimensies van een gebouw en biedt de mogelijkheid om ontwerpfouten in een vroeg stadium te ontdekken. »
Art and exhibitions
Art and exhibitions
Virtual Reality (and 3D in general) is a powerful platform for many artistic applications. HPC/V has created several museum exhibits and also supports artists creating works in 3D. The Reality Cube has served as a platform for an abstract art work, and a play has also been performed in the Reality Theatre. »
Astronomy
Astronomy
Recent advances in modern astronomy provide us with a huge amount of data and information about the universe. Positional data is no longer limited to our own solar system, we now have accurate positional data for stars, the interstellar medium and even galaxies. Virtual Reality is used in the Reality Cube to render and comprehend this huge environment.