Watch: take a look inside Europe's largest virtual reality lab
- Europe's largest 3D lab resembles a cylinder in shape and is 16 metres in diameter and 6.5 metres high.
- Its capable of presenting large objects such as machinery, plants, factories or entire cities on a scale of 1:1.
- Manufacturers can now use virtual reality to help design factories and see if the layout is practical before a brick is laid.
This is Europe's largest 3D lab. While it would be a gamer's paradise, it is used to create replicas of the workplaces from factories to oil rigs. Its capable of presenting large objects such as machinery, plants, factories or entire cities on a scale of 1:1.
6 state-of-the-art laser projectors deliver an almost lifelike experience. The lasers produce images of such a high quality that the depth of field and color mapping surpasses most conventional projectors.
The surrounding projection surface gives viewers the sensation of being located directly in the midst of a virtual world. Users are tracked on an infrared tracking system enabling more than just a single user to work in the projected virtual environment simultaneously.
Manufacturers can now use this virtual studio to assess the status of their plans, expedite decision-making, and support training, communication and marketing actions.
Designing a factory, for instance, is a highly complex process. Now they plot out an entire factory before a brick is laid, making it as efficient as possible.
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