Project 3 - Wild Thing
Due Monday 4/22 at
8:59pm Chicago time
The purpose of this project is to have you explore
how you can use VR
in your own research.
Proposal phase - by 3/13 you should create a web page that
describes the project that you want to do, along with any
reference material that would help convince me that this is a
good project. Tell me why VR will be beneficial here and what
you expect to gain. Tell me which platform or platforms you want
to develop your application for. You should then email the
location of that web page to andy. I will then make links to all
those projects available on the class webpages so everyone can
see what everyone else is doing. Once andy approves of your
project you move onto the implementation phase.
turn in your project you should set up a web page with several
pages describing your work, including the well-commented source
code and required files to be able to compile and run your
program, and some photographs and screen captures showing what
your application looks like when its running. You should then
email andy with the location of this website before the
deadline. It would probably be a good idea to put a backup
copy of the web page at a second website just in case I can't
get to the first one.
These webpages should include:
- 1 page on how to use
your application and the things you can do with it.
- 1 page on the data
you used including where you got it, what you did to it.
- 1 page with links to
the source code and any instructions necessary to install and
- 1 page on what
interesting things you found developing and using your
- 1 page on why you
chose the VR platform that you chose and how you tuned your
application for that platform. What changes do you need to
make in your app for each platform for the app to work better
on that platform?
all of which should have plenty of screenshots or
photographs with meaningful captions.
Be sure to document any external libraries or tools that you
make use of - give credit where credit is due.
You should also create a 2-3 minute YouTube video in
the CAVE or using screen
capture showing your application running and feature the video
prominently on your project webpage. The video should be
narrated and rehearsed to show off the important features of
Remember that this website may be useful to you
later on when you are looking for a job and want to show off the
projects you have done.
When you send andy the
location of your webpage you should also email a scaled down
version of your favorite photo that is 320 pixels wide by 240
pixels tall in jpg format named p3.<your_last_name>.jpg.
This image will be used on the class web pages along with the link
to your project web page.
Each student will also give a short
demonstration about your project in-class and answer some
questions about your work. Be sure to practice your presentation
so you finish within the allotted time so everyone has equal
time to present.
last revision 3/9/15