AGAVE: Access Grid Augmented Virtual Environment

Access grid augmented virtual environment

Electronic Visualization Laboratory
University of Illinois at Chicago

The overall concept behind AGAVE is to append a low-cost PC-based graphics workstation to an Access Grid node that can be used to project 3D stereoscopic computer graphics to allow collaborators to share 3D content.



Detailed documents about AGAVE

Equipment specification for AGAVE (updated).


Detailed documentation on 'How to set up a Geowall' in the AGDP format (Released on March 30, 2003).

Instructions on How to set-up Rasmol and VMD on Windows and Linux

Making DarkBASIC Pro work on the GeoWall

Making Blitz3D work on the GeoWall

Making 3D Tracking work with Blitz3D.

Geowall Workshop at EVL,Feb 22 2003 : How to build a GeowallSlides

AGAVE 101 (Powerpoint slides from the presentation at the Alliance All-Hands Meeting, Urbana, May 2002) Slides

Leigh, J., Dawe, G., Talandis, J., He. E., Venkataraman, S., Ge, J., Sandin, D., DeFanti, T. A., AGAVE : Access Grid Augmented Virtual Environment, Proc. AccessGrid Retreat, Argonne, Illinois, Jan, 2001. (Jan 16, 2001)

Tools for AGAVE

Immersaview - Interact with 3D content (Open Inventor models)
Walkabout - Walk on a terrain
Vis5d - OpenGl stereo volumetric visualization
Wiggleview - View seismic data in 3D
COANIM  -  Share 3D content with a Collaborative animator (now obsolete)
VRSlider   -  Stereoscopic slide viewer (obsolete)
CAVEGui  -  Graphical user interface to interact with CAVE and AGAVE applications

Sites that have built AGAVEs

Electronic Visualization Lab, Univ. Illinois at Chicago [Image]

The GeoWall Consortium

The SciTech Museum in Aurora, Illinois [Live Feed]

Dept. Geology and Geophysics, Univ. Minnesota

Dept. Astronomy, Univ. Minnesota

Institute for New Media Studies, Univ. Minnesota

Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction, Univ. Minnesota

Scripps Institute of Oceanography

Eros Data Center, US Geological Survey (USGS) [Image]

Dept. of Geological Sciences, Univ. Michigan

Media Union, Univ. Michigan[Image]

Geological Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington [Image]

Visualization and Digital Imaging Lab, Univ. Minnesota- Duluth

Dept. of Computer Science and Mathematics, Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College

Northern Arizona Univ.

Arizona State Univ.