The CAVE Virtual Reality System
The CAVE is a projection based virtual reality system developed at the
Electronic Visualization Lab;
it was created by
and Tom DeFanti,
along with other students and staff of EVL. More recent VR systems based on the
CAVE are the ImmersaDesk
and the IWall. The ImmersaDesk is a one-screen,
drafting table style device. The IWall is a large, single screen display
using four tiled graphics pipes for increased resolution.
The CAVE was first demonstrated at the
SIGGRAPH '92 conference.
Since then, more than two dozen CAVEs and ImmersaDesks have been installed
at various sites.
The CAVE and ImmersaDesk are now commercial products
sold by Fakespace Systems
(formerly Pyramid Systems Inc);
the CAVE Library software is sold and distributed by
For information on purchasing a CAVE or IDesk,
or obtaining CAVE software, contact them.
Further information on the CAVE can be found in EVL's
old official CAVE pages.
Technical info on the CAVE
Notes from various presentations
Last modified 28 July 2001.
Dave Pape, firstname.lastname@example.org