VR News

New publication with Kostas Mouratidis in the journal: Cities

New publication with Kostas Mouratidis in the journal: Cities

New publication of a research collaboration with Department of Urban and Regional Planning researcher Kostas Mouratidis is now out in the journal Cities with the title " Contemporary versus traditional styles in architecture and public space: A virtual reality study with 360-degree videos”. The study has two innovative aspects: (1) it is the first study internationally (and the first in Norway) to compare aesthetic evaluations of contemporary versus traditional architecture, (2) it uses a new research method based on Virtual Reality technology and 360-degree videos. 

Developing VR solutions for Olav Vs gate in Oslo

Developing VR solutions for Olav Vs gate in Oslo

In collaboration with VR-Lab at NMBU and COWI, Knut Andreas Øyvang has been implementing VR technology in the design process in order visualize possible solutions at Olav Vs gate in Oslo.

NMBU's VR-Lab and UC Berkeley in a new publication

NMBU's VR-Lab and UC Berkeley in a new publication

A new publication by NMBU colleague Deni Ruggeri and UC Berkeley showing how Virtual Reality technlogy and VR-Lab facility at NMBU has been utilized to study livability in urban environment.

Documentation of underwater cultural heritage

Documentation of underwater cultural heritage

A seed project proposal in collaboration with marine ecologist prof. Ian Bryceson is accepted. The project aims at developing and testing 3D digital solution for supporting the wide public in acquiring knowledge about underwater cultural heritage in Tanzania. 

On-site experimentation with Smartphone-based VR solutions

On-site experimentation with Smartphone-based VR solutions

PhD candidate Ana Moural with a group of students are conducting on-site experiments using VR technology in order to investigate ways to disseminate information and to engage citizens in landscape design discussions.  

A new research group in 3D visualizations

A new research group in 3D visualizations

A new Research Group at the School of landscape Architecture (ILA) is established. The 3DVis Research Group facilitate a platform for exchange of knowledge, cooperation, and strengthen research and education within the field of digital application and 3D visualization at ILA, with outreach across LANDSAM and NMBU.

VR-Lab participation at ECLAS 2018 Conference

VR-Lab participation at ECLAS 2018 Conference

A paper presented at ECLAS 2018 Conference in collaboration with Prof. Karsten Jørgensen with title "Virtual Reality For Contested Landscapes".

IKBM using VR-Lab for developing VR application for molecular biology course

IKBM using VR-Lab for developing VR application for molecular biology course

VR-Lab is facilitating experimentation environment for development of a new VR application for molecular biology course at the department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science (IKBM).

VR-Lab activities, Spring 2017

VR-Lab activities, Spring 2017

Through spring 2017, VR-Lab team members has been actively working on testing new technologies, participating in conferences, seminars and outreach events. One interesting area that we started working with is VR as educational tool for schools. A new VR system has been made ready for experimentations and tastings for classrooms.

UC Berkeley and VR-Lab at NMBU in a collaborative research project

UC Berkeley and VR-Lab at NMBU in a collaborative research project

VR-Lab at NMBU is facilitating research experimentations with researchers from NMBU and UC Berkeley on the latest developments of VR technologies for urban and landscape planning.

VR-Weekend at Norsk Teknisk museum in Oslo

VR-Weekend at Norsk Teknisk museum in Oslo

As part of VR-Weekend organized at Norsk Teknisk museum in Oslo (21-22 May 2016), VR-Lab participated with a stand showing how 3D game visualizations and VR is been used for landscape design and planning.

CGI Animation Production. Evaluation of Processes  and Case Study

CGI Animation Production. Evaluation of Processes and Case Study

Master student Håkon Sverdvik used VR-Lab during his master study for testing and evaluating CGI animation production methods using a case study for underwater container-based power plant by Deep River AS. Spring 2014.

Continuing education course: 3D Modeling and Visualization for Planning

Continuing education course: 3D Modeling and Visualization for Planning

Incorporate 3D modelling and visualizations tools into the design process and use it in order to enhance the communication with various players including: planners, engineers, clients, decision makers and community groups.

 Use of Visualizations in Planning Processes

Use of Visualizations in Planning Processes

Master study about communication and understanding by Thomas B. Hansen, 2013. The study examines the process of visualization in planning. With several ways to visualize it is important to be aware of the choices being made in the process of making a visualization. 

Land Use Zoning Plan In 3D: Concept

Land Use Zoning Plan In 3D: Concept

A concept of a 3D land use zoning plan and opportunities that arise in the transformation from 2D to 3D. A master study by Jesper Vesøen, 2013. This master’s thesis attempts to create a concept of a 3D land use zoning plan and looks at the opportunities that arise in the transformation from 2D to 3D.