VR-AR-Media Production Centre

 

Physical Locations of Hardware

The Library has set up a virtual VR-AR-Media Production Centre (VAM Production Centre) which spreads across five locations in EdUHK Library:

Creative Lab (G/F, MMW Library, open 24 hours)

  • The Pilot Future Classroom
  • 11 gaming level notebooks installed with high-end graphic cards and VAM production tools
  • Additional 19 gaming notebooks*
  • 30 iPads for VAM development*
  • HTC Vive Pro headsets available for viewing and testing VR outputs*
  • Academic and teaching staff may reserve the room in advance via iBooking
  • Open access for all library users when there is no booking
  • Additional information about Creative Lab: https://www.lib.eduhk.hk/creativelab/

* available on request for teaching purposes

VAM Workstations (PC Area, G/F, MMW Library, open 24 hours)

  • 6 high-end PCs and 2 iMac’s with 4K displays and VAM production tools
  • EdUHK students may reserve the workstations (C01-C08) in advance via Booking System

Media Production Area (3/F, MMW Library)

  • 4 high-end PCs and 4 Mac Pro’s with 4K displays and VAM production tools
  • EdUHK students and staff may reserve the workstations (M06-M13) in advance via Booking System

In addition, specific VAM production tools are also installed on notebooks at e-Learning Studio on 1/F and 2 high-end PCs at TKO Study Centre Learning Commons.

Samples of VR / AR

  • EdUHK Library Tour with VR elements
  • EdUHK Library Tour with AR elements
  • 101VR/AR

VR-AR Hardware Available for Loan

Equipment Description How To Borrow Remarks
 Insta360 Pro 2 8K 360 video camera Email to Library For EdUHK staff
Ricoh Z1 4K 360 video camera Email to Library For EdUHK students and staff
FOLDIO360 A smart turntable to create 360-degree images Email to Library For EdUHK students and staff
HTC Vive Pro  VR Headsets with sensors Email to Library For EdUHK staff

 

Other Media Production Equipment Available for Loan

Please visit https://www.lib.eduhk.hk/av-equipment-for-loan/

 

VAM Production Tools / Software

Production Tools / Software Description Installed At* Remarks
MAKAR
  • VR/AR production platform on which users can create their own VR/AR objects for playing back on mobile devices.
  • Creation and editing is done on PCs or Mac’s.  The final VR/AR objects are played on mobile devices.
  • A free and licensed version of MAKAR is available.
  • For more details, please refer to LibGuide on VR/AR.
A, B, C, D
  • Licensed version available at VAM Production Centre
  • Licensed version available for installation at EdUHK staff offices, please register here
101VR/AR
  • VR/AR production platform offered free to EdUHK students and staff by NetDragon.
  • Users can create their own VR/AR objects for playing back on mobile devices.
  • For more details, please refer to LibGuide on VR/AR.
A, B, C, D
  • EdUHK staff can acquire their user accounts via OCIO 101VR/AR web page.
WeTour
  • A user (the Host) can upload their own 360 panorama images to the WeTour platform to create a tour guide with VR effect.
  • The Host can share the tour to a group of users (the Visitors) so they can follow the guided tour.
  • For more details, please refer to LibGuide on VR/AR.
Online
  • EdUHK students and staff can acquire their accounts via email to Library
Google Tilt Brush
  • VR display of painting in 3D format
A
Google Earth
  • Free VR version of Google Earth
A
HTC Vive games
  • Free customized games for HTC VR headset
A
GIMP
  • Freeware for photo-editing
A, B, C, D Pre-process tool for VR object
Blender
  • Freeware for creation of 3D objects
A, B, C, D Pre-process tool for VR object
MakeHuman
  • Freeware for creation of 3D objects
A, B, C, D Pre-process tool for VR object
Clara.io
  • Free 3D model library
A, B, C, D Pre-process tool for VR object
Inkscape
  • Freeware for photo-editing
A, B, C, D Pre-process tool for VR object
Photopea
  • Freeware for photo-editing
A, B, C, D Pre-process tool for VR object
Sketchfab
  • Free 3D model library
A, B, C, D Pre-process tool for VR object
TurboSquid
  • Free 3D model library
A, B, C, D Pre-process tool for VR object
Mixamo
  • Free 3D model library
A, B, C, D Pre-process tool for VR object
FBX Converter
  • Free miscellaneous tool
A, B, C, D Pre-process tool for VR object
FBX Review
  • Free miscellaneous tool
A, B, C, D Pre-process tool for VR object

* Installation areas:

  1. Creative Lab
  2. PC Area (G/F)
  3. Media Production Lab (3/F)
  4. E-Learning Studio

 

Enquiry and Assistance

For booking enquiries, please contact Library Circulation Counter at 2948 6658 or email libcir@eduhk.hk for assistance.

If special equipment such as VR headsets or video conferencing facilities are required, please contact Library System Services at email libsys@eduhk.hk or call 2948 6662 beforehand to discuss prior arrangements.