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Students sitting in front of the WAVE Lab, where a large image of an ornate church ceiling is shown


Wide-Area Visualization Environment (WAVE) Lab

The Wide Area Visualization Environment (WAVE) Lab, a 166 Megapixel 3D visualization cluster running common 3D visualization and immersive media platforms (CalVR, Unity 3D game engine, Paraview) for small-ground research support in Cyberarcheology, Global Arts, Chemistry, Physics and Biology, as well as engineering and other disciplines.

We also support a smaller, but fully capable LibraryCAVE for use in teaching and learning. The LibraryCAVE is perfect for critical viewing of classroom and laboratory projects. The LibraryCAVE can be used for 2D or 3D viewing for groups of up to 15 people.

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