ITaP offers course in easy interactive virtual environment creation

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November 11, 2009

A training course covering Vizard 3.0 will be offered at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 17 and Dec. 1 by ITaP’s data visualization facility the Envision Center for Data Perceptualization.

The sessions will be held in the Envision Center, located in Stewart Center B001 off the hallway between the Stewart Center and the Purdue Memorial Union. The course is aimed at participants with possible applications in psychology, liberal arts, entertainment, architecture, computer-aided design (CAD), scientific visualization, virtual training environments, and many others.

Vizard is a virtual reality programming and development platform that allows novice to expert users to easily create 3-D environments, computer controlled avatars and interactive activities. The first session will cover the basics of working in Vizard, including object creation, manipulation and selection. The second session will include more advanced programming techniques allowing participants to start experimenting with their own virtual environments.

For more information contact David Braun at

Participants who wish to bring a laptop with Vizard installed to follow along during the course should see to download a 90-day trial version.

Originally posted: November 11, 2009