Perform Studio

The Perform Studio has undergone exciting changes over the summer and into this fall semester.

First, Tanner overhauled the booth.  Instead of just being a closet crammed full with a giant rack for the patch bays, he wall-mounted them to make enough room for it to be used as an actual mixing booth.  Yay!

Perform Studio booth

Second, the OptiTrack Motive:Body software was updated from 1.6 to 1.9, with excellent new features that improve nearly every aspect of the software.  Additionally, we’ve ordered some extra capture-suit accessories.

Third, the Perform Studio is now being used as the CHCI lab.  Doug Bowman and his cohort of graduate students can use the space to run experiments in virtual reality, using the motion capture system present.  We’re very excited to have them doing their research in ICAT’s facilities.  If you’d like to use the space, though fear not!  You can still reserve it with 72 hours notice, and it will be cleared out and ready.  If you would like to reserve the space, please contact Run Yu, who is handling the reservations for Perform Studio this year.  runyu at vt dot edu

Doug Bowman's 3D Interfaces grad students in the Perform Studio, 9/26/2016
Doug Bowman’s 3D Interfaces grad students in the Perform Studio, 9/26/2016

Author: Zach Duer

Zach Duer is the Immersive Environment Specialist at the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) at Virginia Tech. He facilitates faculty and student projects in ICAT facilities by developing interfaces and generating content. He is also an educator, artist, musician, and performer.

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