Advanced technology has made Virtual Reality a viable tool for widespread multidisciplinary use. We saw an opportunity to use VR to benefit multiple departments at RIT; 3D Digital Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, and the School of Film and Animation. All departments wrestle with the problem of effectively allowing the students the speed to iteratively light, compose and compare work. The complexity and length of rendering time using previous generation (CPU rendering) 3D applications distracts learners from focusing on design. Light and Composition are two major elements of designs that are often buried under overwhelming technical obstacles.
Foster, Shaun and Mardini, Ihab
"Cross Disciplinary Virtual Reality for Lighting and Composition: Research Update,"
Frameless: Vol. 2
, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarworks.rit.edu/frameless/vol2/iss1/7