Abertay bolstered by new 3D lab

Abertay bolstered by new 3D lab

By Rob Crossley

April 20th 2010 at 3:49PM

Newly updated HIVE site adds stereoscopic 3D tech

The University of Abertay has renovated a stereoscopic 3D technology lab on its game development campus – a move that will give its students direct access to future technologies.

The university has invested some £100,000 to fully update it’s the Human Interactive Virtual Environment (HIVE) lab, where 3D graphics can now be viewed via a head-mounted display.

“As the technology comes down in price and size, Abertay University’s graduates will be in the perfect place to exploit it – literally ahead of the game,” read a statement from the university.

The technologies will be used in both teaching and research.

“Given Abertay University’s reputation for computer game design and technology, this equipment will be used to help inform and develop the layout, design and narrative of the next generation of computer games,” claimed psychology lecturer Dr Kenneth Scott-Brown.