Members of the team were thrilled to be able to visit Art Adlam and the RAVE CAVE this pre-season to enjoy virtual touring of outer space, the human body, manufacturing plants, and other virtual worlds thanks to Virtual Reality and ESI | IC.IDO. This week before break ended and the game was announced and all the hard work would begin.
The RAVE CAVE is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to increasing awareness and excitement for Virtual Reality.
Members of the team took their turns interacting with Virtual Reality models of the ISS, manufacturing environments, toured inside the human body, and played VR games. They learned that VR is used professionally to let engineers and designers experience their designs before the products are made. By using VR a designer can "play" with their work and see if it will fit, how users can reach or work with new products, or what can be seen from the operators position. AND it was FUN!!!
The team was able to apply what they learned about VR immediately as the next day, they were able to tour the new Steamworks game field in VR using Mr. Kam's software. 6 weeks before competition, the team was able to walk, fly, and move around the Steamworks field youtu.be/r3IwrBywC7g