‘An Interactive Volumetric Display’ was a project that was spearheaded by Jesse Jurman and Cicely DiPaulo to make a true 3D display. This was a collaborative project by the SSE and several students from the RIT Center for Imaging Science The initial design and concept was based on a design by the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technology’s Graphics Lab. The design involved a spinning mirror which was connected to a high-speed projector which displayed images based on what degree the mirror was turned. The original project page can be found here.
The project spanned over an entire year and we had several students and faculty help from both the Software Engineering Department, and the Center for Imaging Science.
We were able to exhibit the display at the 2013 Imagine RIT festival, and we were featured for the project with other exhibits on various news outlets, including 13WHAM, the Democrat and Chronicle, and Channel 8 news.
During the event we were given an award by Paychex, one of the sponsers of the Imagine RIT festival.
Some of the 3D models and scripts we used can be found on the GitHub Page, named SpaceJam.
For other pictures, some of our progress, and other information, check out this wiki which we kept during the production of the project.