Tyler Streeter
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virtual humvee

Date

Fall 2003

Description

This was a US Army research project to develop a virtual reconfigurable humvee. The virtual components were to provide interfaces to real devices. Thus, one of my tasks on this group project was to make it possible to control a real PC by interacting with a virtual PC one inside of the VR humvee. I extended an existing VR Juggler/VNC framework to accomplish this. This combination uses a VNC client window mapped to a texture, which can then be used in a variety of ways in a 3D application (e.g., as a virtual PC monitor).

Images

Basic virtual VNC setup: a VNC window mapped to a texture in 3D space The view inside of the virtual humvee, complete with a simulated PC connected to a real PC