Students have been taking a tour of RMIT’s New Academic Street project with Oculus Rift during ‘O’ Week. The virtual reality headset provides an immersive experience and takes people on a virtual tour of how the buildings will look when completed next year.
RMIT’s New Academic Street is a large scale refurbishment plan across several city campus buildings at RMIT University in Melbourne Australia. The plan aims to open up the University to the city streetscape by creating laneways, gardens, student spaces and to improvements to the University library. The design has been undertaken by Lyons Architects.
The project was realised by Adriel Cahir and Associate Professor Stefan Greuter who led a team of recent Graduates of the Bachelor of Design (Games) Bachelor of IT (Games Graphics Programming) in the VxLab. The students converted and optimised the digital designs provided by the architects so that they could be visualised by a game engine.
The New Academic Street project with Oculus Rift will be available again on Open Day, Sunday 14 August.