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Watch out for 3D earthquake today

If Avatar awed audiences with its 3D effects, the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) is set to have a 3D earthquake.

mumbai Updated: Jan 22, 2010 01:20 IST

If Avatar awed audiences with its 3D effects, the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) is set to have a 3D earthquake.

The five-minute simulation will make you part of the environment, with a pair of glasses.

The technology, called 3D fully immersional visualisation, allows you to interact with objects in the virtual world and even program changes.

The simulation is open to all and will be showcased at their annual technology festival, Techfest, on Friday.

“There can be several applications for the technology like it can be used by engineering companies for project prototypes or to evolve car designs,” said Sanjeev Dutta, marketing head, CORE projects and technologies, which has created the simulation.

The Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE) is a theatre that sits in a larger room. The walls and floor of the CAVE are made up of projection screens.

The user will go inside using the CAVE wearing special glasses and can see objects floating in the air, walk around them and get a view of what the object would look like when they walk around it.

Computers control the CAVE and the audio. There are multiple speakers placed in the CAVE, giving one not only 3D video, but 3D audio as well.