3D lab

Overview 3D Lab

The 3D lab is a project of the University of Potsdam within the PROGRESS Cluster.

A new lab for stereoscopic projection and analysis of three- or multidimensional data (3D laboratory) has been set up at the profile area Earth Sciences at the University of Potsdam. The focus of the lab is to project complex data sets spatially in order to visually analyze data structures and their internal relationships. Simultaneously, sonification and haptification techniques should be used to detect spatiotemporal patterns.
The laboratory comprises a computer cluster and a visualization platform. The computer cluster manages the massive amounts of data, performs calculations and controls the visualization. The visualization platform allows the temporal-spatial representation of the data through special projection technology. Viewers can interact with the projection system and thus grasp the multidimensional relationships. A tracking system with various interactive tools allows this in-situ communication with the data.
In addition to its scientific use, the lab is of central importance for industrial cooperation. Numerous large and medium-sized companies have registered a need to use the lab. In the course of more intensive cooperation, new (third-party funded) projects with industrial participation have been promised. The laboratory is an integral part of the BMBF joint project PROGRESS and is integrated into the pearls and Geo.X research alliances. Financing comes from federal funds.

Poster Präsentation des 3D-Labors, EGU 2011                                        

Media (german): Südkurier 2011       MAZ 2011       RBB-Online 2013

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Equipment 3D Lab Golm

CAVE Software

  • Arc Scene
  • Petrel
  • Visit
  • MOVE 
  • ParaView
  • Fledermaus
  • VRML
  • Google Earth and Google Sketchup
  • ... and more (please contact us for more detailed information)

Technical specifications

  • 3 sided Cave
    • 2 screens at a 90 ° angle (rear projection)
    • 1 floor projection (front projection)
    • each 3.84 m x 2.40 m
  • 3 projectors  Barco NW - 12
    • Resolution 1920x1200px (WUXGA)
    • Connection via DVI, RGBHV, VGA
    • Control via Ethernet
  • Stereo projections
    • Active Stereo
    • Active Infitec
  • 4 4 graphic workstations
    • 3 computers for the screens: Intel Xeon X5550, 12 GB main memory, NVIDIA Quadro M  5000
    • 1 control computer: 2 x Intel Xeon X5550, 24 GB main memory, NVIDIA M 5000
  • A.R.T.-Tracking system
    • optical tracking system
    • six cameras
    • Input device: Flystick 3, finger tracking
  • Media control
    • Crestron
  • Sound system
    • Denon 7.1 Receiver
    • Teufel 7.1 Soundsystem

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Projects 3D-Lab Golm

Projects 3D lab Golm
The use of the 3D laboratory is regulated by the Earth Sciences profile area. In principle, the labis open to all scientific users, with 90% being used for research and 10% for teaching.

Selected projects and events:

Projects
Kohat area

Ghani/Sobel/Zeilinger

Three-dimensional analysis of tectonic-morphological structures in the subsurface; Overlap of morphological data with surface characteristics (e.g. remote sensing data)

Kirgisia trench

Patyniak/Landgraf/Zeilinger

3D characterization of the subsurface near the surface

Alborz

Balling/Ballato/Zeilinger

Three-dimensional analysis of tectonic-morphological structures in the subsurface

Tonco area

Payrola/Zeilinger

Three-dimensional analysis and subsurface sedimentary basins and characterization for reservoir exploration; Geological and stratigraphic modeling

Allai valley (Nura)

Teshebaeva/Echtler/Sobel/Zeilinger

Three-dimensional analysis of tectonic-morphological structures in the subsurface; Overlap of morphological data with surface characteristics (e.g. remote sensing data)

67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Pedroza/Arnold/Zeilinger

Three-dimensional "landscape" visualization. 

Representation of the fault structure in North Pamir (Kyrgyzstan)


Kuvshinnikova/Zeilinger

Three-dimensional analysis of tectonic-morphological structures in the subsurface; Overlap of morphological data with surface characteristics (e.g. remote sensing data)

Deformation in the Bolivian Subandes

Hadeen/Zeilinger

Three-dimensional analysis of tectonic-morphological structures in the subsurface; Overlap of morphological data with surface characteristics (e.g. remote sensing data)

Chilean CoastJarra/Melnick
hydrologische SimulationBecker/Korup
TaiwanCook, GFZ
Tomographie-Modell PamirSippl, GFZ
Imersive pointing device

Schlegel, Buschmann (HPI), Zeilinger

Support of partners / users in the 3D and stereo visualization of large amounts of data, large amounts of data, presentations, software development

Bayesian networksRiggelsen
Salar de PocitosFreymark
  
Teaching
Southern FranceTeaching GIS (BScW06)
WeisseritzGeosimulator (A. Walz), 2013-2015
BoliviaTeaching GIS (BScW24)  
div. areasTeaching GIS (MGEW16)    
PedraforcaTeaching mapping (MGEW11)      
div. areas  Visiting Petroleum Geoscience class FU Berlin (2013, 2014)
Pervasive ComputingLucke, April, 2013
Geo.X Summer School2013
Demonstrations
China Geological SurveyDecember 2016
ComO-QM Audit in PotsdamJune 2016
Kanzler und Dekan Universität Mazar/BalkhMay 2013
Videodreh für eine virtuelle 360°-CampusführungMay 2015
Lange Nacht der Wissenschaft2011/12
Lehrstuhl für Komplexe Multimediale Anwendungs-architekturenApril 2013
Universidad National de Bogota2012
DAAD2012
Chinese collaboration partner (TIPTIMON)2012
Kolumbianische Botschaft2012
Hasso-Plattner-Institut, 3D-Stadtmodelle2011
Petrobras Brasilien2011
3D Reality Maps GmbH2011
ASTRIUM GmbH2011/12
Landesvermessung BRBSeptember 2011
CEBBIS International Seminar2011

 

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Contact

Head of Lab +
Geology

Dr. Gerold Zeilinger
University of Potsdam
Phone:++49 (0) 331 977 5839 
E-Mail:zeilinger @ geo.uni-potsdam.de

Geophysics

Dr. Matthias Ohrnberger 
University of Potsdam
Phone:++49 (0) 331 977 5785 
E-Mail:mao @ geo.uni-potsdam.de

 

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