Immersive Technologies Lab
Our Duel VR creates a cinema like experience with two large interlinked screens and LED lighting, equipped with Wireless HTC Vive Pro systems for connected play and development. Next door is our Mixed Reality Lab, which combines the same HTC Vive Pro tech with tracking technology and green screen integration, putting you in the heart of the VR experience. We also have a fully equipped XR lab with 12 high powered computer stations, optical tracking walls, HTC Vive tech and the latest Unreal 4 and Unity software.
Motion Capture Studio
Welcome to our Motion Capture Stage. In our recently upgraded Studio we have 24 Vantage and Vero cameras which provide accurate data from our infra-red equipped suits and facial recognition hardware. Reference cameras from Blackmagic provide HD footage, while mobile camera tech films motion capture in real-time. Used by students from arts, film, media, Games and VFX courses, the Studio is stacked with Vicon Shogun, Unreal Engine and Motion Builder software.
Games Computing Lab
All our Computer Games labs and facilities are packed with high-end dual screen computing equipment, set up for real-time gaming, and come loaded with Wacom Intuos graphics tablets and the latest software for games art, design and production including Adobe Suites and Substance Painter, plus Unreal 4 Engine. Combined with our specialist Hive equipped VR, AR and Mixed Reality Labs, our facilities can run and develop the next generation of games with real-time ray tracing for cars, characters and environments.
Our Esports Studio facilitates the live transmission of multi-input competitive gaming tournaments, is packed with the latest broadcasting tech from Yamaha, Newtek, Blackmagic and Panasonic, and brings the esports world to life in dedicated presenter and commentator spaces with autocue equipment. The 6-v-6 gaming set ups are of competitive quality, creating astounding 4k entertainment with the potential to broadcast on a global level.
This fully-loaded area spans over two floors of the Mellor Building.
On the ground floor you’ll be greeted by the latest in fabrication and robotics facilities, including specialist Tortext Speedy 400 laser cutters, Rowland and Axminster milling equipment and a 3D Printing Bureau which houses a collection of printers from the likes of Mojo and Ultimaker.
There’s also the chance to venture into digital worlds on the first floor, using state-of-the-art computing, virtual reality and visual equipment. Here you have access to the latest in virtual reality tech, green screen equipment, and even a indoor drone flying zone.