Within the IVE lab, we are using different open-sources software to create virtual objects, persons and environments. These are described below.
Crystal Space is a software development kit (SDK) providing real-time 3D graphics for applications using virtual reality. We use it to create virtual environments and integrate avatars and objects. Many environments can be created, for example, the inside of a plane, a virtual city or the inside of a house.
--> You can go to the Chrystal space homepage by following this link
Blender is a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software product used for creating animated films, visual effects, interactive 3D applications or video games. Blender is mainly used for 3D modelling, and in the IVE Lab, we use it to create virtual objects that can be inserted in the virtual environments created by crystal space.
--> You can visit the blender website by following this link.
MakeHuman is also an Open Source software application and it is used to generate 3D humanoid avatars. The created avatars can be edited for their gender, age, appearance, clothes, hair etc...
--> You can visit the makehuman website by clicking on this link