Scientific Visualization Lab

The Valparaiso Scientific Visualization Lab (SVL) is dedicated to introducing visualization in the education of undergraduate students in all areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

With the continued improvement in computer and projection technology, a number of low cost visualization systems are now available to educational institutions. With the availability of these systems comes the need to develop visualization applications that can be integrated into existing courses. The focus of SVL is to develop visualization applications and to help educators understand how visualization can be used to help students learn complex topics.

The group is directed by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at Valparaiso University. Other departments within the Colleges of Engineering and Arts and Sciences collaborate on the development of visualization applications that are integrated into the undergraduate curriculum.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0311088.


Current Projects include motion capture, 3D modeling, and other 3 dimensional tools for learning.


Current Work with the Motion Capture:

One of the more recent Motion Capture projects is to model human actions such as dancing, creating art, and conducting. Below is a video of Sean from the Valparaiso University Music Department conducting a small ensemble. This technology could be used to help critique style and accuracy. 



Current Work with 3D Modeling:

Using the AUTODESK 123D App, 3 Dimensional Objects can be created from a group of pictures of a stationary object. Click on the "3D viewer" icon below to manipulate the 3D object


Jason Toberman's Lunch