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EDVEC 3D Capture Studio


The Edinburgh Virtual Environment Centre (EDVEC) has won substantial funding to establish a National 3D Data Capture Centre. The 380K award is from the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council (SHEFC) as part of the Joint Research Equipment Initiative. This award combined with matching funding from industry amounts to 610K in total. The 3D Capture Studio will create a facility unique to Scotland and the UK that gathers together a comprehensive array of all the latest most advanced technologies for 3D data capture. It will be run by a highly competent support team who are currently conducting research into all aspects of virtual reality. The Capture Studio will enable researchers from any discipline to create 3D models and build virtual environments. This will significantly improve the current facilities at Edinburgh University and in Scotland as a whole and, by enhancing the quality and productivity of research, contribute to the physical infrastructure for research within the University.

The main roles of the studio will be to:

Description of Proposed Facilities

The 3D Capture Studio will be housed in the James Clerk Maxwell Building in the King's Buildings campus of Edinburgh University. The facilities will comprise: The facilities will act as a focus for new research in the areas of virtual environments and virtual reality, with the aim of establishing a Centre of Excellence for Scotland in this field. Should anyone wish to make use of these facilities or for further information please contact:


Roy Middleton
EDVEC Manager

Tel: +44 (0)131 650 4994
Fax: +44 (0)131 650 6552
R.A.Middleton@ed.ac.uk