The University was delighted this week to welcome our Emeritus Chancellor, Sir Patrick Stewart, on to campus to visit The Barbara Hepworth Building, the new home of the University’s School of Art, Design and Architecture. Sir Patrick was hugely impressed by the state-of-the-art facilities on offer in our cutting-edge, Bauhaus inspired workspace.
The None in Three team’s Professor Song Wu gave a demonstration of the facilities of the Phidias Lab, the University’s new art visualisation suite, which can be used to prototype 3D models in an immersive virtual reality environment.
In the coming months, the None in Three team will be using the motion capture equipment in this facility to record actors portraying the characters in each of our four prosocial computer games. This will be invaluable in creating the immersive experience for the player that is so important to the success of our anti-violence gaming intervention.
Sir Patrick also talked about his upcoming new series, Star Trek: Picard. Although we were not able to demonstrate anything to rival the technology of the Starship Enterprise, we were glad to demonstrate the facilities that will help us bring to life the characters in each of our games.
11th September 2019