To support the world-class research being performed at the Cyprus Institute, the Visualization Lab provides advanced visualization resources and consulting services, which are accessible both in-person and remotely. These resources encompass both hardware and software.

Virtual Immersive Reality


Stereoscopic 3D Parallel Rear-Projected Display System

JVC 3D Visualisation System

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headsets

Virtuix Omni Treadmill

Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) Polynomial Texture Mapping (PTM) Dome

Large-Format Photography Unit



Open-source or freely available software is preferred, but some commercial or other licensed tools are available and utilized, based on use case. Below is a non-exhaustive list of some of the software packages and tools recently used.

Scientific Analysis/Visualization

  • MatLab
  • ParaView
  • Visit
  • Mathematica

Information Analysis/Visualization

  • Processing Programming Environment
  • Virtual Director (NCSA AVL) Platform – Interactive Remote Collaboration

Virtual Reality, 3D Graphics/Simulation

  • Unity
  • VRML
  • X3D

Development, Libraries, Languages

  • VTK
  • OpenGL
  • Anaconda

Video Processing/Playback

  • Stereoscopic 3DTV
  • Adobe Creative Suite