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What should I Do?

  1. Jul 30, 2007 #1
    What courses do you need to go through in order to make virtual reality stuff? Cause I really want to do it, but I really research it on google, and none of my friends know nothing about it, so I don't really know what courses i have to do to creature Virtual Reality stuff.
    Btw I live in Australia, Sydney so if anyone knows any courses in Australia that i could do please post replies, thanks.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2007
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  3. Jul 30, 2007 #2


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    I'd have thought that a degree in computer science should be sufficient, or perhaps a software engineering course. Depends what you want to do in the virtual reality business. If you want to make hardware then computer science or electrical engineering would make sense. If you want to be part of the production of software then software enginering.
  4. Jul 31, 2007 #3
    Electronic imaging might be what you are looking for. Its considered an extension of art, not sure what you define as virtual reality. What are you looking to do, modeling, simulation, video games, 3d movies etc?
  5. Jul 31, 2007 #4
    Virtual reality is usually the purview of computer scientists and engineers. I have worked with an aerospace engineer, a nuclear engineer and numerous otther who designed what is known as "The Cave" which is a virtual reality simulation of the ISS that incorporates the work done on radiation shielding. It is an immersive environment that can be used to help train new astronauts on the radiation "hot spots" of the ISS. Sorry to ramble on.

    You can read a quick excerpt about the collaborative engineering project Here (pdf document)
  6. Aug 1, 2007 #5
    I like to make like another worldly Reality, the purpose of it is that when people are nearly at the end of their lives and they want to travel around the world but unfortunately they are disable, so I wanted to make a world where they can do anything (i.e Flying) and see anything they want. but I guess this is getting too far and technology isn't as advanced yet, I'm gonna do my subject selection 2 more days ><
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