1. Platforms, Prices, and Company
Ø The current version of the MR Toolkit is callable from C, C++ and FORTRAN programs on PC, HP, SGI, DEC, and IBM RS6000 workstations.
Ø Some elements of MR Toolkit also run on Suns, Alphas, and other UNIX platforms.
Ø Available at no cost to licensed academic and research institutions, subject to the conditions.
Ø Computer Graphics Research Group; Department of CS at the University of Alberta, Canada: http://web.cs.ualberta.ca/~graphics/MRToolkit.html
Ø Virtual Reality and 3D/2D User Interface Software Tool.
Ø It is a set of software tools for the production of virtual reality systems and other forms of 3D user interfaces.
Ø It consists of a set of subroutine libraries, device drivers, support programs, and a language for describing geometry and behavior. MR Toolkit provides a device independent and portable platform for the development of VR applications.
Ø Virtual stroll through the University of Alberta campus: http://www.cs.ualberta.ca/~graphics/cave/vizroom_pics.html
Ø Virtual Walkthrough in Graphics lab (using MR Toolkit): http://www.cs.hku.hk/~tlchung/research.html
Ø Virtual Theme park: http://vr-atlantis.com/concept.html
4. Web Resources
Ø Documentation can be found at: ftp://ftp.cs.ualberta.ca/pub/graphics/
Ø Citations on MR Toolkit: http://citeseer.nj.nec.com/context/183084/82729
Ø Feature Article: LEA - Volume 7, No. 4: http://www.music.mcgill.ca/~mcentury/Papers/ts/ts.html