Volumetric computing in universities

Presentation is everything

Voxon Photonics is the only technology company able to provide a glasses free 3D volumetric display. This isn’t virtual reality. It isn’t augmented reality. It is a unique device which makes viewing 3D data available for multiple people from any angle, a tool to drive research or debut new discoveries.

An indispensable aid in visual presentation and an avenue for new research is here, offering a variety of use cases such as:

  • Simulating physics
  • Visualising proteins
  • Creating X Y Z mathematical functions
  • Exploring human-computer interaction
  • Traversing microscopic worlds
  • Analyzing DICOM (medical) data
  • Demonstrating interplanetary gravity
  • Communicating structure
  • Verifying design

Simulate, visualise, create, explore, traverse, analyse, demonstrate, communicate and verify 3D data in real-time.

Voxon VX1 in engineering

No glasses, no headsets in true physical 3D.

Introducing the VX1

Voxon VX1

The VX1 is a versatile commercial solution which presents 3D images within a 18cm x 18cm x 8cm volume. The VX1 is driven by an Intel NUC i5 computer loaded with Voxon’s Photonic Engine and volumetric software. As accessible as any standard computer, with an easy to use graphical user interface, continuing application development and support for many common 3D file types, the VX1 puts the power of volumetric computing in your hands.

Display Volume Size 18cm x 18xcm x 8cm
Display Resolution 912 x 1140 x 192 (~200 million) voxels
Colour Modes High resolution monochrome mode in R,G,B,C,M,Y or WColour mode (R/G/B interlaced) 2 Color mode (hybrid)
Computer Dual Core Intel NUC i5 with 8GB RAM & 250 GB SSD
Operating System Voxon Vertex and Runtime running on Windows 10
Included peripherals Wireless Keyboard and Mouse combo, 3Dconnexion Space Mouse
Support 3D data types .OBJ, .STL, .PLY, .KV6, .MOL, .FBX, DICOM, .JPG, .PNG (including heightmap)
Software Development Support 64-bit Windows DLL supporting: C, C++ & Unity plugin, and potentially other languages with DLL support. A software emulator is provided.

Create and display content

Incorporating volumetric technology into your workflow is easy. Each VX1 comes with a vast software library which allows users to explore volumetric use cases. Users will be able to display common 3D data types, build applications with Unity or develop new volumetric applications using C/C++.

At the core of The Voxon Photonic Engine is the voxiebox.dll, a 64-bit Windows library that supports C, C++, C# and other languages with DLL compatibility. This allows the VX1 to display 3D file types such as .OBJ, .STL, .PLY, .KV6, .MOL, .FBX, DICOM, .JPG, .PNG and heightmaps.

Unity is a powerful real-time 3D development platform and can be integrated with Voxon’s volumetric technology via a Unity plugin. The Unity plugin captures all the 3D geometry within the Unity Scene and displays it on the Voxon Photonic Engine in real-time. This easy-to-use asset can be added to any Unity Project.

Experienced programmers can create their own volumetric software by using Voxon’s API and working directly with the voxiebox.dll. Documentation, coding examples and templates are included within Voxon Developers Kit.

Both the Unity plugin and the Developer Kit include a software simulator which renders a virtual 3D representation of the Voxon Environment on any regular Windows computer.

Let volumetric technology enhance your research.

How will you use it?

Voxon VX1 Content Creation

Universities embracing volumetric technology

See how Voxon Photonics’ volumetric technology has inspired these innovative Universities.

University of Mississippi – Visualisation of Anatomy

At the University of Mississippi, Dr Frank Han has started a Holographic Heart project with the aim of educating all levels of medical trainees on the intricacies of Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease. Dr Han said “Already, the feedback has been very positive in regards to the 3D volumetric display… Read more…

3d spine

Harvard and MIT collaboration – Creation of ‘Volumetric Cinema’

Michael Bove, Principal Research Scientist and head of the Object-Based Media Group at the MIT Media Lab, and David Levine, Harvard University’s Professor of the Practice of Performance, Theater and Media, will collaborate on Volumetric Cinema, a project that investigates the possibilities of 360-degree 3D holographic cinema. Read more…

Voxon volumetric face

Carnegie Mellon University – Exploration of Human-Computer Interaction

CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center student project team ‘Voltech’ created a 3D ‘claw game’ for the Voxon VX1 3D volumetric display during the Spring of 2020. The forefront of 3D game development comes when using the cutting edge of 3D volumetric technology, the Voxon VX1. Read more…

3D volumetric game

Be innovative and partner with us

As well as offering commercial volumetric solutions, Voxon Photonics specialise in the development, manufacture and adaptation of volumetric visualisation techniques. Our development team ensures our technology can be used for a variety of use cases.

If your research requires a more bespoke solution including the development of new technology please contact us. We can create customised volumetric displays and encourage collaboration through partnerships.