VR Tools – A Free Open-source Platform for Virtual and Augmented Reality Applications on the Web

Authors

  • Lucas Diniz da Costa Computer Science Department, Federal University of Juiz de Fora https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3612-8677
  • Paulo Victor de Magalhães Rozatto Computer Science Department, Federal University of Juiz de Fora https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0223-7207
  • André Luiz Cunha de Oliveira Computer Science Department, Federal University of Juiz de Fora
  • Rodrigo Luis de Souza da Silva Computer Science Department, Federal University of Juiz de Fora https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4187-8798

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13052/jmm1550-4646.1812

Keywords:

virtua reality, augmented reality, educational platform

Abstract

This paper aims to introduce a free educational web platform that offers a repository for viewing interactive content, using Computer Graphics (CG), Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) resources. The platform provides curatorship for third party and copyright projects. Within the scope of this research, two projects of the platform were subject to a qualitative evaluation. The evaluation carried out focused on the analysis of the motivating potential of using the platform during the distance teaching-learning process. It was possible to collect positive evidence about its viability for use in supporting both presential and remote learning.

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Author Biographies

Lucas Diniz da Costa, Computer Science Department, Federal University of Juiz de Fora

Lucas Diniz da Costa is graduated in Exacts Science at Federal University of Juiz de Fora (2014–2019) and currently is undergraduate student in Computer Science at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora. His research interests are Computer Graphics, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and game development.

Paulo Victor de Magalhães Rozatto, Computer Science Department, Federal University of Juiz de Fora

Paulo Victor de Magalhães Rozatto is an undergraduate student in Computer Science at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora. He has a IT Technician certificate from the Federal Institute of Rio de Janeiro (2018). His research interests are Computer Graphics, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality.

André Luiz Cunha de Oliveira, Computer Science Department, Federal University of Juiz de Fora

André Luiz Cunha de Oliveira is an undergraduate student in Computer Science at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora. His research interests are Computer Graphics, Augment Reality and Virtual Reality.

Rodrigo Luis de Souza da Silva, Computer Science Department, Federal University of Juiz de Fora

Rodrigo Luis de Souza da Silva is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Federal University of Juiz de Fora. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from the Catholic University of Petropolis (1999), M.S. in Computer Science from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2002), Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2006) and a postdoc in Computer Science from the National Laboratory for Scientific Computing (2008). His main research interests are Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Scientific Visualization and Computer Graphics.

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2021-08-31

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