Located by the Dlab in The Forum, the Grinnell College Immersive Experiences Lab (GCIEL) includes a range of hardware and software resources specially-designed for VR, MR, and AR projects. Access to these resources is restricted to students and faculty collaborating with GCIEL on a project.
The student dev team workspace has a Dell Precision Tower 5810 (Intel Xeon Processor E5-1650 and NVIDIA Quadro M5000 8GB GPU) and two Dell 24 monitors with a QHD 23.8-Inch screen. The attached Wacom Cintiq 22HD USB graphics tablet allows the 3D Artist to create art resources with a stylus instead of with a computer mouse. The Oculus Rift can be used both to experience and create immersive environments. Software installed on the workstation includes Blender, GIMP, Audacity, Inkscape, Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate (3ds Max), Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop and Illustrator), FRAPS, Camtasia, and Unity Pro. Students in the dev team have access to Unity Bundled Certified Developer Courseware and Certification and Autodesk 3ds Max Certified User Training and Exam.