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The Studios

Your complete how-to guide for enjoying the Cline Library's multimedia Studios.

About the Studio

XR Creation Studio

The Cline Library's Extended Reality Creation Studio was developed as part of a Library Service and Technology Act Grant and allows the NAU community to design, build, and test educational experiences using virtual and augmented reality. NAU and CCC faculty, NAU College of Education students, and Flagstaff-area K-12 educators may reserve the studio for up to two hours per day. Additional scheduling accommodations can be made for specific educational or research projects.

Contact the library's Experiential Learning Librarian Chris Holthe at Chris.Holthe@nau.edu to reserve the XR Creation Studio for your project.

 

 

This studio includes:

  • Dell XR creation workstation
  • 24" touchscreen displays (2)
  • 55" LCD display
  • Oculus Rift S VR headset
  • Merge VR headset & cube
  • Apple iPad with XR apps
  • Unity Engine software
  • Unreal Engine software

Studio Tour

Using the Studio

Before you Begin

  1. Familiarize yourself with the features and capabilities of the XR Creation Studio.
  2. This studio has a variety of professional-grade hardware and software to support the creation of custom virtual and augmented reality educational experiences.
  3. If you need assistance learning to use the software in this studio you may schedule a consultation with library staff by visiting: nau.edu/library/request-makerlab-help.
  4. If you notice any issues with the hardware in this room, please alert library staff.
  5. Log in to the XR creation workstation using the username and password provided on your key.

During your Experience

  1. Make use of any of our XR creation platforms or VR/AR testing hardware. Information on how to use this equipment is available by visiting libraryguides.nau.edu/studios. 
  2. When in virtual reality, remember to always remain aware of your surroundings. Be careful to avoid hitting walls, furniture, or other users with your hands and arms.
  3. Please maintain an acceptable volume, this space is NOT soundproof.

In the event you feel ill or disoriented REMOVE YOUR HEADSET and take a break!


Before You Leave

  1. Be sure to save any experiences you created to your account or a portable USB.
  2. Properly close all Oculus apps and log off of the XR creation workstation.
  3. Wipe down the XR equipment and headsets with the sanitary wipes provided.
  4. Place the Oculus headset on the hook provided and tidy up the XR workstation.
  5. Be sure to collect all of your personal belongings, supplies, and any trash.
  6. Return the Oculus controllers and XR Studio key to the Ask Us! Desk.

Thank you for using the Extended Reality Creation Studio!