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Dimensions Lab

The Libraries’ Dimensions Lab is equipped to provide computing resources and tools for computer-based projects in the fields of media, art, music, engineering, computer science, and physics. The lab is located on the first floor of the Holland Library on the WSU Pullman campus, right off the main elevators between Holland and Terrell. The Dimensions Studio, a satellite study room located in the Palouse Study Lounge, provides access to a reservable 3D Photogrammetry setup.

COVID-19 Dimensions Lab Resources/Suggestions
Due to the closure of the WSU Libraries on the Pullman campus as related to the COVID-19 situation, the Dimensions Lab is also closed. In an effort to assist Dimensions Lab users during this time, we have compiled a short list of software resources that could be useful:

Proprietary Software:
Adobe Creative Cloud, Temporary access offered to students offsite during COVID-19 containment efforts.
Matlab, multi-paradigm numerical computing environment and proprietary programming language (online)
Reaper, powerful and inexpensive DAW for audio recording/editing (free until July)

Open Source:
OBS Studio, live streaming and screen capture software
Blender, 3D animation
Audacity, simple digital audio recording software
SuperCollider, platform for audio synthesis and algorithmic composition
Pure Data, visual programming language for multimedia
GIMP, image editor comparable to Adobe Photoshop

Dimensions Lab open hours (temporary closed)
Dimensions Lab Assistant hours (temporary unavailable)
Dimensions Studio (temporary closed) reserve room: 3D scanning, Microsoft Surface Studio, HP Sprout, cameras


  • 8 Windows PCs
  • 4 Macs
  • Oculus Rift VR (available during staffed hours)

Operating Systems:

  • Windows 10
  • macOS
    Software Windows 10 macOS       Description
  Google Chrome x x browser
  Mozilla Firefox x x browser
  Adobe Creative Cloud x x graphics, video, audio, web
  Microsoft Office x NA document editors, spreadsheets
  3DS Max x NA 3D modeling and rendering
  Maya x NA 3D animation, modeling, simulation, and rendering
  Mudbox x NA 3D digital painting and sculpting
  R x x statistical computing and graphics
  Praat x x analyse, synthesize, and manipulate speech
  Blender x x 3D creation
  SuperCollider x x real-time audio synthesis and algorithmic composition
  Pure Data x x visual programming language for music and multimedia
  ArcGIS x NA geographic information system
  QGIS x x geographic information system
  Google Earth x x 3D representation of Earth
  GIMP x x image editor
  MeshLab x x 3D mesh processing
  NVDA x NA screen reader
  VLC x x media player
  Arduino IDE June 2020 x write and upload code to Arduino compatible boards
  Anaconda June 2020 x Python and R distribution
  Homebrew NA x macOS/Linux package manager
  Handbrake x x video transcoder
  NI Komplete June 2020 x sound production suite
  Reaper June 2020 x digital audio workstation

*Software marked “Jan. 2020” will be installed by Spring 2020 semester

Dimensions Lab Assistant Hours:

Due to the closure of the WSU Libraries on the Pullman campus as related to the COVID-19 situation, the Dimensions Lab is also closed. The Libraries Systems department normally staffs the Dimensions Lab with student workers Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. These Lab Assistants are available to assist students with lab technology and troubleshoot/report issues. Please be aware that students schedules are subject to change at a moment’s notice.


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