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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.

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

Hardware:

  • 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
  ArchGIS 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 Jan. 2020 x write and upload code to Arduino compatible boards
  Anaconda Jan. 2020 x Python and R distribution
  Homebrew NA x macOS/Linux package manager
  Handbrake x x video transcoder
NI Komplete Jan 2020 x sound production suite
Reaper Jan 2020 x digital audio workstation

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


Dimensions Lab Assistant Hours:
The Libraries Systems department staffs the Dimensions Lab with student workers Monday – Friday, from 9 – 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.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
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12 – 1pm Chadchom Chadchom Chadchom Chadchom Chadchom
1 – 2pm Hannah
2 – 3pm Hannah
3 – 4pm Hannah Hannah Hannah Hannah
4 – 5pm Hannah Hannah Hannah Hannah

 


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