This experience takes the viewer on a journey back in time to observe the conditions and processes responsible for the formation of coal. A series of 360-degree videos are presented which place you inside the environment where organic material is being generated, buried and through the stages of compaction. These videos were all produced from a 3D computer simulation that was modelled to replicate these environmental conditions and animate the processes involved in geological material formation.
This application was developed for the students of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering (MERE) subjects at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. It was developed to run on: You can explore more of our work in education and training here: If you are interested in what else can be done with VR technology, see some of our projects here:
You can explore more of our work in education and training here:
If you are interested in what else can be done with VR technology, see some of our projects here:
Sometimes it is hard for students to image concepts that were a long time ago, or that happened underground, or in outer space. Immersive experiences provide the opportunity to help students to visualise what those conditions were like and "feel" like they were there through the use of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Through a simulation you have the ability to show students a process that they cannot physically see, the inner workings or chemical reactions, which greatly improves their understanding. If you have an idea for an educational experience like this then we would love to discuss it with you.