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Visualisation and Interactive Media: Visualisation platforms

This guide contains resources on visualisation and other interactive media.

Immersive visualisation platforms

​CAVE2 is Monash University's Immersive Visualisation Platform. It is an immersive hybrid 2D and 3D virtual reality environment, showcasing Monash's leadership in data visualisation. CAVE2 accelerates research across a range of disciplines such as engineering, science and medicine.




 Igloo is a 360º fully immersive, highly engaging visualisation platform bringing together engineering, construction and design concepts to life. You can stand inside your CAD design models and demonstrate spatial dynamics. This platform is fully compatible with most visualisation techniques.


AVEVA Activity Visualisation (AVP) platform is a brand new immersive simulation for the plant, power and marine industries, that harness the technologies of computer gaming to  transform operational safety and efficiency.

Autodesk Stingray - an immersive real-time visualisation platform that can be used to create high quality 3D games or be applied in the AEC industry to make 3D visualisations. This means going anywhere in the model and seeing everything as you would in the physical world.

 AVIE (Advanced Visualisation Interaction Environment) - a world-first, 360-degree interactive system that uses the projection of stereoscopic 3D images to create an invaluable platform for the advancement of immersive visualisation and interactive design.


The Cube - is QUT's innovative digital learning exhibition space. It utilises a range of technology to operate including touch screens, projectors, high performance computers etc. The Cube brings science to the big screen and allows uses to participate through a variety of applications. It also enables students and the public access to all areas of QUT's research in STEM.

Curtin's visualisation platform - The HIVE

Curtin's HIVE (Hub for Immersive Visualisation and eResearch) is a new facility for researchers involved in visualisations, virtualisations and simulations.

The HIVE turns complex data into powerful images, creating and communicating new knowledge through the tools and techniques of immersive visualisation and simulation.

HIVE uses four large-scale visualisation systems including: The Tiled Display, The Cyclinder, The Wedge and The Dome.

More information can be found on the Humanities website or the Media Centre.


                    Wedge Screen at Curtin HIVE by Curtin University