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VRVision: A new tool for the display of 3-D images in behavioral research

Ward, James; Liu, Chang Hong


James Ward

Chang Hong Liu


Researchers using three-dimensional (3-D) scenes in their studies often spend a lot of time prerendering the scenes into a set of images for later presentations. To improve efficiency, we have developed a new plug-in program for MATLAB that eliminates this step. The program is able to manipulate and present3-D scenes in real time. It allows fine control over numerous parameters, including the mode of projection, angular rotation, lighting, surface photo textures, and animation. Images can be presented with monoscopic or stereoscopic display. It can also dynamically track viewer position and update and display an appropriate 3-D projection. The program is fully compatible with existing MATLAB utilities such as the Psychophysics Toolbox ( It is made freely available to the research community (


Ward, J., & Liu, C. H. (2005). VRVision: A new tool for the display of 3-D images in behavioral research. Behavior research methods, 37(3), 464-469.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 31, 2005
Publication Date 2005-08
Print ISSN 1554-351X
Electronic ISSN 1554-3528
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 37
Issue 3
Pages 464-469
Keywords Psychology (miscellaneous); Experimental and Cognitive Psychology; Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous); General Psychology; Developmental and Educational Psychology
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