VRI Lab and Kumba VR center collaboration

Today we had a┬átour for a group of students of the Kumba VR centre at the University of Pretoria. The students, from the BIS Multimedia Honours module Virtual Environments, had the opportunity to look at the technology and experience it first hand. This includes the Kumba VR centre’s 3D 360-degree Virtual Reality Cylinder, which displays stereoscopic 3D visuals onto a cylindric wall that encloses the users (as seen in the photos).

This year will be the first year where the VRI (Virtual Reality and Interaction) Lab will be collaborating with the Mining VR centre in exploring VR and interaction design, pushing the boundaries of interaction design in shared physical VR spaces. The goal is to expand the possibilities of shared VR space by incorporating different VR-technologies, such as combining the cylinder with real-time individual tracking.

Horror Short Film Projects 2016: Top 3

As part of the semester project for IMY 211, the students had to film and edit a short horror film. The top 3 was as follows:

Third Place: The Phantom of Pillsbury by Acidic

Group Members:

  • Amanda Pierce
  • Johanni van der Merwe
  • Nina Erasmus
  • Vanblerk Havenga

Second place: Slumber by Jamaican Hopscotch Mafia

Group Members:

  • Nicholas Devonport
  • Matthew Sankey
  • Robert de Villiers
  • Schalk Schmahl

First place: AtZero by Critical Entertainment

Group Members:

  • Duart Breedt
  • Mia Gerber
  • Regardt Steen
  • Wanrick Willemse

Horror Short Film Projects 2015: Top 3

As part of the semester project for IMY 211, the students had to film and edit a short horror film. The top 3 was as follows:

Third Place: The Burnettville Horror by Shrew Almighty.

Group Members:

  • Schae Ind
  • Drew Langley

Second Place: Mirror Mirror by Black Ghost Productions.

Group Members:

  • Dawie Pritchard
  • Dylan Josemans
  • Jurgens van der Spuy
  • Thabo Teffu

First Place: The Fifth Floor by Nightmare on Humanities Street

Group Members:

  • Megan Els
  • Weich Malan
  • Retief Strydom

Recommended PC spec 2017

Hi everyone

We have set up a recommended specification for a desktop PC for 2017. The PC will cost an estimate of R 18 000 (based on sources like Takealot) and will last you for the 3 years of your studies.

I recommend you search for the best price from various sources.

The specification can be found below:

  • Intel Core i5-7500 CPU (1151)
  • Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 Motherboard
  • Kingston Value 8GB DDR4-2133 Kit – CL15, 1.2V x2
  • MSI GeForce GTX 1060 3GT OC
  • Seagate Barracuda 3.5″ 1TB SATA6G (64MB)
  • Cooler Master Elite 311 Chassis – Black/Silver (ATX,USB3.0,Win)
  • Cooler Master B Series V2 500W
  • LG 22″ 22MP58VQ IPS Monitor
  • standard mouse & keyboard


  • 4 physical cores
  • 4 threads
  • 3.5GHz clock speed
  • SATA slots x4
  • 4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB of system memory
  • Support for DDR4 3200(O.C.) /3000(O.C.) /2800(O.C.) /2666(O.C.) /2400(O.C.) /2133 MHz memory modules
  • 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slot (PCIE2: x16 mode) (for the graphics card)

Memory: 16GB DDR4 RAM
Storage: 1TB SATA6G Hard drive

Display: 22″ full HD monitor

Mouse & keyboard: standard

Graphics card:
  • Boost / Base Core Clock: 1759 MHz / 1544 MHz
  • Memory Clock Speed: 8008 MHz
  • Memory: 3GB GDDR5
Power supply:
  • 500w
  • Connectors
  • CPU 4+4 Pin x 1
  • PCI-e 6+2 Pin x 2 (for the graphics card)
  • SATA x4 (for hdd)
  • Peripheral 4 Pin x 3
  • length: 250mm+ (to fit graphics card)
  • 120mm fan placements x2 (1 for front, 1 for rear)
  • Must fit accompanying power supply
  • Must fit accompanying motherboard