Welcome to the Data Arena documentation. This page is here to help get your project started and support you on your way.
Dive into the details of the DA's hardware and software, install the Data Arena Virtual Machine and start creating your own visualisation projects.
Learn Cyclops: the Python front-end to Omegalib
Learn how to build 3D geometry and control audio for the DA.
Display web applications across multiple browser windows.
From Houdini to Omegalib / Visualising data as geometry.
Learn to upscale your sketches to fullscreen stereo.
WEBGL, d3.js, or anything that runs in a web browser.
The Data Arena runs Gentoo Linux with Chrome, Firefox and Falcon web browsers installed, so you can display anything here that you can run on your own machine. On Solo, you can stretch a web browser to fit the full 10576x1200px screen resolution (or 2400px height in stereo).
Processing sketches to transfer to the big screen.
The Data Arena is currently running Processing 3.3 on Solo, our master computer. Check out our extensive Processing Tutorial to help get started and learn how to scale up your sketch to the Data Arena's large display, implement stereoscopic graphics and use our interactive input devices.
Once you're ready, upload your Processing files using cloud storage (we recommend CloudStor for UTS students and staff, or Google Drive, Dropbox etc, and book a visit in the Data Arena.
Any kind of movie or video file you want to play in the Data Arena.
The Data Arena has a 10K display which creates a highly immersive viewing experience, combined with 16 channel ambisonic audio. For more information on preparing your video file for the Data Arena's hardware and software, checkout this wiki page.
When you're ready to test your work, upload your file using cloud storage (we recommend CloudStor for UTS students and staff, or Google Drive, Dropbox etc, and book a visit in the Data Arena.