UCLA Virtual Lab
The UCLA Cultural VR Lab was founded in 1997 by Prof. Bernard Frischer in collaboration with Prof. Diane Favro of the UCLA Department of Architecture.
Mission: to create authenticated 3D computer models of culturally significant sites around the world; to research ways of utilizing computer models in teaching, research, and commerce.
Methodology: Differentiating the Lab from a typical graphics company is its commitment to the highest possible scientific accuracy and its ability to create models authenticated by leading scholars and cultural authorities. The first step in modeling a site is creation of a small Scientific Committee of the world’s leading scholars on the site. Only when a Scientific Committee is satisfied that a model is as up-to-date and accurate as possible is it considered finished and ready for release.