Virtual exhibition

Creating an exhibition usually requires a lot of space and involves material costs. The virtual version, however, doesn’t have these downsides. Students can build the most creative showcases possible and visit them in virtual reality.

Ways to use it

It is possible to create a virtual exhibition on pretty much any topic: a certain animal, a historical event, your favorite paintings and so forth.
Of course, it is especially interesting for students to make an exhibition with their own art – like their photos or digital(ized) paintings.

Information

Complexity

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Benefits

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Train to process and display information

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Encourage creativity

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Practice spatial thinking

What you need

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Examples

Preview image of the 'Cave paintings' space.

Cave paintings

An exhibition with art from different European cave paintings

Preview image of the 'Elena’s art exhibition' space.

Elena’s art exhibition

A little museum with works from our Motion & Graphic Designer Elena.

Preview image of the 'Dog exhibition' space.

Dog exhibition

A showcase with different dog breeds.

How to do it

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First, you build an environment for your exhibition. The flexible cube and the (glass) walls are the best tools to set up a closed room. However, you should leave out one wall and the ceiling for the beginning – this will make the building process easier.

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Now, add your pictures. Use either the image search or drag and drop them from your desktop. Make sure the resolution is good – otherwise the images will look blurred in VR! To hang your paintings on the wall, first adjust their size and height. For placing it on the wall, use the blue line on the floor underneath the image as a guide. The painting is hung ideally if the blue line is parallel to the wall and still fully visible.

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Once you’re done hanging images, you can add information panels with text – for example, with the names of the images.

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Finally, close the missing wall and add a ceiling. If you want to hang images on the last wall as well, it might be helpful to change the camera position to see “inside” your exhibition. You can do this by simultaneously pressing the space button and the mouse.

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Virtual exhibitions look best when you explore them in the VR mode – so be sure to have a smartphone with the CoSpaces app and a headset to visit your own exhibition.