Jinx ::
JINX is a fully distributed virtual environments browser, which has a special support for commodity computer clusters and immersive visualization devices. It intends to be fast and easy to use to develop virtual reality applications based on the X3D format, enabling great flexibility for displays and interaction devices. JINX provides support for nodes synchronization and resources sharing, from Framelock to Datalock.
Web3D ::
Web3D is the home of X3D, the format used in this project. X3D is a powerful and extensible open file format standard for 3D visual effects, behavioral modelling and interaction. It provides an XML-encoded scene. The XML encoding enables 3D to be incorporated into web services architectures and distributed environments, and facilitates moving 3D data between applications.
Interativos ::
Interativos is the group that built this project. It stays inside the University of São Paulo. Beside researches in Virtual Reality the group also works with Digital TV, Telemedicine, Content Creation and Entertainment.
Finep ::
Promote and sponsor innovation and research in companies, universities, research centers, govern among others, to economic and socially develop Brazil. This is the most important sponsoring institute for our laboratory. It was responsible to sponsor the construction of our Cave, the first one in Latin America. Among many other projects
Galileo do Brasil ::
Galileo provides the travel industry with reliable, accurate access to inventory, schedule, and pricing information. They are one of the world’s leading providers of electronic global distribution services, connecting approximately 44,000 travel agency locations to 470 airlines, 24 car rental companies, 56,000 hotel properties, 430 tour operators and all major cruise lines throughout the world. Galileo was the first company to sponsor this project that was used in a touristy conference at Rio de Janeiro. They also supported us with Images and information about Rio de Janeiro.
Absolut-Technologies ::
Absolut technologies is the most important Brazilian company working with Virtual Reality. It was established in Brazil in 1998, at Salvador (BA). They sell any kind of Vritual Reality products but also they have many important projects with projection thechnologies in many sites inside and outside Brazil. The Hang-glider structure was developed and customized at Absolut, that has it as a product.
Itautec-Philco ::
Itautec Philco is a 100% Brazilian company with presence in the IT market, Consumer Products, Components and Services since 1979. The are another sponsor of the laboratory, but also have very powerful computers. The computers used to develop and run were provided from Itautec.
Intersense ::
InterSense, a leader in precision motion tracking, utilizes inertial-based technology to deliver fast, accurate, driftless motion tracking solutions free of the lag and jitter common to traditional motion tracking systems. InterSense's technologies, originally developed at MIT, have set a new standard in motion tracking by significantly improving upon the precision, performance and price of magnetic, optical and mechanical trackers. The Intersense is used together with the HMD enabling the user to see everywhere.
HMD ::
i-O Display Systems, LLC ("IOD") manufacturers personal display devices and stereoscopic 3D products for both video and computer uses. Being lightweight and wearable, i-glasses provide a portable monitoring solution unmatched by any other device currently on the market. i-glasses is used in the HMD solution.


OpenSceneGraph ::
The project was started as a hobby by Don Burns in 1998, as means of porting a hang gliding simulator written on top of the Performer scene graph running on IRIX to what was then a humble Linux PC. The Open Scene Graph is a open source high peformance 3D graphics toolkit, used by application developers in fields such as visual simulation, games, virtual reality, scientific visualization and modelling. Written entirely in Standard C++ and OpenGL it runs on all Windows platforms, OSX, Linux, IRIX, Solaris and FreeBSD operating systems. OpenSceneGraph was not used in this project, but this project is curios because has a very similar story to our project.
X3D-Edit ::
X3D-Edit is a graphics file editor for Extensible 3D (X3D) that enables simple error-free editing, authoring and validation of X3D or VRML scene-graph files. Context-sensitive tooltips provide concise summaries of each VRML node and attribute. These tooltips simplify authoring and improve understanding for novice and expert users alike.
Maya ::
Maya software of Alias Wavefront is the world’s most powerfully integrated 3D modeling, animation, effects, and rendering solution. Maya also adds to the quality and realism of 2D graphics.
  World Sat International::
World Sat creates consumer based products from satellite imagery. This links is a satellite view of Rio de Janeiro wich can be explored with a Macromedia Flash engine that allows you zoom and pan.