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2014 - This was my first attempt at using a game engine. I was fascinated by Christopher Nolan's Gargantua in Interstellar and set out to make a real time black hole simulator with the same visual effects. At the center of the screen is the black hole with the signature gravitational lensing effect. The user is able to rotate the camera around the black hole while shooting particles in it. Each particle has its own unique orbit which helps to educate the users about space and how orbits can occur on many different planes. This demo is currently installed on a CyberCANOE display system at the Imaloa Astronomy Center. Below is a video of our work porting the app to virtual reality.
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