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Mark Reaney

Scenographer/Virtual World Builder

During the past several years I have explored the use of virtual reality technology as a tool for designing stage sets. As a result, several productions of the University Theatre at the University of Kansas and have been successfully designed using my VR Scenographic methods. For a full description of these projects return to the i.e.VR home page
I have also authored some articles on the topic. Here are a few recent examples.

An Experiment with Digital Lighting in Adding Machine: A Musical, Theatre Design and Technology, 2014

Lighting Simulation in VirtualScenery, Theatre Design and Technology, 2010

The Edge of the Illusion, Theatre Design and Technology, 2004

Virtual Characters in Theatre Production:  Actors and Avatars, Laval Virtual conference, Laval, France, 2001

Digital Scenography: Bringing the theatre into the information age, L'Art et le numerique, 2000

Art in Real-Time: Theatre and Virtual Reality, Ciren Seminars, Paris University 8, 2000

Virtual Reality Sprouts Wings, Theatre Design and Technology, 1998

Virtual Scenography: The Actor, Audience, Computer Interface, Theatre Design and Technology, 1996

Virtual Reality on Stage, VR World, May/June, 1995

The Theatre of Virtual Reality, Theatre Design and Technology, 1992

Three Dimensioanl Designing, Theatre Design and Technology, 1992

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 VR / AR / CGI as tools for  designing  scenery in tradional stage productions
Below you can see several examples of using computer graphics and VR simulations to plan, not the full-fledged VR/Theatre hybrids that are described on previous pages, but more traditional theatre productions. If you download the images, you should get an image of higher resolution. And if you click on certain photos you'll get a special treat, such as, a desktop VR simulation or a movie clip. Those are listed in the photo description.

Anything Goes - Computer model and sketch.
Click on the image to download a real VR model of the set!. PC users only, Sorry Mac.
Look around with your mouse and move with the  Arrow keys.  Make the set revolve with the "< " and " >" keys!
My Fair Lady - Computer model and sketch.
Click on the image to download a real VR model of the set!. PC users only, Sorry Mac.
Look around with your mouse and move with the  Arrow keys.   
Lost in Yonkers - Computer model and sketch.
Click on the image to download a real VR model of the set!. PC users only, Sorry Mac.
Look around with your mouse and move with the  Arrow keys.  

Tally's Folly - Computer model and sketch.
Click on the image to download a real VR model of the set!. PC users only, Sorry Mac.
Look around with your mouse and move with the  Arrow keys.  Activate the cast shadows with the "S" key! Note the drop in frame rate

Angel Street ( Gaslight ) - Computer model and sketch.
Click on the image to see a brief video created to better demonstrate the set.

Marriage of Figaro - Computer model and sketch.
Click on the image to see a brief video documentary of the show!


Man = Man - Computer model and sketch. The Boys From Syracuse - Computer model and sketch.

The Book Club Play - Computer model and sketch.






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