José L. Rodríguez, Diego Cangas

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Departament of Mathematics, University of Almería
Almería
During the last year, we have being developping a beta version of NeoTrie VR with Diego Cangas (programmer of Virtual Dor). This is a new software of virtual reality (now available for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive) that enables to create, manipulate, and play with 3D geometric objects, and 3D models un general.

We have used this software in the math degree classes of the university of almeria, to create and work with polyhedral surfaces, fractals, graphs, etc. We are also working together with primary and secondary school teachers in a pilot educational project in Scientix.

We never imagined how Virtual Reality could offer a so interesting and natural way of playing and learning 3D geometry.
Great Icosahedron in VR
2018
Great-icosahedron made with NeoTrie VR. We used first the tools of "intersection point" by extending the edges of a dodecahedron, and adding the corresponding edges and triangles to get this known figure. One can enlarge the figure, color it as we wish, and walk into it, look at its cavities and convex hull.