Virtual Reality: Applications of Topological Shapes in Virtual Reality

NYU Shanghai, Shanghai
July, 2016

Funded by NYU Shanghai Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund., this project, “Application of Topological
Shapes in Virtual Reality”, visualized two topological shapes, Mobius strip and Klein bottle, in a virtual reality
environment. By creating an interactive animation to highlight the structural uniqueness of their one-sided
surface, users can walk on these shapes and be followed back to their starting point while upside down. This
project tried out to link mathematics, art and programming and created future possibilities for more fusion
between different subjects and fields. (C#, Unity3D)