Dimensions Lab

Dimensions Lab July 2021

The Dimensions Lab provides computing resources and tools to WSU students, staff, faculty, and community members for projects in the fields of media, art, music, engineering, computer science and physics. The lab is located on the first floor of the Holland Library near the Terrell Library elevators.

Dimensions Lab open hours
Dimensions Lab Assistant hours
Audio Lab Reservations

The Audio Lab is now available for booking!

View the Audio Lab Manual (PDF) to learn more about the lab.

Available Now:

  • 5 Windows PCs
  • 1 Windows PC
    • Scanner with document feeder
    • Additional Software: NAPS2
  • 4 Mac Minis
  • Audio Workstation Windows PC
    • Additional software: Ableton Live 11, Pro Tools 12
    • Audient iD4 2-channel Audio Interface
    • Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol A25 MIDI Keyboard
  • Matter & Form 3D scanner with Windows PC
  • NextEngine 3D scanner with Windows PC
  • Audio Lab (by reservation only, see Audio Lab Reservations)
    • WhisperRoom recording booth
    • Windows PC workstation
      • Thunderbolt 3 dock
      • NVIDIA 2080 TI graphics card
      • Additional software: Ableton Live 11, Pro Tools 12, Max 8, Davinci Resolve Studio
      • 2x 27″ ViewSonic displays
    • Motu 828es audio interface
    • Audio-Technica AT4033a condenser microphone (w/ stand, shock mount and windscreen)
    • Novation 61SL MIDI Keyboard
    • 4x JBL 305P 5″ monitors
    • Davinci Resolve Studio controller w/ Jog/Shuttle wheel
    • Art Voice Channel Tube Strip

Coming soon: 3D Printer, Oculus, 3D Scanning Room

These resources will be made available during the Spring 2022 semester, available during staffed hours:

  • 3D Scanning room
    • Microsoft Surface Windows PC
    • 3x DLSR cameras with tripods
    • Motorized turntable – ideal for objects up to 20″ X 20″ X 20″ in size
    • Lighting rig
  • Oculus Rift VR workstation
    • With large external monitor
  • LulzBot TAZ 6 3D printer
    • Octoprint
    • PC Workstation
    • *Please note that 3D prints must finish during staff member’s shift & students must supply their own material

Software List:

Software Windows 10 macOS Description
Google Chrome x x browser
Mozilla Firefox x x browser
Adobe Creative Cloud x x graphics, video, audio, web
Microsoft Office x NA document editors, spreadsheets
3DS Max x NA 3D modeling and rendering
Maya x NA 3D animation, modeling, simulation, and rendering
Mudbox x NA 3D digital painting and sculpting
R x NA statistical computing and graphics
Praat x x analysis, synthesize, and manipulate speech
Blender x x 3D creation
SuperCollider x x real-time audio synthesis and algorithmic composition
ArcGIS x NA geographic information system
QGIS x x open source geographic information system
NVDA x NA screen reader
VLC x x media player
Handbrake x x video transcoder
NI Komplete x x sound production suite
Reaper x x digital audio workstation
Reality Capture x NA 3D scanning software

Dimensions Lab Assistant Hours:

The Libraries Systems department makes an effort to staff the Dimensions Lab with student workers Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm for Fall and Winter semesters. These Lab Assistants are available to assist students with lab technology, reservations and to troubleshoot/report issues. Lab assistants are working in the lab when by a sign that lists Staff Available. Please be aware that student-staff schedules are subject to change at a moment’s notice. When Lab Assistants are absent or know in advance that they’ll be out, they will update our real-time schedule (Google sheet).