Metal Workshop VR


Learn the basics of the lathe in Metal Workshop VR.

Metal Workshop VR is a virtual reality game with the goal of introducing players to the basic controls on a manual lathe. The game guides the players through the start-up procedures of the lathe and emphasizes safety issues. The game features realistic start procedures and also the ability to use the lathe for molding different objects.

  • Gameplay

    The game starts with the machine in an unpowered state. The player is tasked to perform all the correct startup actions and enter the right values for the job. The game includes an interactive tutorial, which guides the player through all the necessary actions. Once all the preparations are completed, players can test their skills and create shapes of the target object using the lathe.

  • Teaching Content

    The Kainuu Vocational Collecge provided the information about the machine operations. The correct control methods were inserted into the game, so that players could use the virtual reality experience to practice their skills before trying the real device. All the necessary controls and machine qualities were carefully crafted to resemble a real lathe as close to reality as possible.

  • Game Creation

    The main gameplay elements and machine functionality were created utilizing KAO introduction and educational videos. 3D modeling was based on a 3D model created for the JIT city, which was modified for the needs of VR use. The technical knowledge of the machine and operational instruction were provided by KAO. A procedural 3D model was also designed so that real time molding with the lathe was possible.

  • Future Development

    Metal Workshop VR was created as a small educational game exploring how virtual reality would work for educational purposes in the field of metal work. The experiences of the project have been really promising, so there is considerable interest from all participating parties to increase the content of the game once suitable funding for the project is found.

  • Download

    Metal Workshop VR can be downloaded from the following dropbox link. Follow the instructions on the download folder to get the teaching game working.


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