OCTOBER 5, 2012–The Southwestern Community College collision repair/refinish program recently received an exciting delivery–the SiM Spray 3D Virtual Paint System. SimSpray is an immersive virtual reality painting simulator. It will assist SWCC instructors in the teaching of spray painting and coating fundamentals.
With the system in place, students will learn correct body positioning and movement for proper painting and coating techniques. The student operating the system will use a simulated paint gun and headgear to enter an immersive virtual reality environment where he/she will apply “paint” to specific areas of automobiles. The student will view the simulator through the head gear as it tracks his or her motion and painting techniques.
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