The authors built a pseudo-immersive three-dimensional computer generated virtual environment (VE) as a shell for research in detailed collision detection. The purpose of the virtual world construction described in this paper is to handle engineering applications such as the mechanical assembly and disassembly of complex systems. A virtual space ball is attached to the VE in order to control the motion of virtual objects in that environment. This software interface simulates a real three-dimensional space ball device. The contribution of the pseudo-immersive system removes the absolute necessity for expensive Virtual Reality equipment and software for research work on virtual reality.