Title
A multimode immersive conceptual design system for architectural modeling and lighting
Abstract
We present a new immersive system which allows initial conceptual design of simple architectural models, including lighting. Our system allows the manipulation of simple elements such as windows, doors and rooms while the overall model is automatically adjusted to the manipulation. The system runs on a four-sided stereoscopic, head-tracked immersive display. We also provide simple lighting design capabilities, with an abstract representation of sunlight and its effects when shining through a window. Our system provides three different modes of interaction, a miniature-model table mode, a fullscale immersive mode and a combination of table and immersive which we call mixed mode. We performed an initial pilot user test to evaluate the relative merits of each mode for a set of basic tasks such as resizing and moving windows or walls, and a basic light-matching task. The study indicates that users appreciated the immersive nature of the system, and found interaction to be natural and pleasant. In addition, the results indicate that the mean performance times seem quite similar in the different modes, opening up the possibility for their combined usage for effective immersive modeling systems for novice users.
Year
DOI
Venue
2011
10.1109/3DUI.2011.5759211
3D User Interfaces
Keywords
Field
DocType
architectural modeling,miniature-model table mode,simple element,effective immersive modeling system,head-tracked immersive display,immersive nature,mixed mode,new immersive system,different mode,multimode immersive conceptual design,simple architectural model,fullscale immersive mode,switches,cad,architecture,prototypes,solid modeling,user interfaces,conceptual design,lighting,sun,virtual environment,virtual reality
Virtual reality,Virtual machine,Computer graphics (images),Computer science,Artificial intelligence,Immersion (virtual reality),Computer vision,Conceptual design,Stereoscopy,Simulation,Solid modeling,User interface,Doors
Conference
ISBN
Citations 
PageRank 
978-1-4577-0064-4
1
0.36
References 
Authors
16
6
Name
Order
Citations
PageRank
Marcio Cabral1598.92
Peter Vangorp21258.58
Gaurav Chaurasia31438.02
Emmanuelle Chapoulie4353.30
Martin Hachet557250.25
George Drettakis62281147.82