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2018-09-19 - Colloque/Article dans les actes avec comité de lecture - Anglais - 6 page(s)

Coppens Adrien , Mens Tom , Gallas Mohamed-Anis , "Parametric Modelling Within Immersive Environments" in 36th eCAADe (Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe), Lodz, Poland, 2018

  • Codes CREF : Architecture et art urbain (DI5221), Informatique appliquée logiciel (DI2570), Informatique générale (DI1162)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Génie Logiciel (S852), Conception architecturale (A510)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut de Recherche en Technologies de l’Information et Sciences de l’Informatique (InforTech), Institut NUMEDIART pour les Technologies des Arts Numériques (Numédiart)
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Abstract(s) :

(Anglais) Even though architectural modelling radically evolved over the course of its history, the current integration of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) components in the corresponding design tasks is mostly limited to enhancing visualisation. Little to none of these tools attempt to tackle the challenge of modelling within immersive environments, that calls for new input modalities in order to move away from the traditional mouse and keyboard combination. In fact, relying on 2D devices for 3D manipulations does not seem to be effective as it does not offer the same degrees of freedom. We therefore present a solution that brings VR modelling capabilities to Grasshopper, a popular parametric design tool. Together with its associated proof-of-concept application, our extension offers a glimpse at new perspectives in that field. By taking advantage of them, one can edit geometries with real-time feedback on the generated models, without ever leaving the virtual environment. The distinctive characteristics of VR applications provide a range of benefits without obstructing design activities. The designer can indeed experience the architectural models at full scale from a realistic point-of-view and truly feels immersed right next to them.

Identifiants :
  • ISBN : 9789491207167

Mots-clés :
  • (Anglais) Architectural modelling
  • (Anglais) Virtual Reality
  • (Anglais) Computer-aided Design
  • (Anglais) Parametric modelling
  • (Anglais) Human-Computer Interaction