3D+Virtual Reality

Initially Computer-Aided Design (CAD) tools had no other purpose than to increase the efficiency of drafting tasks. But the development of these systems passing from the two-dimensional drawing capability to the possibility of creating three-dimensional digital models has introduced the possibility of using them as a tool for presenting the results expected in the finished work, including its integration into the environment.

I am including this section in order to publish the results of research conducted over the last decade on these issues, with a special emphasis on the analysis of the visual impact of architecture and engineering projects on the natural environment and the use of 3D technologies in the design process itself.

3D Model of a River Basin.

posted Mar 29, 2011, 2:52 PM by Reinaldo Togores Fernández   [ updated Feb 14, 2013, 8:43 AM ]

The study of flooding in the Pisueña and Pas rivers basin, is part of the Integrated Management Plan for the Pas-Pisueña Rivers Basin, the Liencres dunes and associated coastal zone. This study was the result of research carried out by the Grupo de Emisarios Submarinos e Hidráulica Ambiental (G.E.S.H.A) of the University of Cantabria. As part of the campaign to publicize the results, the Graphic Expression-CAD (EGICAD) research group was commissioned to implement a Virtual Reality model. The realization of such a model, based on the G.E.S.H.A. research was led by author.

Visual Impact

posted Mar 25, 2011, 6:09 AM by Reinaldo Togores Fernández   [ updated Feb 14, 2013, 3:39 AM ]

We present here an interactive 3D model encompassing the municipality of Miengo almost entirely and which served to identify possible views from any location of the buildings in a proposed industrial park , especially from towns, areas of high landscape value, as well as from the neighboring highway.
The model was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed solution to minimize its visual impact which consisted of trees planted in the area located between the road and the industrial park.

Technology and VR

posted Mar 25, 2011, 5:56 AM by Reinaldo Togores Fernández   [ updated Feb 14, 2013, 3:56 AM ]

When we talk about Virtual Reality (VR) technology we are referring to computer systems capable of generating an interactive three-dimensional (3D) interactive environment, immersive and multisensorial. As a result of its interactive nature, a VR application will be able to react immediately (in real time) to the user's activity in front of a situation or event that is presented. This reaction, user-perceived, causes an illusion of real presence within the simulated environment. In the paper VIRTUAL REALITY TECHNOLOGY we analyze some of the fundamental technological aspects required to achieve this.

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