AUTOMATIC FLYTHROUGH AUTHORING IN VR

Robin Schmidiger, Romana Rust, Roi Poranne

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Abstract

The presentation of architectural models in virtual reality (VR) enables architects to evaluate their designs and present them to stakeholders, improving fidelity of architectural communication in architectural design. Virtual walkthroughs are a powerful tool to convey architectural concepts and unique features of the planned building. However, creating walkthroughs is a rather tedious process involving manual setting of keypoints at points of interest and in between, which are then interpolated to create the trajectory. This often results in awkward camera poses, sharp turns, intersection with geometry and clipping problems, all of which must be resolved by tweaking or adding new keypoints. Furthermore, the process requires constantly switching between an inside view, for local refinements, and an outside overview, for more global adjustments. To address this challenge, we present an interactive design tool for walkthroughs in VR. Our tool automatically provides a set of ideal keypoints, based on a customizable set of objectives, and instantly generates a complete and smooth trajectory that passes through them. It allows the user to tweak positions and update the walkthrough in real time, in VR. In addition, it allows the designer to have both an inside view and an overview simultaneously.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationPOST-CARBON, Proceedings of the 27th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2022, Volume 1
EditorsJeroen van Ameijde, Nicole Gardner, Kyung Hoon Hyun, Dan Luo, Urvi Sheth
Pages49-58
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes
Event27th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2022 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 9 Apr 202215 Apr 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia

Conference

Conference27th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2022
CityVirtual, Online
Period9/04/2215/04/22

Keywords

  • Automatic Walkthroughs
  • Optimal Trajectory
  • SDG 11
  • User Interface
  • Virtual Reality

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Modelling and Simulation

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