Final Showcase of the Results

Final Showcase of the Results

Welcome on the V4Design final showcase web-page, below you’ll find video demonstrations for the project’s pilot use cases (PUCs). In addition we provide a selection of different 3D models generated with the V4Design tool o shows the implementation into the design environments of architects and game designers. Please find a summary of the projects results on our final fact sheet, it contains the main archivement and developments, and links to our sources and publications.

V4Design – V4D4Rhino

To implement to V4Design pipeline into the design space of architects a Rhinoceros 3D plug-in was developed by McNeel. The tutorial video below gives an overview about the V4D4Rhino plug-in’s functionalities. The plug-in was used to demonstrate the first two pilot use cases that are related to architectural design.

PUC 1 – Architectural design, related to existing or historical buildings and their environments

For the first pilot use case we chose an real life example from our user partner Herzog & de Meuron. Durin the development of the new “Museum of the 20th Century” in Berlin a variety of 3D assets had to be gatherered from different sources. The museum is located in a very prominent site in central Berlin, right next to the “New National Gallery” by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and the Berlin Philharmonic by Hans Scharoun. Since the sourrounding of the building is well known it was no problem to find most of the assets online to build a 3D scene for planning and visualization, except for one very prominent organic sculture: “The Archer by Henry Moore”. It was impossible to find a 3D model of that particular art piece at the time, therefore we decided to reconstruct it from existing video content using the V4Design pipeline.

PUC 2 – Architectural design, related to artworks, historic or stylistic elements

This pilot use case shows how to use the V4Design platform as a design tool. During a series of academic workhops architecture with students from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, a variety of different designs were developed using V4Design as a source for inspiration and basis for 3D modeling. The demonstration video below shows the use of V4D4Rhino for the design of an east asian inspired tea pot.

V4Design – V4Design Unity Plugin – V4Unity

To implement to V4Design pipeline into the design space of game developers a Unity plugin was developed by Nurogames. The plugin was used to demonstrate the game development use cases.

PUC 3 – Design of virtual environments, related to existing language acquisition content

PUC3 focuses on the development of virtual games/applications repurposing “flat” language acquisition content. The PUC was initially based on DW’s language learning telenovela “Nicos Weg”. Since the video content was not suitable for 3D object extraction, the PUC evolved in a different direction: apart from the aforementioned language learning telenovela, DW offers vast amounts of multimedia content to support the acquisition of German. For finalizing this PUC we focused on a language learning series covering major German cities: the material consists of video, audio, exercises, text, and an image gallery. The game-developers want to use this content to create a game in a virtual environment using V4Design functionalities, such as searching and adding reconstructed 3D elements to the scene and the easy-to-use V4Design Unity Triggerables to implement actual gameplay to it.

PUC 4 – Design of virtual environments, related to actual news for VR (re-) living the date

This PUC aims to use the V4Design platform to reconstruct models for the development of interactive documentaries to gain more knowledge about specific locations and events. The reconstruction of the historical “Gendarmenmarkt” in Berlin is one of the examples for this use case. The “built” environment shows the virtual plaza based on V4Design 3D reconstruction and slight remodelling. Using the V4Design time travel feature, the end-user can travel through time and experience how being at the Gendarmenmarkt looks and feels like in the past, present and future.