Use of Virtual Environments in the Promotion and Evaluation of Architectural Designs

  • Virtual environments can create a realistic impression of an architectural space during the architectural design process, providing a powerful tool for evaluation and promotion during a project’s early stages. In comparison to pre-rendered animations, such as walkthroughs based on CAD models, virtual environments can offer intuitive interaction and a more life like experience. Advanced virtual environments allow users to change realtime rendering features with a few manipulations, switching between different versions while still maintaining sensory immersion. This paper reports on an experimental project in which architectural models are being integrated into interactive virtual environments, and includes demonstrations of both the possibilities and limitations of such applications in evaluating, presenting and promoting architectural designs.

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Author:Jens HerderORCiDGND, Ralf Wörzberger, Uwe Twelker, Stefan Albertz
Fachbereich/Einrichtung:Hochschule Düsseldorf / Fachbereich - Medien
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2002
Parent Title (English):Journal of the 3D-Forum Society
First Page:117
Last Page:122
Tag:architectural design
design review; interactive walkthrough; virtual environments
Licence (German):keine Lizenz - nur Metadaten
Release Date:2019/02/08