In a recent blog posting I shared how the BBC News covered our work at the most recent TED Conference with a video. Well Research Strategist, Brian Pene, captured our own video from TED 2009. His video shows the integration of KOMMERZ MRI hardware with our own software technology preview called Project Newport. Project Newport is a real-time 3D story building technology for architectural visualization and presentation. Highlights from the video include:
Notice how movement of the camera marker corresponds to navigation commands in Project Newport. This movement allows walking around the 2D floor plan on the surface and viewing the corresponding 3D scene on the monitor. The camera can be titled to look up or down. It is easy to see the relationship between the traditional blue print and what the finished building will look like.
Notice how tiles are placed on the surface to alter room characteristics, such as wall color, and the results immediately appear in Project Newport. These changes remain in effect as you navigate about the space. Applying changes to and navigating a 3D model is way better than a photograph.
Notice how Project Newport is not limited to showing what is on the inside of the building. Using Project Newport, Revit models can be viewed in environmental contexts. This includes time of day scenarios where you can control the movement of the sun by simply twisting a designated marker. Project Newport shows you the shadows and their effects.
The video is available for you as:
- YouTube: TED Project Newport Autodesk Labs Living Homes v3
- non-YouTube: TED_MRI_v3.wmv (25176.3K)
Check out how cool this is. To get on our mailing list to be notified when Project Newport is available for download from Autodesk Labs, please:
Visualizing and interacting with architecture before its real is alive in the lab.