The Importance of Virtual Environments in the Design of Electronic Games and Their Relevance to Arch
Ever increasing complexity in architectural design and the need to deliver a cost effective solution requires the employment and adoption of innovative design methods. Although technological changes have entered the field of architecture at a slower pace, the recent adoption of 3D modelling, Virtual Environment and multimedia represent significant changes in architectural design, visualisation and presentation. These now include tools for conceptualisation, design synthesis, design presentation,
A CAVE-Interface in CAAD-Education
The so called "CAVE-interface" is a very interesting and thrilling development for architects! It supports a better illusion of space by exposing almost a 270? view of a computer model than the 60? which can be viewed on an ordinary computer screen. At the Lund University we have got the possibility to experiment with a CAVE-installation, using it in research and the education of CAAD. The technique and two experiments are discribed. The possibilities are discussed and some problems and question
Generic Representations - Typical Design without the Use of Types
The building type is a (knowledge) structure that is both recognised as a constitutive cognitive element of human thought and as a constitutive computational element in CAAD systems. Questions that seem unresolved up to now about computational approaches to building types are the relationship between the various instances that are generally recognised as belonging to a particular building type, the way a type can deal with varying briefs (or with mixed functional use), and how a type can accommo
Articulated Figure Positioning by Multiple Constraints
A problem that arises in positioning an articulated figures is the solution of 3D joint positions (kinematics), when joint angles are given. If more than one such goal is to be achieved, the problem is often solved interactively by positioning or solving one component of the linkage, then adjusting another, then redoing the first, and so on. This iterative process is slow and tedious. The authors present a method that automatically solves multiple simultaneous joint position goals. The user inte
Semantic Interpretation of Architectural Drawings
The paper reviews the needs and issues of automatically interpreting architectural drawings into building model representations. It distinguishes between recognition and semantic interpretation and reviews the steps involved in developing such a conversion capability, referring to the relevant literature and concepts. It identifies two potentially useful components, neither of which has received attention. One is the development of a syntactically defined drafting language. The other is a strate
Silicon Mirage: The Art and Science of Virtual Reality
An introduction to virtual reality covers every aspect of the revolutionary new technology and its many possible applications, from computer games to air traffic control. Original. National ad/promo.
The digital architecture of tomorrow
This paper presents an ongoing research project about the development of the materials and fabrication techniques for a fundamentally new class of architectural composite. This type of composite, which is a representative example of an even broader class of smart architectural material, has the potential to change the design and function of an architectural structure or living environment. As of today, this kind of composite does not exist. Once completed, this will be the first technology on i
Building A Computer Aid for Teaching Architectural Design Concepts
Building an aid for teaching architectural design concepts is the process of elaborating topics, defining problems and suggesting to the students strategies for solving those problems. I believe students in Environment and Behavior (E&B) courses at Georgia Tech can benefit greatly from a computer based educational tool designed to provide them with experiences they currently do not possess. In particular, little time in the course (outside lectures) is devoted to applying concepts taught in the
Impuesto Sobre la Renta de las Personas Físicas
La presente asignatura virtual proporciona los conocimientos necesarios para aprender a liquidar el IRPF y, sobre todo, para resolver las dudas que pueda plantear su aplicación en el ámbito empresarial.
Geometría de Ayer y Hoy
Esta materia está diseñada para su impartición a distancia, por Internet, en el contexto de un campus virtual. En cada tema se indican novedosas herramientas de tele-enseñanza, de las cuales el alumno podrá elegir las que le resulten más útiles para extraer la información adecuada, según su disponibilidad de tiempo, interés y nivel de aprendizaje. En la plataforma o campus virtual hay distintos medios de comunicación para que el estudiante pueda expresar dudas y realizar consultas, c
Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Survey, Example Of Light Intensity Activity in a Classroom
Virtual Maths Data Handling Light Survey exercise - , Example Of Light Intensity Activity in a Classroom, worksheet and activity resources
The Virtual Genetics Lab
The Virtual Genetics Lab (VGL) is a simulation of transmission genetics that approximates, as closely as possible, the hypothesis-testing environment of genetics research. In this lab, students cross hypothetical creatures and examine the progeny in order to determine the mechanism of inheritance of a particular trait. As in actual research, it is not possible to 'see the answer' - the student must decide for herself when she has collected enough data to be sure of her model. The goal is to have
Apple rings cereal
This cereal contains a lot of sugar. If the cereal was put into a bag with yeast, the bag would puff up a lot because the yeast uses the sugar to grow. Carbon dioxide gas is produced as a byproduct, making the bag puff.
UA at the Leading Edge - Hong Hua, Ph.D.
Dr. Hong Hua was honored on March 24, 2010, at Innovation Day at the University of Arizona for developing new ways of visualization by merging augmented and virtual reality environments. Dr. Hua is Associate Professor of Optical Sciences and Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Bioinformatics, Virtual Labs, and the Human Genome Project
This session introduces bioinformatics using a case study of pathogenic bacterial identification via a Howard Hughes Medical Institute's virtual lab and NCBI web database searches. Another goal is to get the students thinking, writing and talking about the impact of the human genome project. Our students do the exercise independently coming together in the laboratory to present and discuss their findings--this feature makes the exercise feasible for large or small classes with limited laboratory
Episode 99: Click on the Kidneys: Virtual organs in your medical future Prof Peter Harris discusses the process of virtual modelling of human organs, and how it will lead to enhanced understanding of disease and its treatment. With science host Dr Shane Huntington. Professor Peter Harris Some ideas about the next generation of image manipulation tools Improvement of JXTA protocols for supporting reliable distributed applications in P2P systems Function Machine (Input, Output) - A Virtual Manipulative Episode 63: Parental Angst and Acceptance in the Digital Age Drs Mike Arnold and Martin Gibbs discuss the impact on families of the seemingly unstoppable wave of digital and virtual communications technologies. Dr Michael Arnold -
The massive uptake of digital cameras and advances in the science of image analysis are delivering new tools for digital content creation into the hands of the average user. This development is fueled by the growth of image and video content on the internet and the ability of the technology to process very large volumes of image-based information. The tools range from intelligent image and video editing programs to modelling packages for 3D virtual environments such as Google Earth, Grand Theft
In any distributed application, the communication between the distributed processes/nodes of the distributed systems is essential for both reliability and efficiency matters. In this work we address this issue for distributed applications based on JXTA protocols. After a careful examination of the current version of JXTA protocols, we observed the need for improving the original JXTA protocols, such as pipe services, to ensure reliable communication between peer nodes and the discovery and prese
This virtual manipulative is designed to teach the concept of a function by allowing you to experiment with various functions.
Observe the output of a function by dragging numbers from the top left corner to the IN chute of the function machine. The function machine will process the number and produce an output value.
-Make a guess what function the machine is using by observing the output.
-Use your guess to decide what the remaining entries of the table shoul
Prof Peter Harris discusses the process of virtual modelling of human organs, and how it will lead to enhanced understanding of disease and its treatment. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.
Professor Peter Harris
Some ideas about the next generation of image manipulation tools
Improvement of JXTA protocols for supporting reliable distributed applications in P2P systems
Function Machine (Input, Output) - A Virtual Manipulative
Episode 63: Parental Angst and Acceptance in the Digital Age Drs Mike Arnold and Martin Gibbs discuss the impact on families of the seemingly unstoppable wave of digital and virtual communications technologies. Dr Michael Arnold -
Drs Mike Arnold and Martin Gibbs discuss the impact on families of the seemingly unstoppable wave of digital and virtual communications technologies.
Dr Michael Arnold -