Darren LeeVisualisation Software Developer
Ben SimonsVisualisation Technical Direction
Richard Crooke ConstructionsBuilding Construction
UTS Project Management OfficeProject Management
Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp Pty LtdArchitecture
Lacoste + StevensonArchitecture
Daryl Jackson Robin DykeArchitecture
This visualisation is a classic example of an Architectural Walk-through Visualisation. The model shows the new UTS Building 02, which was under construction on Broadway in Sydney in 2017-2018. During construction, occaisional meetings between the Builders, the Architects, and UTS Projects Office were held in the Data Arena. This full-BIM (Building Information Model) was displayed during these meetings. Builders could locate areas of concern by "flying in" to regions in the model.
Shown in panoramic 3D Stereo, the building appears fully immersive to the group in the theatre. The model has been partitioned into many layers which can be removed to expose the underlying infrastructure.
Following these meetings, the Architects would create proposed updates to the model and schedule a follow-up meeting in the Data Arena with the Builders and UTS Project Office.
The BIM Model was created in Navis Works (tm). Using an in-house conversion process, the model is split into layers and processed into a Scene Graph for better run-time display performance. The interactive walk-through runs on the synchronous cluster of seven linux image generators which produce a seamless stereographic display. Navigation through the model is controlled by the 3D Connexion Wireless Space Navigator.
There is some work required to produce an update to the model. These updates are typically run over-night, in preparation for the next day's meeting.
The optional display of various layers is shown in a separate on-screen menu, controlled by
a wireless (bluetooth) playstation-3 controller. The up/down buttons move through the menu, display items
are selected with the playstation "X" button.
This is a second alternate control, alongside the space navigator used to move about the model.
In this UTS Building 02 model the following layers may be displayed: