Event Title

Design to Fabrication Workflow in Mixed Reality

Location

Clemson, SC

Start Date

16-10-2020 10:20 AM

End Date

16-10-2020 10:45 AM

Presentation Type

Presentation

Description

This technical showcase will present research toward the application of Extended Reality technology in the design and construction of physical architectural environments. We have been working with the use of interactive holographic instructions linked to parametric design models that can be viewed and edited by users wearing Head-Mounted Displays (HMD) in real time. We have also incorporated more consumer-accessible mobile devices in the form of phones and tablets that support mixed reality in our testing. The goal of this research is to demonstrate the capability of mixed reality to effectively and meaningfully assist in the production of physical construction at architectural scale. We have focused on a few applications of this that are independently useful and particularly significant when incorporated into a design – to – fabrication workflow. One design application is the ability instantiate, verify, and refine a design in a mixed reality setting. A second application is with regard to the fabrication of designed components, particularly when nonstandard or not modular, in the ability to transfer instructions through holographic projection to a component fabrication procedure therefore dramatically simplifying a component production process. A third application is with the construction or assembly of said components with the mixed reality environment able to register the location of components in physical space as well as include build instructions solely through the user interface of the head-mounted display. All three applications eliminate otherwise necessary external measuring devices and printed drawings in these phases of a design to construction workflow. Our technical showcase will present the design- to-construction workflow involved with a sculpture designed to be installed at the Autodesk Technology Centre in Toronto. The complete model and example build instructions will be presented in a WebXR supported interface to enable participants a similar experience to the actual extended reality workflow.

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Oct 16th, 10:20 AM Oct 16th, 10:45 AM

Design to Fabrication Workflow in Mixed Reality

Clemson, SC

This technical showcase will present research toward the application of Extended Reality technology in the design and construction of physical architectural environments. We have been working with the use of interactive holographic instructions linked to parametric design models that can be viewed and edited by users wearing Head-Mounted Displays (HMD) in real time. We have also incorporated more consumer-accessible mobile devices in the form of phones and tablets that support mixed reality in our testing. The goal of this research is to demonstrate the capability of mixed reality to effectively and meaningfully assist in the production of physical construction at architectural scale. We have focused on a few applications of this that are independently useful and particularly significant when incorporated into a design – to – fabrication workflow. One design application is the ability instantiate, verify, and refine a design in a mixed reality setting. A second application is with regard to the fabrication of designed components, particularly when nonstandard or not modular, in the ability to transfer instructions through holographic projection to a component fabrication procedure therefore dramatically simplifying a component production process. A third application is with the construction or assembly of said components with the mixed reality environment able to register the location of components in physical space as well as include build instructions solely through the user interface of the head-mounted display. All three applications eliminate otherwise necessary external measuring devices and printed drawings in these phases of a design to construction workflow. Our technical showcase will present the design- to-construction workflow involved with a sculpture designed to be installed at the Autodesk Technology Centre in Toronto. The complete model and example build instructions will be presented in a WebXR supported interface to enable participants a similar experience to the actual extended reality workflow.