LAVAL VIRTUAL 2010
Lumiscaphe meets virtual reality specialists
Internationally recognized as one of the three main events in the sector, the Laval Virtual exhibition assembles more than 40 countries worldwide.
The 2010 edition of the International Conference on Virtual Reality, which takes place every year in Laval, was once again a huge success. For this 12th edition, Laval Virtual assembled almost 3500 professional visitors and over 9000 public visitors, all eager to discover the latest innovations and technologies in the field of virtual reality.
This year, Lumiscaphe presented the latest evolutions of its software solution packages. Contents developed with Patchwork3D were also presented to the public at the stands of our industrial partners (AMD ATI, Immersion).
P3D Virtual Sight : immersive presentation at 1:1 scale with stereoscopy
The Lumiscaphe stand gathered many visitors keen to see its software P3D Virtual Sight, the solution for visualization of products in an immersive environment at 1:1 scale with stereoscopy.
This device, composed of an AS3D projector (Projection Design), with a projection area of 2.40 m x 1.80 m and two infrared head-tracking cameras, enables an observer equipped with stereoscopic spectacles with infrared reflectors to be projected into the virtual reality, discovering the observed object in relief at its actual scale.
All who tried it were in agreement: the impression of realism is breathtaking! By virtue of the P3D rendering engine, P3D Virtual Sight faithfully reproduces the image quality of any model produced with Patchwork3D.
The head-tracking system makes it possible to synchronize the projected stereoscopic images with the position and movements of the observer. The view adjusts to the slightest head movement and thus simulates natural scanning of the observer’s field of vision.
Here, for example (see photos), the observer can take a few steps around the vehicle, approach it to examine the bodywork details, or stoop down to examine the undercarriage. Visualization at the 1:1 scale then gives a natural dimension to the study of a virtual product.
The observer can obviously combine this mode of intuitive movement with more conven¬tional navigation, using a control pad/joystick, enabling faster movement around the object.
The Renault vehicle configurator in demonstration at the Lumiscaphe stand
Many visitors stopped at the Lumiscaphe stand to discover the new real-time interactive configurator system with which Renault dealers have become equipped in recent months. What better support for illustrating the full power of the new software developed by Lumiscaphe : P3D Conf Builder.
This interactive terminal equipped with an HD touchscreen uses the P3D Conf Builder technology to visualize and explore all the configuration combinations of a vehicle in real time.
The terminal’s touchscreen offers intuitive navigation in the interface and allows selection of the vehicle options: change the bodywork color, the interior ambience, the wheel trims or the type of car hifi system.
The user can thus configure his car and navigate freely around the vehicle and inside the passenger compartment to experience it in its finest details.
This terminal has the particular feature of being connected to the Renault information systems, which allows the constructor to update its range of vehicles entirely autonomously.
Customized software demonstrations on request
Besides the video demonstrations presenting the latest features of Patchwork3D on a full HD screen, our specialists offered interested visitors the opportunity of discovering the P3D software packages or of enhancing their knowledge by means of personalized demonstrations.
This international exhibition is our opportunity to meet users with very different work profiles. It is a unique opportunity to exchange ideas regarding the future evolutions of our tools and to understand our users’ expectations.
As such, we can already announce that we will be participating in the 2011 edition of Laval Virtual, which will be held on April 6-10, 2011.