||Presentation of design models
||Smeltzer G T-A, Roelen W, Wagter H
||CAD systems offer new and improved techniques for the presentation of designs.This paper presents several of these techniques that are based upon computer-generatedimages of a 3-dimensional computer model of a design. These new techniques includeholography, animating and virtual reality. Some of the techniques that can be improvedby CAD systems are paper scale modeling and stereoscopy.- presentation purposes, such as showing a design or explaining functional or- presentation activities, such as modeling a design or generating images;- presentation techniques, as mentioned above.techniques employed and the production activities.Because production activities can be very time consuming, the purpose of thepresentation and the preferred techniques should normally be well specified at thebeginning of a presentation production to makethe latter creative productive.However, since most of the computer-based presentation techniques are still new to mostdesigners, it will be very difficult to make the right specifications of purpose, techniquesand activities at the beginning of the production process.That means that there is a need for a better understanding of the techniques and for amore flexible way of producing presentations of designs.Calibre has developed tools to make the production of presentations more flexible.One of the tools is a program (ModelCom) that converts different 3-dimensionalcomputer models of designs (design models) into models for different programs that areable to generate images.Another tool is a program (ImageCom) for converting different generated images intoimage descriptions for different presentation techniques.These tools are of great importance for Calibre's exploration of various techniques forthe presentation of design models. This exploration gives Calibre the unique opportunityto present a varied menu of presentation techniques and related future expectations.The paper describes:technical aspects;There exists a relationship between the purpose of a presentation, the presentation
|Year of publication:
Smeltzer G T-A, Roelen W, Wagter H (1991).
Presentation of design models. Wagter H, Spoonamore J (ed.); The computer integrated future. CIB Seminar, 16-17 September, 1991. Eindhoven University of Technology, Calibre, The Netherlands (ISSN: 2706-6568),