SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 is a key event for those interested and involved in computer graphics. With 3D, augmented reality, mobile graphics, interactive applications and beyond, this conference draws together researchers, business and consumers all interested in digital graphics. 3D Visualization World Magazine interviewed Hongbo Fu who is Conference Chair of SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 and on the SIGGRAPH Asia Conference Advisory Group.
Advanced visualization is exploring new paths to reveal the function and structure of relevant natural phenomena or other artifacts of interest. Medicine, geoscience, and engineering are just three selected areas where new visualization research is needed. 3D Visualization World interviewed Dr. Helwig Hauser, professor in visualization at the Department of Informatics at the University of Bergen, Norway to learn more about current research into these areas, and to learn more about some of the visualization activity within his research group.
Golden Software is at the forefront of understanding the world through science and engineering. The Colorado based company delivers products that are used by scientists, engineers, educators, and business professionals in many discplines including marine data, atmospheric modeling, geological studies, bathymetric modeling, archaeological research and surface terrain mapping etc.. This company is heavily customer oriented with many positive responses from users. 3D Visualization World interviewed Blakelee Mills, Chief Executive Officer of Golden Software LLC. to learn more about this dynamic company.
Mapping technology and augmented reality are advancing wearable sensor applications in industrial activities in utilities, construction, transportation and energy among others. Geographic information systems (GIS) are the foundation for these innovations, but are significantly advanced through adding 3D sensors and augmented reality visualization possibilities. David Enns, Emerging Technologies Officer, W.I.R.E. Services - a division of Manitoba Hydro International Ltd. in Canada was interviewed to learn more about these technologies and how they are being used.
Baseform’s background is in urban water infrastructure analytics and systems modelling, on the one hand, and on streamlined, efficient web and 3D software development, on the other. Baseform deploys GIS technology, in the first instance to acquire the georeferenced utility/ city data that describe the water infrastructures, their physical context and timeline of operational events. The current client portfolio includes 15 metro areas in Europe, Israel and the Americas, and is growing fast and 3D and map visualization are used extensively. 3D Visualization World interviewed Sergio T Coelho is the CEO and a co-founder of Baseform to learn more about the company.
Real Earth solves the simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) problem to produce accurate 3D maps in real-time. Knowing the location of a system in its environment is key for mobile robotics, autonomous vehicles, factory systems and for material handling. 3D Visualization World interviewed Kevin Dowling, CEO at Real Earth Inc. to learn about this technology and how it is being applied.
Reality modeling allows a much more realistic 3D model of today’s infrastructure to subsequently support the newly designed infrastructure and hence take more intelligent and better integrated decisions as the existing and the new are now coming together. The reality modeling approach is indeed disruptive technology that allows new ways of working. 3D Visualization World interviewed Ted Lamboo, senior vice president responsible for reality modeling at Bentley Systems to learn about this revolutionary new approach for building infrastructure around the globe.
Satellite imaging and intelligence solutions derived from imagery are playing a growing and critical role in business and humanitarian decision making around the globe today. Airbus is at the forefront of these applications having end-to-end solutions from satellite imagery capture through to data processing and the production of 2D and 3D products. 3D Visualization World interviewed Jean-Michel Darroy, VP Intelligence Solutions & Imagery at AIRBUS Group to learn about these capabilities and some of the many 3D based solutions in defense & security, agriculture & environment, mapping & land use, LBS & navigation, oil & gas, aeronautics etc.
The visually impaired are using 3D printed maps to help with orientation and navigation. Touch Mapper has been developed specifically for use by the visually impaired. 3D Visualization World interviewed Samuli Kärkkäinen, the creator of this product to learn more Touch Mapper and the innovative approach used to produce these 3D maps.
A 3D mouse acts as a complimentary input device. It enables the user to navigate precisely within 3D models and other 3D content. Users can simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate, smoothly and intuitively, all of which make it powerful for use when integrated into mechanical CAD, architectural CAD and digital design applications. 3D Visualization World recently interviewed Antonio Pascucci, VP of Product Development at 3Dconnexion based in Munich, Germany to learn more about this unique technology.