E-LEARNING CAAD WITH VR AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE RENDERING FUNCTIONALITY PUBLISHEDI. Paliokas, A. D. Styliadis, Levente Dimen
Possible applications of Virtual Reality (VR) in Digital Architecture (DA) and Landscape Architecture (LA) projects include collaborative design, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) cognition, as well as haptic rendering with e-learning functionality. Following the current trends in digital architecture, this paper aims to present VR technology as a medium for communication among members of CAD design teams, and as a tool which successfully be used for presentation purposes in landscape architecture projects. Also, the e-learning functionality embedded in digital architecture projects is demonstrated using haptic rendering functions. The proposed methodology is based on widely available off-the-shelf software tools which can be used by creative teams to support visual studio projects in architecture. Finally, a case study related to a small urban area in Thessaloniki, Greece is used to demonstrate the functionality of the proposed method.
virtual reality, CAD; digital architecture; landscape architecture