Interactive 3D Simulation System in Collaborative Virtual Environment for Architectural Design Communication: Exploratory Research Approach

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Prittiporn Lopkerd


Nowadays technology of computer game engines have reached a level of 3d visual quality plus the
fourth dimension-a time line of realistic of virtual environment that makes them much more useful in applying on
other applications besides mere entertainment. This paper presents innovative prototype which benefits in
Interactive 3D Simulation System for architectural design communication and architecture communication with
the simulation of real world phenomenon through development and application of virtual environment simulation
base on the CryEngine2 technology. The objective of this study is to explore and analyse method of learning
and using computer game engine technology that have several unique features that able to reserve real-time
collaborative virtual environment from multi-player who related with designer team including using a media in
presenting architectural designs which is easily perceived and understood by the project owner or general
users. In addition, the CryEngine2 is easy for learning & improvement for designer who is non-programmer as
well as efficiency in presenting realistic virtual worlds featuring user friendly interaction. Finally, this paper
attempts to explore and suggest different ways to apply this tool to improve architectural design communication.


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