|●Date: December 6-8, 2016 ●Venue: The Venetian Macao
Hosted by ACM SIGGRAPH
|(Up&Coming 2017 New Year issue)
|From December 5 to 8, 2016, "SIGGRAPH ASIA2016" was held at The
Venetian Macao. This is the Asian version of one of the largest international
conference about the computer graphics (CG) in the US every year, and a
lot of literatures and works about CG technology are published.
At SIGGRAPH held in China this year, we could see many hardware related
devices such as head mount display, entire perimeter camera, and full body
scan modeling system using Kinect because the development of hardware is
active in China. Exhibitors were from companies and universities mainly
in China, and a lot of people from overseas visited the conference.
FORUM8 exhibited a system utilizing "UC-win/Road Ver.11.2". Although
development of hardware is active in China, training of content creators
and software vendors is said to be a task. Therefore, many visitors had
an interest in UC-win/Road features like intuitive modeling, a variety
of simulations, and support service for 3D VR creation.
Moreover, we are receiving inquiries about the results of R&D by "World16",
that is consisted of researchers from all over the world, introduced at
the International VR Symposium at The 10th FORUM8 Design Festival.
FORUM8 also exhibited the simulator system that UC-win/Road and devices
are cooperated. This time, we conducted Air Driving simulation by using
the infrared depth sensor "KinectTM" and gestures, and trial drive with a brain wave sensing device "Mindwave
Mobile". In the trial drive with "Mindwave Mobile", tester
can control acceleration and deceleration by the differences of brain wave
according to concentration. In addition, guests from overseas liked and
had interests in "Model&VR" that 3D city model data created
in UC-win/Road is exported as a model by a 3D printer and the projection
mapping on it, because it was not familiar with them. We also received
expectations about the UAV plug-in for autonomous UAV flight, the earthquake
simulator, and the collaboration currently under development with Microsoft's
AR device "HoloLens".
FORUM8 will continue to develop a variety of products. Support of large
data by UC-win/Road Ver.12 64 bit support will boost a big data solution
and IoT proposals. Keep your eyes on our development and systems.