Room layouts by HPCN
based Virtual Reality
Anyone wishing to plan the layout of rooms can often benefit from
viewing realistic computer-based pictures of the proposed room layout. Sales personnel can
also use pictures as a sales aid for their company's goods or services.
The MOB3D project is developing a computer-aided design (CAD) software product called
Agemob that offers virtual reality designs of room layouts via a user-friendly interface.
The CAD system allows sales representatives to display virtual reality room layouts to
clients. The system uses a local computer that is connected via the Internet or a private
network to a remote central computer.
The product is available in two versions (one for public and one for professional use),
and uses High Performance Computing and Networking (HPCN) to generate the images. The
system is capable of reducing the calculation time by a factor of five to ten, compared to
other systems; the goal being to obtain a calculation time lower than one minute for
standard projects, a time that is commercially acceptable to sales people and other
potential users. The system is modular, which makes it possible to adapt the product
through a choice of hardware (such as the type and number of computers or the number of
processors, etc.) to the needs of each customer.
The Agemob CAD design system is in operation on the MOB3D stand. There is a connection
to a remote computer and the demonstration is an interior design project for a personal