“Environ: A Visualization System Aimedat Massive CAD Models” by Santos

  • ©Ismael Santos  Instituto Tecgraf, PUC-Rio and Petrobras


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    Environ: A Visualization System Aimedat Massive CAD Models




Company / Institution / Agency:

  • Instituto Tecgraf, PUC-Rio
  • Petrobras


    Environ is an application motivated by the need to visualize large industrial engineering models derived from CAD tools.Its main goal is to offer 3D visualization resources with enough realism to be used for virtual prototyping, design review, change-management systems, training, and immersive VR projection facilities.

    This video demonstrates massive models produced by Bentley MicroStation and highly textured models produced byAutodesk 3ds Max. Environ improves realism by adding sky effects, dynamic oceans, and real terrains in the virtual environment.

    It is also possible to incorporate some engineering simulation resources, like risers and CFD visualizations.

Additional Contributors:

    Executive Producer: Luciano P. Soares
    Story: Alberto B. Raposo
    Art Director: Eduardo T. L. Corseuil
    Music Director: Pedro J. Ponce
    Technical Director: Gustavo N. Wagner
    Research & Development: Paulo Santos, Rodrigo de Toledo
    System & Network: Marcio Henrique Pinto
    Production: Tecgraf/PUC-Rio, CENPES/Petrobras

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