It must have been a bit of a late night for Stephen our Lead Developer who came in to the office today with mismatched trainers. On the upside that’s a very appropriate T-shirt… (more…)
Archive for July, 2010
Wow! Presagis have made this rather spiffing video of the Brindley Place building site we created for our ACT-UK project.The finshed project recreated two seperate building sites, each one at 5 different moments in time. Over 50,000 photos were taken for the project and we built 500 3D models.
The finished virtual environment is projected onto a massive screen – 12 metres wide and 3 metres high – that curves 180 degrees around the viewer to create a realistic and immersive environment for training site managers in. It’s all very realistic for the trainee… ACT-UK even have proper portacabins with live phone systems and actors to realistically recreate the stresses and strains that might be faced on the job. The trainees are given a scenario where something goes wrong and they can then go “on site” in the virtual site to look for health and safety issues and the like. Their efforts are recorded and scored using a scoring system also created by Makemedia.
At the end of last year Makemedia won the the Presagis ‘Best Visualisation Application’ at the worlds largest simulation, training and education conference – I/ITSEC, in Orlando Florida for this very project.
I’ve posted a video below showing our Account Director Nick Wood testing the project on the big screens. The site you see there is the Alderman Green building site, the other of the two sites we recreated for this project.
We’d love to hear feedback from anyone in the building, training or 3D visualisation industry – what do you think of the project?
Here at Makemedia we’re getting very excited about the upcoming completion of our Jarrow project which recreates a 7th century Anglo Saxon monastery – inside and out, with monks too. We’ve recreated how the monastery would have looked and not only will users be able to walk around the environment but they’ll be able to interact with their surroundings and even play the Jarrow game!
Check out some of our screengrabs and keep an eye out for the project so you can have a walk round yourself.
You can find out more about this hitorical site here.