Efficient Use of Virtual and Mixed Reality in Conceptual Design of Maritime Work Places
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We present a system that enables real time scanning of human avatars for use in virtual reality supported design processes. The system uses off-the-shelf 3D sensors to generate high-density 3D meshes and high resolution textures of human beings in real-time. Designers can insert real time avatars in virtual scenes using a game engine. Informal preliminary tests of the system, in context of ship bridge design, suggest that the system is capable of enabling effective human-to-human communication in virtual reality supported participatory design.