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Immersive 3D sketching environment 'revolutionizes' design interaction and collaboration

August 15, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Story and images by Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence

University of Montreal researchers present their Hyve-3D system at SIGGRAPH 2014 conference

University of Montreal researchers have developed a collaborative 3D sketching system called Hyve-3D (Hybrid Virtual Environment 3D), which they presented at the SIGGRAPH 2014 conference in Vancouver this week


"Hyve-3D is a new interface for 3D content creation via embodied and collaborative 3D sketching," said lead researcher Professor Tom�s Dorta of the university's School of Design.

"The system is a full-scale immersive 3D environment. Users create drawings on hand-held tablets. They can then use the tablets to manipulate the sketches to create a 3D design within [that] space." For example, they could be designing the outside of a car, and then actually stepping into the car to work on the interior detailing.

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