Reality modelling with phones and tablets – NXT BLD London, June 2017
Until recently, we’ve needed strong muscles, a fat wallet and patience to capture and consume the 3D reality of built environments, explains Tom. Laser scanning a construction site, for example, typically means a $50k+ investment and heavy equipment needs to be carted around the job site. In his presentation Tom shows how a new generation of mobile devices equipped with low-cost 3D sensors and computer vision software can deliver position tracking and 3D reconstruction in real time. And, best of all, they can be operated by anyone.
View the other NXT BLD presentations
■ Tim Geurtjens, MX3D
■ Faraz Ravi, Bentley Systems
■ Mike Leach, Lenovo
■ Martin McDonnel, Soluis / Sublime
■ Dan Harper, Cityscape
■ Paul Nichols, Skanska
■ Rob Charlton, Space Group
■ Arthur Mamou-Mani, Mamou-Mani
■ Philippe Paré and Akshay Sethi, Gensler
■ Johan Hanegraaf, Mecanoo Architecten
NXT BLD is organised by AEC Magazine and brings next generation architecture, engineering and construction technologies to life in an exclusive conference and exhibition. These emerging technologies facilitate new ways of designing, enhancing the use of 3D models, applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) and offering new possibilities in digital fabrication and construction.
NXT BLD London took place on 28 June at The British Museum, London in association with Lenovo. The conference covered innovations in Virtual and Augmented Reality, design visualisation, digital fabrication and AI.
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