ICAT Projects

Title (Sort)sort ascending Collaborative Colleges Areas Date (sort)
Advancing Transportation Infrastructure 3D Image-Based Reconstruction with Application to Bridge Deck Crack Mappping and Inspection Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering 3D Visualization 10/1/14
A Real-time system of Crowd Rendering: Parallel LOD and Texture Preserving Approach on GPU

This real-time crowd rendering system on GPUs specifically focuses on preserving texture appearance in progressive LOD-based mesh simplification algorithms.

Engineering Real-time crowd rendering system, texture appearance
A Motion Graph Approach for Interactive 3D Animation using Low-cost Sensors

This motion graph based framework produces high quality motion sequences in real-time using a set of inertial sensor based controllers.

Engineering 3D animation, interactive, motion graph
A GPU-based Approach for Massive Model Rendering with Frame-to-Frame Coherence

This GPU-based approach enables the interactive rendering of large 3D models with hundreds of millions of triangles, contributing to the massive rendering research.

Engineering Massive rendering, GPU
A Crowd Modeling Framework for Socially Plausible Animation Behaviors

A high-level behavioral model generates appropriate animated behavior that includes synchronized body orientation and gesture of individual actors within the simulation.

Engineering Crowd modeling, animated behaviors, human interaction, Animation
3D Visualization for Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech

A virtual fly through of the Center for the Arts allowing users to virtually move through the structure, getting a close-up view of the new building.

Architecture & Urban Studies Multidisciplinary project, real-world applications, 3D Visualization, studio art
3D Printing Flexible Textile Structures

The DREAMS Lab together with Negar Kalantar and Alireza Borhani have collaborated on researching Flexible Textile Structures with 3D Printed fabrics. Flexible textile structures is an exploration into printed fabrics.

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering 3D printing, Flexible Textile Structures 3/24/14
3D Model Organic Surfaces

To help lower the learning curve for 3D modeling, we have been exploring more natural 3D interaction in this domain. Our key insight is that a physical input device made of flexible material can be directly molded and shaped by the user into a representation of the desired surface.

Engineering 3D Modeling, Organic Surfaces
3D Meteorological Immersion Experience: Tornado in the Cube

In-situ observation and sampling of significant weather phenomena is meaningful, but often it is meteorologically uninformative given significant limits to positioning observers and instrumentation near what are often dangerous atmospheric conditions. 

Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering, Natural Resources & Environment 3D Visualization 7/1/14
"Be the Data" at Women in Computing Day

Eighty 7th grade girls from southwestern Virginia learned about data analytics and visualization at the Women in Computing workshop today at Virginia Tech.  In particular, they learned how to explore high-dimensional data by manipulating 2D projections of the data.

Engineering, Science 3D Visualization 6/10/15