I am continuing the forefront research in relation to how 3D contents are affecting different types of industries, and how this has been improved.
Before the advancement of computing, the computer at school was not powerful and usually is a single lonely computer available to all student. Fast forward to the present days, technology is around us everywhere and have access at a click of a button. In recent years’ education is stepping into the digital age and there is been a breakthrough in 3D content to be used in a multitude of application.
For example, medical students now have access to 3D anatomical models to help them to understand the human anatomy in a more in-depth way. Also, there are marketplace sites such as TurboSquid which allows everything to learn and get to know about the human anatomy, as a practitioner I think we have to consider the level of details as well as the realism of the model because this can help students to visualise the model to enable them to understand how each part works together inside the human body.
Manufacturing and Product Design
Manufacturing an aircraft engine or any mechanical object and bring a massive challenge for the engineer. This is because there are hundreds of individual moving parts which must be working together seamlessly in order to ensure the outcome continues to function as expected. Also, there is a cost for producing each object, testing and revising and this will be incredibly costly. However, 3D contents or models enable designer or engineer to understand and visualise the product before taking action. In addition, 3D models can be animated and thoroughly test the object before creating it. I think 3D modelling has a huge impact in terms of health and safety as it can be animated and test the model to ensure the product is safe to use. This is similar to my practice as the principles are alike.
Government and Military
Government development project such as road and highway design which require building management and maintenance, this could be extremely expensive. This is also similar to architecture which requires communicating the vision and scale of the project. This is where 3D plays an important role here, it enables users to build and render photorealistic images and animations from civil data. In addition, there are other 3Dtoolsl which enables user to produce real-time hydrology and hydraulic analysis to simulate drainage in instance of different kind of weather conditions.
Military and government agencies are considering using 3D in simulation to train police officers and soldiers for combat engagements as well as first response management. The advance in recent years’ realism of gaming engines, military simulation can now be tested through the same platform. Although this is forefront in 3D simulation it is part of the development as props and objects are developed in an application such 3ds Max and Maya but it requires Unreal Engine or Unity to plot everything together in order to develop a simulation environment for train purpose.
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