TOP FORUM8 Design Festival 2019-3Days http://www.forum8.co.jp/English/

Overview | Award/Prize | Judging committee
Results  | Contest history

3DVR simulation contest using UC-win/Road. This is held every year since 2002 when UC-win/Road won the "Software Product of the year" award. Various brilliant works have been presented as a main event of this festival and it has brought even more excitement with the introduction of cloud voting via VR-Cloud® since 2011. The works are represented with the script (5min) and scenarios and evaluation and voting are performed with cloud system.
 
The 18th 3D VR Simulation Contest on Cloud Results Announcement

After general voting and careful consideration by juries, Grand Prix, Semi Grand Prix, Essence Award, Idea Award, and 3 Honorable Judge Award have been decided.

 
"Safety driving diagnosis simulator"
 TUMS Urayasu Hospital
This data will be utilized for the driving training for patients of executive dysfunction, the simulation system evaluating hazards and safety of driving from a neutral perspective, and the data for giving a final permission of driving. The data has several difficulties of driving situation including speeding, violation of the stop line, parking backwards, etc. that would be difficult for person with the executive dysfunction. Users can check result graph, result comparison, and past results.
Subjects can choose and experience the driving scenario of city course or highway course which have different difficulty levels and weather. In the animation, the starting screen of driving diagnosis and the image of result screen can be checked.

 Semi Grand Prix
"VR experience type training system"
 East Nippon Expressway Company Limited
This data is the training VR contents with the purpose of learning basic knowledge of civil engineering, bridge, and painting of highway. This VR data contains the standard structure of civil engineering facilities, work flow of construction, damage mechanism, and measure against ground subsidence. Viewers can see and feel the inner structure and the change under ground that are actually invisible by using 3D projector and HMD as if they exist in real.
The main animation shows the summary images and explanations of each content. The whole contents can be displayed from the animations and scenarios. Viewers can see the inside of bridge and the changes under ground which are actually invisible.
 

Idea Award  
"Snow blower simulator"
 NICHIJO CORPORATION
This is a simulator for the operation training of rotary snow blower. Displaying meters on HMD and combining steering, pedals, and buttons and operation levers simulating those on real vehicle reproduces the realistic driving environment and operation image. It computes the vehicle behavior and snow removal according to snow removal situation, and drivers can experience proper operations for each situation.
The animation of snow blower simulation reproduces the driving operation and snow removing. By playing the scenario, subjects can drive the snow blower (without snow removing depiction) in a variety of situations such as day and night, sunny weather, and snowy weather.
 

Essence Award  
"DS simulation of speed hump markings at Honmachi dori street"
 Kyoto Kogakuin High School
Many students of the Kyoto Kogakuin High School walks the Hommachi dori street that is 5-minites away from the school on foot every day. However, the street is a bit dangerous since it is the one-way narrow road but has a lot of traffic. In this work, the effect of vehicle speed reduction by speed hump markings is simulated. The students are planning to suggest this road marking to the local residents and have them experience its simulation at a regional emergency drill that will be held in November at the school.
In the animation "令和元年度スクリプト", viewers can see the image of safety measures for roads to school that the school is working on. The simulation shows the overview and effect of speed hump marking and the scenery after installation. A variety of situations such as the time of commuting and night are reproduced.
 

Honorable Judge Award  Advanced Award
Mr. Fumio Seki Professor of Engineering department, Nihon University
(Chief of the judging committee)
"Vehicle trajectory simulation on Hanshin Expressway"
 Hanshin Expressway Company Limited
This VR data was created as a platform to visualize vehicle trajectory data (Zen Traffic Data) by 0.1 second created by image processing. Combining both data allows users to check actual traffic conditions and vehicle behaviors from various point of views. This data will lead to concrete effective countermeasures against traffic jam and safety.
By executing the animation "交通状況再現", viewers can see the simulation reproducing the construction of highway and traffic situations. In other animations, actually measured vehicle behaviors such as the cooperative behavior at merging point, inconsiderate lane change, and shock wave phenomenon causing traffic jam at corner.
 

Honorable Judge Award  Chiikizukuri Award (Community Development Award)
 Mr. Hiroo Kasagi (Representative of NPO Chiikizukuri Kobo)
"Scenario construction and VR display of 3D environmental design VR software"
 National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction (Taiwan)
Recently, a large earthquake occurred and caused the huge damage in Taiwan. To increase the people's awareness of disaster mitigation, the center created the VR simulation and experience system of earthquake and tsunami. The analysis of flooding and debris flow and the cooperation with devices are planned in the future. This system is also available for the research and reduction of disasters by visualizing the analysis data.
By executing the animation, viewers can see the background of VR creation, simulation of earthquake and evacuation, image of approaching tsunami, and VR trial event. The data with sound effects allows the realistic experience.
 

 Hashi to Ittaika Award (Integration with Bridge Award)
  Mr. Tatsuoki Inagaki (Director of Pave & Road How-To Way Technology Association)
"Bridge light-up simulation along Meguro River"
KEIKAN SEKKEI TOKYO Co., Ltd.
This VR data shows the light-up on 2 "bridges" over Meguro River and its "revetment" in the old Tokaido area, taking into account the prosperity in Edo period and its historical characteristics. In the data, the bridge girder including a small arbor is lit up by the reproduction of surrounding environments and light reflection on water surface at twilight. The sceneries illuminated by several lightings and changing by season are depicted in Edo purple and Light green.
The animation "目黒川沿い橋梁" displays the light-up on the bridge. Viewers can enjoy colorful simulations using the lighting function and reflection on the water surface including several patterns of light-up, view from the ship, and changes according to seasons.
 

Nomination Award  
"VR of BOX construction at Ajyagawa"
 FUKUCHIGUMI Inc.
This VR data was used for the explanation to local residents about the replacement construction of box culvert. In addition, the company created the scripts explaining the material convey route and guiding the detour route, and the data was highly evaluated by the residents. The buildings around the construction site were depicted by point cloud to shorten the creation period.
The animation includes simulations of construction procedure, detour route, and carry-in route of heavy machines, which was actually used for the explanation to the residents. This data also reproduces the structure being dismantled gradually. The buildings around the construction site are depicted with point cloud.
 

Nomination Award  
"VR simulation of social infrastructure planning"
 Toho Development Co., Ltd.
Towards the introduction of the first roundabout in Hokkaido, this VR data was used from the planning of intersection construction in Kaminokuni Cho to just before the beginning of actual use of the roundabout. At the planning step, the data was used for the conferences with related organizations, arrangement planning of attached facilities, and confirmation of traffic capacity. The company also created videos for the residents at the construction step. The residents tried the virtual driving in the roundabout with driving simulator at the trial event before starting the operation.
The animation shows the outline image of roundabout, how to drive through it, views before and after construction, and the trial event. Viewers can drive through the roundabout in the scenario.
 

Nomination Award  
"Driving determination and reaction diagnosis simulator"
 Iwakura Hospital
This drive simulator evaluates the driving response of patients with consciousness disorder. So far, the effect of the executive dysfunction on driving was difficult to be detected. This simulator can display evaluations of reaction speed, recognition function, and ability of determination against hazardous situations in realistic driving conditions. It can be used for supporting rehabilitation.
By playing the main scenario, subjects can choose from one of two driving scenarios to experience: Relatively easy short driving scenario intended to train subjects' ability to predict dangers on road, and a long highway road to look at the effects long hours of driving may have on subjects, if any. In the animation, the starting screen of driving diagnosis and the image of result screen can be checked. Sceneries of street played during the stand by time can also be checked in the script.

Nomination Award
"Simulator reproducing the feeling of driving in Shinagawa city"
 DENSO Corporation
DENSO Corporation is working on the R&D of advanced driving assist and autonomous driving at Global R&D Tokyo in Shinagawa. The technology to understand the driver's state is important in these fields. The creation of sceneries of Shinagawa in the safe VR space also recreates what the driver feels in the real Shinagawa city. The data is used for the research and development of the technology to know human feelings and states.
The animation displays the VR scenery around Shinagawa station. The scenario "品川ドライブ" allows viewers to drive the roads around Shinagawa station, but it will make the driver irritated easily. The driver has to follow the vehicle in front in the former half of the scenario and has to apply the brake because the traffic lights turn to red right before passing the intersections in the latter half.

Nomination Award  
"VR for urban planning in Cijin Island"
 National University of Kaohsiung (Taiwan)
This VR data was created for the city planning. The university created 3D models for the traffic and disaster mitigation in Cijin and reproduced the evacuation center for residents and tourists. The data simulated the flooded area by tsunami and was used for giving advice about disaster mitigation. It is expected that the related data will be used as a communication platform among gevernments, consultants, and residents.
The animation shows the images of city planning, disaster mitigation, and evacuation. It describes the future image of the city simply including new buildings and the transportation across the strait. It also shows the image of flooding and the construction of facilities for disaster reduction and evacuation with an example of tsunami.
   Award / Prize

Grand Prix
GALLERIA high-performance gaming laptop /
Portable SSD / Certificate / Trophy / Book card
Excellence Award (Semi Grand Prix)
GALLERIA gaming laptop / Certificate / Book card
Idea Award Essence Award
Raytrek 10inch Windows tablet / Certificate /
Book card
  Honorable Judge Award
360 degree action camera Insta360 ONE X /
Certificate / Book card
  Nomination Award
Certificate / Book card
  PCs are provided by THIRDWAVE Corporation
*No dual recipients

    Profile of Juries

Mr. Fumio Seki
Professor of Engineering department, Nihon University


After graduating the department of science and engineering, Nihon University, he joined Design Planning office for civil design of Taisei Corporation and has been engaged in design etc. for road structure, river, harbor and lecture etc. Appointed in the current position since 2011.
Mr. Hiroo Kasagi
Representative of NPO Chiikizukuri Kobo


Director of Japan Society for Impact Assessment, director of Laboratory of Autonomy Problem, part-time instructor of Nagano University, CEO of Kizakiko Hot Spring Development Co., Ltd. Councilor of Omachi Kita high school. Author of some books. Won the prize of Minister for the Environment for his activity of global warming in 2005.
Mr. Tatsuoki Inagaki
Director of Pave & Road How-To Way Technology Association


Holding a post of information technology manager at Road Management Technology Center and currently taking on a director of Pave & Road How-To Way Technology Association. Author of some books about pavement engineering and road engineering.
He is engaged in improvement of technology of road and pavement and promotion of research development.

    Overview

Flow of Contest

Guideline for
applicants
  Nominated Works Go to Vote
Ended
Awarded Works

Tue. 8 Oct. 2019  Deadline for works submission
Deliverable
- VR data created via UC-win/Road (script is required to be created and the work is needed to be stored in media such as CD-ROM and DVD etc.)
- Overview of VR data (up to 150 words) and how to operate the data
Where to deliver the data
Please tell your contact person of FORUM8 staff and send it to him/her.

Tue. 15 Oct. 2019  Meeting for selecting nomination works
Meeting for selecting nomination works
at Seminar Room in FORUM8 Head Office
Judging Committee
(From the right) Mr. Tatsuoki Inagaki,
Mr. Fumio Seki (Chief of the judging committee),
and Mr. Hiroo Kasagi

Fri. 1 Nov. - Sun. 10 Nov. 2019      
Public Voting on Cloud
We will grant FPB1000pt to all users that viewed and voted for online their favorite VR data, which are submitted for the contest's evaluation, shown on the webpage that can be accessed from their User Information Page!
Vote via VR-Cloud® ! 
Install VR-Cloud® Brawse and operate VR data Public voting

Click and install VR-Cloud®

*Ended.

Tue. 12 Nov. 2019 Examining Meeting at FORUM8 Tokyo head office MAP
Meeting for selecting nomination works
The judgment will be performed by 30% of public voting, 70% of voting from judging committee based on the ranking point and ranking point for special awards.

Wed. 13 Nov. 2019   Shinagawa INTERCITY Hall MAP
Award Ceremony of the 18th 3DVR Simulation Contest on Cloud


Guidelines for application

Deadline for works submission Tue. 8 October 2019
Deliverable - VR data created via UC-win/Road (script is required to be created and the work is needed to be stored in media such as CD-ROM and DVD)
- Overview of VR data (up to 150 words) and how to operate the data
Where to deliver the data Please tell your contact person of FORUM8 staff and send it to him/her.
Copyright All contents of the awarded VR data is the copyright of each applicants.
The submitted VR data will not be distributed, but FORUM8 has a right to use the data and works, edit and reproduce the images and videos etc. and post or introduce it on website, magazines, books, and newspaper etc. as a sales activity or an advertisement as a secondary user of VR data. Please be forewarned.
Inquiries for the application Please tell your contact person of FORUM8 staff.
Meeting for selecting
nomination works
Nomination works will be decided on Tue. 15 October 2019.


Related Products


VR-Cloud(R)

VR-Cloud® is a consensus building solution which uses 3D and VR on a cloud server. With only internet access environment, even thin client would be able to operate the VR space by web browser.
VR-Cloud® Collaboration
Advanced VR which supports consensus formation on cloud, such as 3D bulletin board function and annotation function, etc. is possible.
Click to enlarge the image. Click to enlarge the image. Click to enlarge the image. Click to enlarge the image.
Landscape evaluation Annotation function 3D icons Contents viewer
Case study: "Mizuki Shigeru Road x VR-Cloud® Ver6.1"
In a renewal plan of Mizuki Shigeru Road promoted in Sakaiminato city, VR data of the concrete plan is created and shown to persons concerned and citizens for PR and a consensus building of the design plan. The VR-Cloud® is used for a remote design meeting by sharing the data.
by Tomohiro Fukuda laboratory of environment and energy engineering, Graduate school of Osaka University

    Introduction of the past awarded works
Page Top