TOP FORUM8 Design Festival 2014-3Days

 Special Page for the 13th 3DVR Simulation Contest on Cloud

   Overview of the Contest

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.

   Flow of Contest

2014.11.4Tue  Meeting for selecting nomination works

2014.11.8Sat - 11.16Sun  Period of public voting on cloud

Install VR-Cloud® Brawse and operate VR data Public voting

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2014.11.18Tue  14:00 Examining Meeting FORUM8 Tokyo head office MAP
Meeting for selecting nomination works
The judgment will be performed by 70% of public voting, 30% of voting from judging committee based on the ranking point and ranking point for special awards.

2014.11.20Thu  10:30 SHINAGAWA INTERCITY Hall
Award Ceremony of the 13th 3DVR Simulation Contest on Cloud

Profile of a presenter
Satoru Machida
Advisor of Projection Mapping Association of Japan / CEO of AmbientMedia / Part-time advisor of FORUM8

CEO of AmbientMedia and a producer of contents services. An advisor of Ultra-Realistic Communication Forum (URCF) which is a consultant of projection mapping, digital signage, AR and 3D media and also acts as an advisor of Projection Mapping Association of Japan.

   Profile of Judging Committe

Mr. Fumio Seki
Professor of Engineering department, Hihon 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. Kasagi Hiroo
Representative of NPO Chiikizukuri Kobo

Director of Japan Society for Impact Assesment, 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 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.

Results Annoucement     2014/11/26

  "Cooperative ITS Driving Simulator"
The purpose of this data is to give an easy experience "Corporate ITS" which is aiming the safe traffic society by communicating between vehicles and between the devices set on roads and vehicles. This system was showcased at ITS World Congress in Detroit. In addition to the transmission system between cars which the practical experiment is conducted in USA, the In the created VR environment, the highway and downtown in Detroit is reproduced in a high-precision VR environment. Combining with hardware via 6-axis motion platform makes the environment more improved when experiencing it.

  "Simulation for environmental upgrading around Higashi Takase river"
  Fushimi Technical High School in Kyoto
The improvements to the surrounding environment of Higashi Takase River flowing along the west side of the school is one of the regional challenges. A group of students considered to devise a plan for the improvements as part of a task of their research project. The students modeled and simulated the kind of river environment the residents of this region wishes to have based on their responses to the interview and questionnaires the students conducted. They came up with the phrase "A river that brings people together" as the theme of their research project. They devised an integrated environment that incorporates a park located in the premise of an apartment building into the entirety of the environment surrounding the river as the improvement plan.

  "QuikDeck Promotion VR Data"
  Nisso Industries Co., Ltd.
This VR data was designed for the promotion of a new type of scaffolding constructed in a new manner. The interior of the plant and beams were modeled as part of the 3D VR environment to highlight the strong features of the new scaffolding that do not exist in any other scaffolding. By allowing people models to interact with the moving scaffolding, the work flow of assembling the scaffolding can be confirmed.

  "DSSS Experience VR Data"
  UTMS Society of Japan
This driving simulator is designed to give the general public an opportunity to experience what's it like driving through roads equipped with Driving Safety Support Systems (hereafter, DSSS) which include sensors mounted above each roadway or alongside it that alert drivers via in-vehicle units. The driver can drive along several courses which are mirror reflections of their real world counterparts reproduced within the 3D VR environment and choose one of 6 different types of scenarios to experience. By comparing the behavior of the vehicle that has in-vehicle units with other vehicles that do not have such units, the effect of DSSS is visualized intuitively.

  Honorable Judge's Award  Design Award
   Mr. Fumio Seki (Nihon University)
  "Residential Building Design VR Simulation for N House"
  atelier DoN
A case study in which VR was used for housing design. It was used not only for design of the appearance and inside but also for checking the view from the surrounding in terms of privacy issue. CFD analysis was separately conducted and then the temperature distribution and wind flow via air conditioning system were visualized. Checking the site via AR was also conducted and, in the future, VR-Cloud will be used for the conferences with owners.

 Honorable Judge's Award Accountability Award
  Mr. Tatsuoki Inagaki (Pave & Road How-To Way Technology Association)
  "Construction VR Simulation for the bridge replacement"
This VR model was designed to run a 3D simulation that visualizes the entire process of a bridge replacement construction work over a second class river from the planning of construction to the completion of the work. The 3D simulation includes the visualization of the construction steps to build a temporary bridge as a detour for cars to cross over during the bridge replacement construction work, the construction steps to install the girder of the superstructure at night time, and the plan to divert traffic due to construction. The scene of night time construction and the visibility of a driver driving on a detour can be verified within the 3D VR environment, the whole data being designed with the ultimate goal of running the discussion among stakeholders more smoothly and to obtain approval from the residents.

 Honorable Judge's Award  
  Regional Construction Award

  Mr. Hiroo Kasagi (NPO Chiiki Zukuri Kobo)
  "Onuma Floating Istands landscape simulation
  Sanyu Eng. Ltd
ONUMA-NO-UKISHIMA (Onuma Floating Islands) located in Asahi-cho Yamagata Prefecture in Japan, was discovered in 680. The pond whose shape resembles a gourd encompasses about 60 islands scattered all over the place and was designated in 1925 as Yamagata's first National Scenic Area. With the order-receiving for perimeter survey of a pond as a start, the nearby shrine and bridge which is said to bring romance, the top-down and birds eye view which are not actually happened and the island's floating situation are expressed in VR environment. Moreover measuring the point cloud can make it realized to express the more realistic data.

  "Driving support agent VR simulation"
  Doshisha University
This data is intended to research development of next-generation cooperative driving support agent simulation via VR environment. A movable 3D measurement system make it possible to create VR data based on the measured point cloud information and to reproduce the inside of the campus which is used as a testing site for sensing a high degree of accuracy. The advanced research can be now conducted by equipping with a driving simulator with the parts of actual vehicle and an omnidirectional camera / laser unit and building the system combined with a micro-mini electric vehicle which can be automatically advanced controlled.

  "G'EduCom in Bordeaux"
  ITS Bordeaux La CUB & BMIA
The realistic immersion of the users allows to test without constraints their reactions in front of various situations: accident, pedestrians' crossing, difficult weather conditions, heavy traffic... Wit h a touchpad command interface the trainer checks the whole simulation via a simple interface. He can inject events into various places of the driving route, modify weather conditions, etc.... He can also ask questions (MCQ) to the trainees through their own interactive tablet that they can use to interfere with the VR as well as answering the questions. A full report of the training session with C02 equivalent emission, fuel consumption and time reactions to event is available on real time.

  "Redlands California Flood Analysis Project using VR"
  Michael Baker International
The downtown area of Redlands has been plagued by flooding with water of over 1 to 1.75 meters in depth contributed by four major watersheds that surround the area and undersized aging infrastructure incapable of handling water of such depth flooding from the watersheds for over 125 years. The City of Redlands requested a comprehensive study to identify potential improvements and their potential impacts whose results can be used to establish flood risk maps in addition to establishing a basis for future Drainage Impact Fees, and a solution can support public approval. In response to this, Michael Baker International, in the course of the project ordered by their client, analyzed the flood hazards within the Redlands area larger than 2 square kilometers for the 100-year storm event, and the risks associated with not improving the existing storm drain infrastructure with the DTM surface that is linked to the City's existing subsurface storm drain system by creating a 1D/2D hydraulic model using xpswmm (a comprehensive software package for dynamic modelling of stormwater, river systems, floodplains, and sewage systems), and imported the analysis result into VR-Design Studio to graphically show the flood hazards and the risks as 3D animation. Sketchup building models, detailed aerial photograph, roads, trees, lights, and a railroad were also included in VR-Design Studio's 3D environment to make the scene even more realistic. The 3D-hybrid animation created through this project depicting a link between xpswmm and VR-Design Studio were also presented in an International Floodplain Conference, and successfully play a big role of building consensus among the stakeholders and communities to increase the city's Drainage Impact Fees.

  "Tokyo Metro Simulator"
  Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
VR data created for the driving experience simulator for showcasing at a PR facility. The both up and down trains from Nishi-Kasai Station to Minami-Sunamachi Station on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line is expressed in VR environment. It is possible to experience driving to the next station and even passing on a bridge and in a tunnel. Evaluation will be displayed according to how accurate the driver could stop the train via Scenario Function.

   Awards / Prizes

Grand Prix   Semi-Grand Prix (Excellence Award)   
Special Awards [ Idea Award / Essence Award ]   Judge Award   Nominate Award
No dual recipients.

Grand Prix
Certificate / Trophy / High Spec Computer / Book Card

Lenovo ThinkPad T440p special package
Book Card 25,000

Semi-Grand Prix (Excellence Award)
Certificate /High Spec Computer / Book Card

Lenovo ThinkPad T440p
high-performance laptop
Book Card 10,000

Idea Award / Essence Award
Certificate / Tablet PC / Book Card

SONY Xperia 10.1 inch
(Xperia Z2 Tablet SGP512JP)
Book Card 2,500

Judge Award
Certificate / Digital Camera / Book Card

SONY Cyber-shot
digital still camera
Book Card 2,500

Nominate Award
Certificate plaque / Book Card

Semi crystal certificate plaque /
Free lodging in Tokyo /
Book Card 2,500

   Guidelines for Applicants

Deadline for works submittion October 14 (Tue), 2014 Reception period has been closed.
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.
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, newspaper etc. as a sales activity or an advertisement as a secoundary user of VR data. Please be forewarned.
Inquiries for the application Please tell your contact person of FORUM8 staff.
Meeting for selecting
nomination works
Nominated works will be decided on November 4 (Tue), 2014.
Meeting for selecting nomination works on November 4 (Tue), 2014

   General voting

The 1000 FPB points are provided for those who vote after viewing all VR data! 100 winners selected in a drawing will receive 1000 yen of the original book coupon.

General voting period:November 8 (Sat) - 16 (Sun), 2014

For a list of nominated works, click here 閲覧・操作/評価投票・入力ページへ You can view, control the VR data, and vote for the works.
You can vote from nominated works. You can vote more than once but you cannot change your vote once it has been submitted.
Please view all data and vote.

For more detail, go to HELP : Flow of voting for VR contest.

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