TOP FORUM8 Design Festival 2017-3Days

Overview |  Award/Prize |  Judging committee
Public voting |  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.
Results Announcement of The 16th 3D VR Simulation Contest on Cloud

After general voting and careful consideration by juries, Grand Prix, Semi Grand Prix, Essence award, Idea award, and 3 Judge's special prize have been decided.

Grand Prix  
"Education training of Haneda Airport by VR simulator"
 Meiwa Sky Support Co., Ltd.
This is VR driving simulator data for the purpose of promoting and training safe driving throughout Haneda Airport. The airport is a special environment and driving rules are different from that of ordinary roads. In addition to the roads and facilities in the airport, special vehicles and aircraft found in the airport are reproduced in this VR which is designed to educate and train drivers who have to cope with hazardous places and points that demand special attention whilst driving throughout the airport.
By executing the animation "Haneda Airport", viewers can see the content of the training programmes for drivers of pushback tractors that pull containers, vehicles that run throughout the airport and the daily scenes within Haneda Airport. The "Cargo vehicle driving" is a particular scenario that enables the viewers to drive a pushback tractor. The tractor driver must safely navigate the special airport environment, wait for aircraft crossing and reach the end goal. It is not just training data, as the system enables the viewers to experience the atmosphere generated by the many airport workers.

Excellence Award  2nd Prize
"Reproduction of the tramway line and its surroundings in Omuta city"
 Keisuke Ijiri office
This is the second revival of the Omuta tramway that was once familiar to the citizens as the main facility of transportation. The buildings of Mitsui Chemicals, Miike Bank, Matsuya Department store, and Omuta Station that represent those days are reproduced along the rail track. In addition the 500 series train is also shown calmly running in the scenery. The landscape of the Mikawa mine is also shown as is the Mitsui Miike coal mine, along with huge facilities such as wooden houses and the coal mine machine hoppers. The crowd in Omuta at the time can be seen from the tram.
The animation "Tramway experience" takes viewers back in time. All the objects in the view such as the old cities, girder bridges, crossing trains, and the stately architecture are picturesque. In the animations expressing each scene, the viewers can see trams arriving and departing, the buildings mentioned and the 500 series trains.

Excellence Award  2nd Prize
"Mobile type safety education experience 4D VR simulation"
 Korea Transportation Safety Authority
This data was created for use with the 4D traffic safety simulator. It cosists of various driving courses including an urban street and a highway, including a number of driving scenarios. For example, emergency events and hazardous scenes such as traffic merging, pedestrian traffic violations, and the effects of smartphone operation during driving are reproduced. It is also possible to experience two different types of driving simulations, one using normal monitors and the other using VR glasses, both while driving the simulator with a 6DOF motion platform. The 4D simulator is installed in a mobile container truck so people within Korea will be able to experience this simulation.
This safe driving 4D simulator has three scenarios. The "Urban roads" scenario includes unauthorized crossing, right turn, and danger avoidance. The "Highway" scenario includes experiences of drowsy driving, danger prediction, congestion, merging and a construction section. Finally, in the "Testing location" scenario, viewers can experience dangerous situations such as low friction roads, slalom driving and sudden braking that cannot be easily experienced on ordinary 'real' roads. Since every case is perfectly possible in real life, it may be said that this data will lead us to change how we think in our daily driving.

Idea Award  
"Integration of 3D models from sewerage pipe line investigation data"
  Kanro Jyoho Katsuyo Yugen Sekinin Jigyo Kumiai
  (Limited Association of Pipeline Data Utilization)
The integration of the 3D visual models of all underground structures, including pipe line data produced during "reconstruction and repair" of the pipeline, enables the maintenance management and repair / design (civil engineering) of specific structures. In addition, not only sewage administrators but disaster staff can share the model as and when required, for example during earthquakes. In the future, it will be possible to determine the water discharge and conduct civil engineering reconstruaction simulations from the disaster refuge sites.
The animation "Sewer script" shows the underground pipeline facilities in the 3D space that one cannot see normally. The data is set around Kuramae, Taito-ku, Tokyo, and viewers can experience both of outside and inside of the buried pipe of about 300 meters long. The shape of the sewer pipe, entrances and exits, and passages inside the pipe created in detail can be seen at each camera position.

Essence Award  
"VR for research on the effects of digital signage on driving operation and driver performance"
 University of Seoul
The use of large digital signage installed on the street and outside high-rise buildings has increased in recent years. In order to research what effects such large scale digital signage has on safe driving, the central part of Gangnam area in Seoul was reproduced in VR, and experiments using a driving simulator were conducted. The log data of the driver’s line of sight as well as the individual drivers driving log data were recorded and analyzed by the use of the FOVE new eye tracking HMD.
By executing the scenario, viewers can experience driving in the city at night. Several digital signs are included to block the building lights and attract the driver's attention. The question the 3D driving VR asks is will it be possible to continue driving safely while seeing a beautiful night view and eye-catching digital signage?

Honorable Judge Award  Design Award
Mr. Fumio Seki Professor of Engineering department, Nihon University
(Chief of the judging committee)
"A redevelopment proposal based on a model of the maritime area in Kisarazu city"
 Kisarazu city
A proposal for the redevelopment of the maritime area of Kisarazu city along with the work of the participants' is introduced in this VR. The data, which is set in a seaside park on a peninsula, contains unique proposals whose aim is to enhance the charm of the area. The viewer is able to experience the appeal of the proposed redevlopment by seeing it from the images and by means of the walkthrough.
By viewing the animation "Site overview", one can experience the whole seaside park. The green park and the people walking and jogging in it can be seen. There is an animation for each of our unique redevelopment proposals. Viewers are able to see these attractive redevelopment proposals from a variety of viewpoints including ground level, car, ship and bird.

Honorable Judge Award  Regional Construction Award
 Mr. Hiroo Kasagi (Representative of NPO Chiikizukuri Kobo)
"A proposal for the emergency planning using VR of a huge earthquake"
 Fushimi Technical High School in Kyoto (Kyoto Kogakuin High School)
A variety of potentially huge earthquakes may occur in the near future and may cause unexpected damage. By capturing images of disaster situations immediately after the earthquake with a multicopter and converting them to point cloud data, by sfm analysis, the resultant emergency disaster compliant VR will be useful for the planning of evacuation and the supply of relief goods.
The presentation starts when the animation "Countermeasure proposal for large scale earthquake". A number of unique and flexible ideas from high school students using the latest technologies are included in this comprehensive proposition. The contents of the proposal include the response to the disaster, damage prediction and visualization of the current situation following large scale earthquake. The main content of this proposal is a visualization using the point cloud display rather than a detailed creation of data.

Honorable Judge Award  Future Development Award
 Mr. Tatsuoki Inagaki (Director of Pave & Road How-To Way Technology Association)
"HMI VR cockpit simulation during autonomous driving"
This project deals with the "In-Vehicle Context Awareness (IVCA)" concepts and the planning related to the HMI (Human Machine Interface) within autonomous vehicles. The project includes the VR data and VR system designed to actually develop, deploy and verify its effectiveness. In addition to the verification, it is to be exhibited as part of 'the future' at the Tokyo Motor Show, CES, etc.
In this VR data, driving simulation scenarios can be executed in both the urban areas of Tokyo and Las Vegas. Information is displayed on the screen during the driving simulation and viewers can experience the image of "IVCA" which is a driving support system of the future. The 3D VR environment is comprised of the center of Tokyo with skyscrapers of the urban city and the reproduction of gorgeous Las Vegas in Nevada, US.

"A proposal for the initial improvement of the government-designated historic site of the ruin of Aterazawa Tateyama castle in Oe, Yamagata using 3D point cloud data"
 Sagae Survey Civil Engineering Co., Ltd.
The characteristic structure and surrounding terrain of the ruined castle is recreated using a 3D laser scanner. In addition to the structure of the castle the 3D data also captured scenes of the vast basin and the Mogami-gawa river at the base of the mountain.
In the animation "Panoramic view of the Aterazawa Tateyama castle ruin", viewers can enjoy fully the whole area of this government-designated historic site and the view from the summit in about four minutes. It starts from a bird's eye view and goes through four paths in the castle to the viewing platform on the summit Hachimanza while showing the beautiful natural sceneries and historic surroundings. It is hoped that viewers of this VR will afterwards wish to visit the actual site.

"i-hazard map PROJECT -Proposal of the next generation i-hazard map concept-"
 Mitsui Consultants Co., Ltd.
This project proposes a new concept related to the "i-hazard map" such as a new debris flow map and an advance in the publishing of predicted rain by effectively utilizing the latest VR technologies in order to simply and appropriately convey the risk information, including disasters. Moreover, it shows the application of this hazard map and future methods of operation.
In the animation "i-hazard map PROJECT", viewers can see how to simply explain to the general public a variety of information in VR, such as the prediction of landslide disasters due to possible global warming and the creation of the hazard map based on the rainfall forecast.
A display of hazardous areas, intensity of rainfall, and the danger of driving in heavy rain are shown in an easy-to-understand way. In addition, this data also precisely explains the search of near refuge places and evacuation routes, the image of the landslide, and the necessity of debris dam.
   Award / Prize

    Grand Prix
Certificate / Trophy / 15.6 inch gaming notebook / Book Card
Exellence Award
Certificate / Book Card / DJI Mavic (with 4K camera)
Idea Award
Essence Award
Certificate / MSI notebook / Book Card
  Judge's Special Award
Certificate / Omnidirectional camera THETA S / Book Card
    Nominate Award Plaque / Book Card   No dual recipients

    Profile of Judging Committee

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.

Guidelines for application

Deadline for works submission Tue. 10 October 2017
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 Nominated works will be decided on Tue. 17 October 2017.
Meeting for selecting nomination works on Tue. 17 October 2017

Flow of Contest

Guideline for

(application ended)
  Nominated Works Go to Vote
Awarded Works

Tue. 10 Oct. 2017  Deadline for works submission
- 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.

Tue. 17 Oct. 2017  Meeting for selecting nomination works
Meeting for selecting nomination works
at Seminar Room in FORUM8 Head Office
Judging Committe
(From the left) Mr. Tatsuoki Inagaki,
Mr. Fumio Seki (Chief of the judging committee),
and Mr. Hiroo Kasagi

Sat. 4 Nov. -Sun. 12 Nov. 2017    Period of public voting on cloud  
Install VR-Cloud® Brawse and operate VR data Public voting

Click and install VR-Cloud®

Tue. 14 Nov. 2017 Examining Meeting at 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.

Wed. 15 Nov. 2017   Shinagawa INTERCITY Hall MAP
Award Ceremony of the 16th 3DVR Simulation Contest on Cloud

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VR-Design Studio
 64bit ver. / 32bit ver.
Nowadays everyone's talking about VR, but we FORUM8 have been developing Interactive 3D VR Simulation and Modeling Software "VR-Design Studio" (aka UC-win/Road) that allows its users to not only use the VR environment the software has to offer but also build one since the 20th century well before our competitors.  
All it takes to build a 3D VR environment is 1 PC, 1 software package, and a simple mouse operation; no special knowledge or programming required. Some may think building a 3D VR environment themselves is difficult unless they have top-notch programming skills, but to their surprise we now have thousands of VR-Design Studio users from small children to veteran engineers creating their own unparallel VR world with common operations. "Creating VR" has become a reality. The software creates a 'forum' within VR space that brings together various 3rd party software products under one roof for seamless collaboration. FORUM8 customers can have VR-Design Studio software customized to meet their own individual specification either by themselves using the Software Development Kit (SDK) or by contracting with us to benefit from our system integration service.

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VR-Cloud® Collaboration
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by Tomohiro Fukuda laboratory of environment and energy engineering, Graduate school of Osaka University

    Introduction of the past awarded works
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