Model Explorer Interface in VR

VR Design / Prototype

Vrewery Project

3D CAD exploration is one of the major use case for VR that comes to anyone's head. The aim of this project sprint was to come up with a common interface environment where the user can interact and explore with any 3D model data. Common requisite features of a model exploration include rotating and viewing the model, explode the model assembly to view its individual components in the desired perspective, viewing the cut section, visualizing relevant animations and individual part assembly. VR provides a intituitve interface to view a CAD data for any design review. A prototype is built with a jet engine model to validate the concept feasibility. The below videa is a demo of the prototype.

Matching and part assembly interaction is done like a parts menu browser in one f the motion controllers. The user can browse the parts and match the right one which is indicated by the pointer blink for assembly.

Exploration of the assembly like cut sections, exploded view and animated content (in this case air flow) is also visualized and prototyped to test using htc vive.


The demo video of the user interactions in htc vive can be seen below.