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|Title: ||The application of 3D modelling techniques in built environment evaluation.|
|Authors: ||Laing, Richard Alexander|
|Issue Date: ||2004|
|Publisher: ||International Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies.|
|Citation: ||LAING, R., DAVIES, A-M., HARGREAVES, A. and SCOTT, S., 2004. The application of 3D modelling techniques in built environment evaluation. Studies in Regional and Urban Planning, 10, pp. 119-127|
|Abstract: ||This paper describes a series of methodologies for use in evaluation of the built
environment. The use of virtual models within Architecture and Engineering is widespread
at the design stage, but has to date been limited in terms of application and interaction
when evaluating the impact of designs on existing environments. Methodologies that have
been established in other fields including environmental economics and retail studies were
applied, to establish whether such methods were appropriate for use in the built
environment. These methods have tended traditionally to use text-based scenarios,
potentially causing methodological difficulties where research concerns aesthetic impact.
A series of virtual models of existing areas were constructed within CAD and 3D Studio,
and through the use of both online and onsite experiments, the capabilities of such models
to convey information within experiments was tested.
The research noted that 3D computer models have only rarely been used to facilitate real
interaction between interested or affected parties. The paper describes how such models
could be applied within public consultation and participation to provide a richer data set.
This research concluded that methodologies including choice experimentation are capable
of being completed using imagery as the device for information delivery. It was noted that
the use of more interactive virtual environments should be tested in future work.|
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