Use of Virtual Reality for showcasing indoor and outdoor lighting proposals

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Victor Mihail Mihaita
4. Term, Lighting Design (Master Programme)
Objective:As a lighting designer, using the correct tools for presenting different concepts to the clients is crucial. The technology offers us the possibility to digitally implement prototypes that can define the overall idea of the final project without implementing physical mock-ups. As the technology is continuously evolving, the designers have to adapt and take advantage of the new tools and possibilities.
Nowadays, the Virtual Reality technology became popular, and it found its applicability in many industries. This paper is trying to define to which extent the VR can be used by the lighting designers in their working process.
Methods:The research will focus on the design and implementation of a prototype that is using VR technology in combination with interactive elements to create a digital space that can be utilised by lighting designers to present their ideas to the clients. Compared with previous tools, the proposed solution will offer the possibility to the users to freely explore the space while observing dynamic lighting designs in real time. The paper will describe the different testings that were conducted to find the benefits and limitations of the proposed solution.
Conclusion:The results show that the system has the potential for being used in the working process of the lighting designers and with further improvements, can represent a reliable tool.
LanguageEnglish
Publication date2 Jun 2017
Number of pages46
ID: 258982464