Visualization of Technological Processes
The main task of visualization of the type is to explain what is happening, for example, inside a strange-looking iron equipment piece (workshop, plant, etc.) and why it is necessary in production process. Usually such things are to be explained to those who have no background knowledge on that, for example, students or investors. So you need to show everything in a clear and accessible way, if possible, without going much into the details.
Therefore, computer graphics and animation only! These techniques can be used to show the processes taking place in a closed distillation column, atomic-beam tube on an artificial earth satellite or in the dressing-works. When creating a process animation, you need 3D models of equipment, and therefore at little additional cost, you can make a photorealistic visualization. Often it is even more convenient because the equipment that have already been installed at the enterprise could be difficult to get close to with a video camera.
In most cases, visualization of technological processes is delivered as an animated video. However, recently real time visualization has been gaining the ground. It offers the audience to change the parameters and stages of the process and in this sense, visualization becomes similar to simulators. In fact, visualizations of technological processes in real time use the same tools as simulators, game engines.
Moreover, VR technologies have gotten increasingly popular lately. This is extremely convenient for both demonstrating large spaces as well as processes hidden inside a mechanisms: due to the 360° video, your audience is actually gets to the center of events of any scale.
However, the latest trend is the use of augmented reality HoloLens headsets from Microsoft. In this case, the viewer can simultaneously observe both the real equipment and the computer graphics of the visualization superimposed on it. It can be seen from all sides, as if the real and virtual units are in one point of space. No need to say that such a demonstration of technological processes makes a completely fantastic impression!
Designers and specialists of United 3D Labs are happy to invite you to our show room, demonstrate our ready-made technological process visualizations and offer to experience the benefits of virtual and augmented reality.
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