Category Archives: Projekte

Finally! redPlant has a new online dress

Phew, didn’t post anything in two years. Time is a bitch occasionally… :)

Anyway, since we finally released our new website and also started participating in Twitter chit chat this might be worth a short post.

For the English – speaking – redplant.net
Für unsere Landsmänner – redplant.de

Check it out and let us know what you think on Twitter.

Stay tuned and have a great day!

redLights 2.0 has been released!

Ok, it’s been done on time. Yesterday Unity 5.0 has been released and so has been redLights 2.0. If you want high quality area lighting in your Unity 5.0 projects, you should check out our plugin in the assetstore.

To celebrate all this, we prepared a new web demo that shows off our latest feature. Support for Enlighten realtime GI. As usual you can find it in our redLab.

Have a great day everybody!

SSAL redLights have been released!

Our redLights SSAL package has been released and is now available for purchase at the unity asset store.

Go, grab it while it’s hot! Now!

Let’s call it redLab!

Yesterday the redPlant team launched a new area on their website. It’s the redLab, where we will showcase latest experiments from our office in Germany.

The first entry is about redLights (SSAL). A new technique for illuminating scenes that have been built with Unity3d. The respective unity package will hit the asset store soon. So stay tuned!

The next article will follow shortly. It will contain an in-depth explanation of the deferred rendering pipeline, that we have developed and contributed to the three.js engine. It’s part of the stable branch since release r54.

Exciting :)

Screen Space Area Lights – SSAL

I’m happy to announce that our SSAL package will be released on the unity asset store soon.

Unity users will now have the ability to use realtime arealights in their applications by using our screen space implementation.

It supports all the goodness, such as deferred and forward rendering, correctly works together with the builtin unity materials, lights and shadows. And since it is rendered as image effect, it is decoupled from the geometric complexity of the rendered scene.

There is a preview version to play around with.

You can also follow the discussion on the unity forum.

Stay tuned!

Relaunch www.redplant.de

And it is… a website! Finally, after 9 weeks of intensive working we finally released the fresh redPlant website in a new design. We integrated a detailed project site, which gives information about our capabilities and services. On the news page you can always check the current status of the little redPlant and “virtually” watch it grow. We hope you like the new site.
So check it out: www.redplant.de

 

Virtualyacht at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute Paderborn

Last week we went up to Paderborn to present our Yacht Configurator at the Paderborner Workshop Augmented & Virtual Reality in Product Development which took place as one event during the Wissenschaftsforum Intelligente Technische Systeme 2011 at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute in Paderborn. Annika and Thomas gave the talk regarding our paper “3D-Produktkonfiguration mit natürlichen Interaktionstechniken – eine Fallstudie im Kontext Messepräsentation” that was published in the proceedings to the conference.

Further information can be found at the new AVRENIM-blog.

The Virtual Yacht has a new homepage

The Virtual Yacht is a novel interactive configuration system for boats which is currently being developed by five students from Düsseldorf in Germany.
For information on future development of the yacht configuration system, please visit our project site.

Antopia and the Queen (Early Shots)

Shinni the queen ant is worried. She has to protect the inhabitants of Antopia. But in the sandy desert land reigns Stella, the fat poisonous spider, and Charma, the sharp-tongued chameleon. Both want to eat the small six-legged friends and are waiting only on the right opportunity to catch one of the ants. They all live in a virtual terrarium, that has been developed by a group of master students from FHD.

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ESP (Eye Strain Protector)

I dislike reading Web pages which use a very bright font on a dark background. It just gives me headache… For this reason I decided to write an extension for our beloved Firefox that hopefully resolves that problem.

Result of this afternoon, is the ESP (Eye Strain Protector). When activated, ESP will set the font color of all text elements to black and the background to a neutral gray.

Download at your very own risk. I do not take any responsibility what so ever.

Render-Cluster im MSL

This project was created during my time as a research assistant at the HFU.

It is basically an interactive virtual tour through the building of the college. Potential students who want to learn about the institutions of the university can use this system to explore the campus in a virtual environment. They are accompanied by a three-dimensional agent, who guides them through the environment and assists in the navigation. Read more »

The idea for the thesis

In the summer semester 2003, the students Michael Brempel and Frank Rehklau were working on an image film for our university which consists of a tracking shot through a three-dimensional model of the university and the adjacent area.

When I first saw the film, I have been concerned with 3d-programming for some time already. I was used to rotate models, move them around and look at them from the angles of my choice. The film was not an interactive 3D application, but a pre-rendered sequence of individual images. Therefore i have decided to reuse the models as a basis for a realtime application. In this appliction it should be possible to navigate through the environment and explore the campus in an interactice fashion. Michael Brempel kindly made his models available for this purpose.

To allow for a practical use of the application, i integrated an artificial threedimensional agent, that assists potential students in the spatial orientation within the scene and also shows the way to the interesting points. Especially in the first semester many students lack an overview of the campus and they regularly have to search for specific institutions of the university.

Where can I find the registrar’s office? Where can I find the lecture room L-112? And what exactly is the reactor room?

I have been asking me questions of this kind frequently at the beginning of my studies. The purpose of this application is to identify the answers to those questions directly within the virtual world by interacting with the agent.