and Modeling of Bowie State University's Library for Navigation
(Group members: Harish Vadali, Divya Pasam,
This project presents the simulation and modeling of a library
building in a virtual environment. It is well known that crowd stampede
is one of the most disastrous forms of collective behavior caused
due to panic. It leads to fatalities as people get trampled and
crushed as they fall. This simulation aims to aid the visitors in
navigation within the building.
|View of library Shelves
||View of help desk
The user interface of the above views consists of a static panel
with navigation buttons. The static panel at the bottom consists
of sensors and anchors nodes to navigate into different rooms such
as restroom, office, and shelves etc.
The first stage in the creation of application involves modeling
the virtual environment. We have modeled the library using 3ds Max
and Form Z software’s.
|CAD file exported in form z to extrude the walls
||Walls extruded in 3D Max
The second stage in the creation of the application involves converting
the 3D studio file to VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language) file.
The 3D model of the library modeled in 3D Max was exported to a
VRML file. The 3D environment is modeled precisely so that users
would be able to relate and recognize themselves with the surroundings
when visualizing the virtual environment.
View of study room in the library
The third stage in the creation of the application involves creating
the user interface for navigation in the virtual environment. The
user interface consists of static panel with navigation buttons.
The user interface consists of several buttons used to interact
with virtual environment. The navigation panel has sensors and other
menus like: link to first floor, second floor, restroom, etc. The
last stage in the creation of the application involves adding sensors,
interpolators, and anchor nodes while scripting in VRML.
- Sharma, S., Vadali, H., “Modeling Emergency Scenarios in Virtual Evacuation Environment”, IEEE World Congress on Computer Science and Information Engineering, CSIE, March 31 - April 2, Los Angeles, USA,2009
- Sharma, S., Vadali, H., “Simulation and Modeling of a
Virtual Library for Navigation and Evacuation”, MSV'08 -
The 2008 International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and
Visualization Methods, Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada,
USA, July 14-17, 2008
- Sharma, S., Vadali, H., “Fuzzy Logic Application for Emergency
Evacuation in a Virtual Environment”, Proceedings of World
Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, WMSCI-2006,
Orlando, USA, July, 2008 (accepted)
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