PlayFM supports the HTW CAVE within the context of the long night of sciences

For the long night of sciences on the 28.05.2011 the department 4 of HTW has presented its own CAVE. This was build under the charge of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Jung. The system consists of 3 retrojection walls, 8 computers and projectors. The stereo image will be projected on 3 sides plus the ground. stereo projection Headtracking with Kinect™ Unity­3D™ integration For this purpose Frank (PlayFM team) enhanced the Room of Shadow demo of Unity 3D. Most of the materials were revised, Depth of Field (DoF) was added as well as an auto focus system. The shaders were replaced with RIM lighting shaders. The Headtracking in combination with the stereo projection gives an intense immersive feedback inside the CAVE. Allthough the way to the Holodeck is quite far…  I would like to have such a system in my living room This is a web player version of the PlayFM Room of Shadow for watching. The Unity web player is required. controlling about the keys W A S D F1 – menu (options for graphic performance, default settings is fantastic, full sreen, … read more

Kategorie: game-design project Unity3D

FM-Colloquium at the HTW Berlin

On Tuesday 11.01.2011 the IT / FM colloquium of HTW-Berlin took place. It was organised as an open colloquium for all students and interested parties. Primarily prospective computer scientists and facility managers as well as all who are interested in the future occupation of the FM branch were addressed. The colloquium has shown modern challenges, applications and research results of the collaboration of IT and FM referring to HTW. scheduled of topics Welcome introduction, aims of the colloquium – Prof. Dr. M. May IT and FM in the theory – Prof. Dr. R. Kosciolowisz IT- challenges from the viewpoint of BSR – Dipl.-Inf. M. Schlundt Modern IT- technologies for space optimisation in FM – Dipl.-Math. M. Marchionini Integration technologies in FM – Dr. S. Koch IT- tools for process management in FM – Prof. Dr. M. Krämer FM easy learning with Serious Games – Dipl.-Inf. F. Holzer, Dipl.-Inf. F. Otto Summary – Prof. Dr. M. May

Kategorie: Conferences Workshops

PlayFM on the workshop 3D-NordOst 2010 of the GFal

On 10.12.2010 “3D-NordOst” the 14th applied workshop for acquisition, modeling, processing and evaluation of 3D data took in the rooms of GFal place. The PlayFM team has presented a presentation about “3D modeling for the design of Serious Games in Facility Management”. Our project found a big echo in the 3D society. Our contribution was published in the proceedings book (ISBN 978-3-942709-00-2).

Kategorie: Conferences Project status Publications Workshops

Unity3D combination of Steering Behaviour and A*Pathfinding

To make it possible to fill our virtual office with virtual people they have to be capable of going from A to B. Likewise they should dodge themselves. The following prototype demonstrates this behaviour. In each case every NonPlayerCharacter (NPCs) shall collect a particular box. When the box was found it continues with a new  box. Once a box is a target of a NPC it will get a discoloration. F1 – activate main menu (options, credits, …) F2 – shift among “Fullscreen” and “Windowed Mode” “new Boxes” – create boxes “new NPCs” – create NPCs “collect them!” – demand the NPCs to collect all boxes in turn “NPC Collision” – start/stops the collision of NPCs

Kategorie: concept-art game-design project Project status Unity3D

European Conference on E-Learning 2010

Frank is back from the ECEL 2010. The European Conference on E-Learning (04.11. – 06.11.2010 in Porto) is an annual event with a comprehensive program in the field of E-Learning. This year the host was the Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP). Frank has introduced the project playFM and answered critical questions of scientists, teachers and students. Some innovative ideas from the scientific world of Serious Games will enter in playFM. Altogether the ECEL 2010 was a well succeeded conference. Much innovative approaches were introduced in the field of E-Learning. In addition we have also published an article in the proceedings.   Poster

Kategorie: Conferences Publications Workshops

PlayFM – conference Spielend Lernen 2010

On Wednesday and Thursday the 13th and 14th we have visited the Serious Games exhibition ”Spielend Lernen” in Rostock on Fraunhofer-Institut for graphical data processing and we’ve became acquainted with scientific representatives of Germans young Serious Games branch. Once more we met also colleagues from university cologne from the Gamescom in August so we inter-exchanged about Game Based Learning, target groups and didactical switching technology. The presentations on „Spielend Lernen“ depicted the whole spectrum of different application forms, target groups and design styles from actual learning games. The interest of the exhibition visitors for the solution approaches from the lecturer led to worthwhile discussions past of the respective presentation. Despite a small amount of participants the subject Serious Games was comment from all aspects. Genre discussions, questions about mobility of Learning Games or the clarification of game conceptions were presented well content wise under much more issues in listed below contributions. The event provided us a very well overview about current levels diverse research projects and enabling it to file our own project in the frame of established Learning Games. … read more

Kategorie: Conferences Publications

PlayFM – Concept Art context menu

Subsequently we present you the context menu. The graphic concept is originated in relation to our publications. Translation Daten erfassen – collect data Kontakt erfassen – gather contact data Aktion auslösen – start action Auftrag erteilen – award a contract Objekt verwenden: use object Objekt: Status abfragen – object: gather status Mitarbeiter: Performance anzeigen – employee: show performance Unterhaltung führen – talk to..

Kategorie: concept-art game-design project

PlayFM – Concept-Art Userinterface

During the game-design process we redisigned the userinterface concept.  

Kategorie: concept-art game-design project

gamescom 2010

During the Gamescom 2010 we get it contact with the xaitment company. They develop cutting edge pathfinding solutions which could be very intresting for our serious game.

Kategorie: Exhibitions project