Applicability of Image-based Lighting for an Augmented Reality-based Design Review

Year: 2009
Editor: Norell Bergendahl, M.; Grimheden, M.; Leifer, L.; Skogstad, P.; Lindemann, U.
Author: Radkowski, Rafael; Linnemann, Matthias
Section: Design Methods and Tools
Page(s): 253-264


In our paper, we present an Augmented Reality-based (AR) approach for evaluation of the design of virtual cars. For a realistic illumination of those cars, the Image-based Lighting (IBL) method is used. IBL uses images of light sampled from the environment to simulate a realistic illumination. It provides a realistic look of the virtual model and facilitates a seamless integration into the real environment. By this, engineers see a virtual car in a real environment with realistic reflections and shadings. This improves the capability of an AR-based design review. An AR application for design review has been developed and tested by a group of users. The user test should find out, if the illumination and reflections simulated with IBL are appropriate for a Design Review. The results show that in general AR with IBL is applicable for a Design Review and allows a realistic evaluation of the car design.

Keywords: Design Review, Vehicle Development, Augmented Reality, Image-based Lighting


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