Tuesday, May 10, 2016

lingMatrix - Rhino plug-in






lingMatrix is a Rhino plug-in developed for VR modeling for architectural designers. As proof of concept, it bridges the Oculus DK2 and the Rhino 5.0 sr12. 

Furthermore, lingMatrix engages several methods of command input as VR user interface, including an Xbox 360 controller, Microsoft .Net Framework Speech Recognition, and a Thalmic Labs Myo Gesture Control Armband. Together they serve as alternate inputs to the traditional mouse and keyboard.

lingMatrix is an application product of an Architectural Master Research Project presented in The University of Florida. It is currently tested only on Oculus Runtime 0.6.0.1 beta, Rhino 5.0 sr12, and Windows 7/8.1.

What is a RhinoFabStudio? RhinoFabStudio™ (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.

2 comments:

Jordan said...

Thanks for sharing this! This plug-in sounds like it's got a lot of useful features. Always good to have things that can help VR improve.

A Soltani said...

It is a great step but VR products move fast, and just supporting DK2 is pointless, as it is not a consumer version device and its development no longer supported. For instance, I no longer use DK2 as it's limited in scope. Oculus CV1 or HTC Vive is the essential VR devices as their qualities are the best currently available. Serious VR developers and designers interested in VR will be concentrating on these two devices as well as Google cardboard and Daydream SDK. I'm looking forward in updated version supporting at least Oculus CV1.