TRAFFIC ACCIDENT ANIMATION - TOWARDS AN ASPACI POLICY

This paper broadly examines the emerging field of 3D animation and expresses a number of concerns in relation to the use of this technology. Major concerns relate to the potentially powerful visual output of this technology, ability to introduce parallax errors and create false views, the non-transparent nature of the calculations and the potential use and reliance upon this software by untrained personnel. This paper therefore recommends the development of a suitable policy prior to the widespread use of this technology, both as a safeguard against improper use, and as an attempt to "short cut" the protracted legal arguments that will no doubt occur during its early use. A broad framework is suggested for the initial development of such a policy which includes: (1) a minimum number and permissible viewing positions; (2) an indication of the method of calculation; (3) presentation of specific scenarios; and (4) the display of various information screens before each run. (a) For the record of the covering entry of this conference, please see IRRD abstract no 868510.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 155-63

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00729025
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-86856-989-5
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1996 12:00AM