PERSPECTIVE VIEWS AND COMPUTER ANIMATION IN HIGHWAY ENGINEERING

THE PROJECT HAS CONCENTRATED ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN IMPLEMENTABLE SOFTWAVE PACKAGE FOR PRODUCING PERSPECTIVE VIEWS OF THE DESIGN HIGHWAY SYSTEM FOR INCLUSION AS A SUBSYSTEM OF TIES (TOTAL INTEGRATED ENGINEERING SYSTEM), A SOFTWAVE PACKAGE CONCEPT OF THE BUREAU OF PUBLIC ROADS. THE GENERATION OF PERSPECTIVE VIEWS OF A DESIGN HIGHWAY SHOWS GREAT PROMISE FOR USE BY THE HIGHWAY DESIGN ENGINEER, THE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC. PERESPETIVE VIEWS GENERATED FROM DESIGN DATA CAN BE USED BY DESIGNERS TO AID IN ELIMINATING UNSAFE FEATURES AND TO VISUALIZE THE FINAL VIEW WHICH WILL BE SEEN BY THE DRIVER. AN ANIMATION MOVIE, SIMULATING A DRIVER'S EXPERIENCE FOR AN ACTUAL DESIGN PROJECT IS DESCRIBED AND WILL BE SHOWN. THE MOVIE WAS MADE BY PHOTOGRAPHING THE CATHODE RAY TUBE (CRT) OF THE INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS TERMINAL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO. RESULTS POINT TO INCREASING USE OF COMPUTER ANIMATION AND PERSPECTIVE PLOTS IN THE HIGHWAY DESIGN FIELD. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report No 70-8, 24 PP, 11 FIG, 22 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Colorado, Boulder

    Computing Center
    Boulder, CO  United States  80302
  • Authors:
    • Feeser, L J
    • Cutrell, J D
  • Publication Date: 1970-1

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  • Accession Number: 00203508
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 7 1970 12:00AM