FAVEum Framework Architecture for Virtual Environments applied to Urban Modelling

FAVE (Framework Architecture for Virtual Environments) is a generic software frame work for developing VR applications. It contains a toolkit of us er interface widgets, navigation techniques, interaction features and optimised visualisation algorithms.

FAVEum Framework Architecture for Virtual Environments applied to Urban Modelling

Non-programmers can specify application behaviour. Applications developed in the framework can be used on different platforms, from immersive stereographic VR-environments down to desktop computers. In this paper we present development and tests of a 3D urban modelling application based on FAVE. We have selected a few functionalities important to urban modelling relevant to user demands, such as modular scaling, silhouette analysis, design comparison, as well as safety and risk analysis. In addition, we present three functionality examples in our application prototype (FAVEum) based on the rapid prototyping qualities within FAVE. The chosen functionalities have been tested using a simple 3D model of a part of Bergen, Norway