Here you can download our innovative «living 3D marker» augmented reality project MOESK and test it on your PC.
This project has been created for the exposition stand of the Moscow United Electric Grid Company at the energy forum Russian Fuel and Energy Complex in the XXI Century (April 2011).
Here you’ll see three controlled 3D models:
- a detailed 3D model of the electric substations map of Moscow and Moscow Region;
- a detailed 3D model of an closed substation;
- a detailed 3D model of an open substation.
Each of the main markers is an interactive 3D model by controlling which the user can get additional information about the interior and exterior arrangement of the two types of substations:
- open electrical substation — with the equipment located outside;
- closed electrical substation — with the equipment located inside.
Besides, the project provides the opportunity to get detailed information about all the electrical substations, both operating and under construction, with the help of the interactive 3D Moscow and Moscow region map and get additional data regarding their capacity.
Instructions for viewing the 3D application on your PC
1. Download our special software for demonstration of the technology. Launch the program on your PC (.exe file) to view «living 3D markers».
Download the program (39 MB).
2. Download the file with the image of markers and print them on any printer (pdf file), or take a flyer that you received at the exhibition stand of MOESK.
3. Ensure that the webcam is connected to your PC.
4. Bring one of the markers to the camera so that it is fully captured. You'll see one of the three objects of MOESK project.
Markers control rules
1. Map of electric substations in Moscow and Moscow Region
This «living 3D marker» is actually a set of 5 markers. The main marker controls the 3D map. You can rotate, tilt and move it in front of the webcam. Four other markers are auxiliary.
The map comprises 5 areas: Moscow City, North, South, West and East of the Moscow Region.
To activate one of the areas and view the arrangement and type of substations inside this area you should bring the required area to the MOESK logo in the center of the screen and hold it there for 5 seconds. The selected area will be zoomed in and you’ll see the electric substations on the map.
After that, you can add or remove substations marked with different colors. To do that, shortly bring to the web camera the auxiliary markers with green (substations with available connections), yellow (substations with limited connections), red (substations with no connections available) substations, and projected substations.
To view some additional information on the selected substation just approach the selected substation to the center of the screen so that it is fully aligned with the center of the MOESK logo.
For convenient navigation there is an additional window in the lower left corner of the screen where users can see the markers currently captured by the webcam.
To change the area or return to the map menu just remove the active area from the center of the screen and wait for 3 seconds.
2. Indoor electric substation
The second «living 3D marker» contains a detailed 3D model of a three-storey closed electrical substation. In order to see what is inside the electrical substation, you need to «remove» the floor levels one by one.
This is done by covering the marker for 1 or 2 seconds. Alternatively, the marker can be removed from the webcam for a short time. The floor images are opened one by one. This is a cyclic process, so after covering the marker for the 4th time, the user will get the initial image.
The closed electrical substation model was created using numerous photographs made at a real operating electrical substation in one of the Moscow regions.
The substation interior is represented with high precision. If you look closer, you can even see 3D models of employees on the upper floors.
For ease of navigation and control, in the left bottom corner of the monitor there is an additional window where the user can see both the marker and their own actions.
3. Open electrical substation
The third «living 3D marker» contains a detailed 3D model of an open electrical substation.
In this case, the model is static, while the marker acts as an interactive magnifying glass. The electrical substation can be viewed along the whole perimeter, and various zones can be zoomed in and out.
For using the zoom function, you need to rotate the marker clockwise or counter-clockwise. The zoom rate is easy to control and is shown in the horizontal scale just above the magnifying glass.
The open electrical substation model was also created using numerous photographs made at a real operating electrical substation in one of the Moscow regions.
All the major facilities of the open electric substation have legends. In addition, you can trace the conversion of electric energy, view the control devices, as well as distribution and auxiliary devices
If you experience problems installing or viewing our «living 3D marker» on your PC please send us an e-mail with a brief description of the problem at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will help you for sure!
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