Intended for intermediate to advanced users of AutoCAD Civil 3D software and InfraWorks software, this class is designed to show civil design professionals techniques and nuances for creating a real-time interactive environment of their site designs using Autodesk's Stingray game engine. This class will consist of a live demonstration showing how to create a "world" out of your site design that can be navigated utilizing an Xbox One controller and a virtual reality headset. Specifically, this class will discuss workflow issues the presenter encountered when constructing a one-square-mile simulation of the urban core of Austin, Texas, utilizing only LIDAR (light detection and ranging) and planimetric data.
- Learn how to create simulation modeling data in InfraWorks from LIDAR and planimetric data
- Learn how to export your site model as an FBX, properly convert it, and import it for use in Stingray
- Learn how to create an interactive simulation of your civil site design using an Xbox controller
- Learn how to create a virtual reality simulation of your civil infrastructure design
Andy Carter, PE, received his BS in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. As co-founder of CivilE, LLC, he has more than 17 years of experience in the design of a diverse array of both private and municipal projects. He was named Young Engineer of the Year in 2007. Responsible for the construction document production of CivilE, Andy is considered to be one of the top civil CAD designers in both Austin and the United States. He was invited to evaluate the new functionality of the 2014 release of AutoCAD Civil 3D at Autodesk, Inc.’s, headquarters. Andy is recognized as an expert in hydrologic and hydraulic design and analysis. At national conferences, Andy has demonstrated software and techniques he personally developed for the reclamation of land encumbered by floodplains. He has also consulted with the National Weather Service regarding data transmission protocols of hydrologic data.