Real-Time Structural Analysis
The aim of this project is to enhance the ability of designers to visualize and compute structural analysis within a short period of time. As a real time interactive tool, its intention is to familiarize people with everyday shell structures as well as assist in early stage form finding. Based on loading conditions that are inputted by the user, the shell structure is analyzed within the modeling interface and the user can mold the outcome as they wish to achieve the most optimal outcome. The loading conditions are inputted in the beginning of the analysis using color detection. The Kinect picks up this data as well as the modeling process and maps the analysis in real time on the object.