I am a new member of the community I started reading posts here last summer and since then have learned enough to incorporate Doom3 as a core component of my Thesis work at Texas A&M University
. I’m posting now because I am looking for people that would be interested in helping write/debug code. Now you’re wondering what I’m doing that I could get a Masters doing it with Doom3. Ok, if you can see the image below it outlines what my thesis work does. I am building a Visual Energy Simulation Program.
More specifically, I am using Doom 3 as an information visualization tool. Buildings are first layed out in Building Information Modeling (BIM) Software such as Autodesk Revit
, Autodesk Architectural Desktop, Bentley, doesn’t matter. That information is then converted into Industry Foundation Class (IFC) information. The IFC is an international BIM information exchange format. You can check out the International Alliance for Interoperability’s (IAI) website here http://www.iai-international.org/
. Then my software IFCtoMAP converts the geometry from the IFC files into the Doom 3 .map file format. Where you can then compile it and walk around in the buildings. Likewise my research group is developing a second iteration of a piece of software called Windows Air Model (WinAM), which performs a simplified airside steady state yearly building energy calculation. The output of which will eventually be linked to the .MAP file for viewing in Doom 3. I need to head to class but will post more info when I get the chance.