lingMatrix-Rhino VR, A Rhino Plug-in for an Intuitive/Immersive Design Experience
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lingMatrix is a Rhino plug-in developed for VR modeling for Architectural designers. As proof of concept, it bridges the Oculus DK2 and the Rhino 5.0
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lingMatrix is a Rhino plug-in developed for VR modeling for Architectural designers. As proof of concept, it bridges the Oculus DK2 and the Rhino 5.0 sr12. Furthermore, lingMatrix engages several methods of command input as VR user interface, including an Xbox 360 controller, Microsoft .Net Framework Speech Recognition, and a Thalmic Labs Myo Gesture Control Armband, which together serve as alternate inputs to the traditional mouse and keyboard.

lingMatrix is an application product of an Architectural Master Research Project presented in The University of Florida, done by Xingyun Jin and Mingming Ding (to READ). It is currently tested only on Oculus Runtime 0.6.0.1 beta, Rhino 5.0 x64 sr12 english, and Windows 7/8.1. It is the first release and it might still contain bugs. Please use it "as is", it does not come with warranties.

Instruction:

  • Download and install Oculus Runtime 0.6.0.1 Beta here.
  • Set Oculus as “Extended mode” Tools -> Rift Display Mode -> Extend Desktop to the HMD
  • Install lingMatrix.
  • Open Rhino 5 and type the command “OpenlingMatrix”.
  • Click the button “StartVR”, and enjoy.
If you have an Xbox 360 Controller:
  • Set the connection channel to channel 1.
  • Enjoy the navigation function, abstract modeling viewport controller function, and sun shadow controller function.
If you have a Myo armband:
  • Download and install Myo Connect here.
  • Enjoy the tool box and Speech Recognition function.

More information, please visit ling.

- Singwyn Jin

singwynjin@gmail.com

- Mingming Ding

mingmingding@live.cn

By downloading or using lingMatrix ("Software"), you acknowledge acceptance of the License and the DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY.

License

The Software is supplied with the explicit understanding that it is to be used for educational purposes only. It is expressly prohibited to use the Software for any commercial purposes (if interested in obtaining a commercial license please contact us). The user may make one backup copy. The user is forbidden from distributing the Software. The user is forbidden from trying to obtain the source code in any way.

lingMatrix is Copyright 2016 Xingyun Jin and Mingming Ding.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, THAT IT IS FREE OF ERROR, OR IS CONSISTENT WITH ANY PARTICULAR COMMERCIAL STANDARD, OR THAT IT WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS FOR ANY PARTICULAR APPLICATION. IT SHOULD NOT BE RELIED ON FOR SOLVING A PROBLEM WHOSE INCORRECT SOLUTION COULD RESULT IN INJURY TO A PERSON OR LOSS OF PROPERTY. IF YOU DO USE IT IN SUCH A MANNER, IT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE AUTHOR AND PUBLISHER DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SOFTWARE.

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