Diploma and Master Theses (authored and supervised):

M. Maschek:
"Real time simulation of fire extinguishing scenarios";
Supervisor: W. Purgathofer; Institut für Computergraphik und Algorithmen, 2010.

English abstract:
Around the world most of fires originate from accidentially disposed glowing litter. These fires could be easily extinguished with the right kind of training and encouragement. Since many years there are trainings for employees in fire extinguishing but these trainings are expensive and inefficient. One way to generate sufficient training might be virtual reality. Virtual reality is used to train people around the world in the most complex tools like surgical instruments with success. The aim of the project was to tie those worlds together. In this thesis we try to give an overview how to train people using virtual reality. Furthermore, we explore which technology is needed to create enough realism to immerse the user. We will discuss how we chose the technologies we used to create a system for fire extinguishing training. Then we will explain how we implemented a system based on virtual reality methods. We tried to immerse the user by tracking, stereo rendering and modern rendering techniques to create a convincing output. In this system the fire spread and reaction to the extinguishing agents are calculated in real time. In addidtion, our system provides a powerful content pipeline to create new scenes for the training on the fly.

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