Project Fission is Moving Ahead Steadily

In the previously announced development roadmap of Fission, I listed 21 objectives to accomplish. Up to now, five have been attained and four more are partially actualized to varied extents. The chart below showcases the current progress. Besides following the roadmap, I am also exploring and adding new capabilities to Fission. In the latest 1.50…

Fission: The Presence and The Future

Fission is a real-time 3D design game developed with Blueprints in Unreal Engine. Prioritizing intuitive 3D modeling and an evaluation-in-design workflow, Fission implements a user experience (UX) not readily available within most commercial computer-aided design (CAD) platforms. It capitalizes on Unreal Engine’s unique advantages in promoting human-computer interaction (HCI) to enhance architectural design experiences in…

New Features of Fission

Fission, the 3D interactive game for massing studies has undergone some significant evolution since this spring. Major enhancements of the new 1.20 version include: Multi-Activation mode (Press F6 to toggle): You can now activate multiple modules and adapt their dimensions, forms, or materials all together. Save and load packages of modules (Press P and L…

Engage the Public Voice via 3D Design Games

Computational design has been increasingly gaining attention among practicing architects and researchers in recent years. Design computation methods implement digital automation in generative and analytical procedures, assisting the architectural designer in making informed decisions responsive to adapting design conditions and goals. In theory, computational design facilitates the involvement of clients and stakeholders in architectural design,…

Analyzing dynamic vision in urban environments with the aid of game technologies

Dynamic vision refers to a person’s visual perception of the environment when the person is in motion. Pedestrians naturally have dynamic visual experiences, the aesthetic qualities of which may modify their walking and seeing behaviors. Architectural and planning researchers have long discoursed upon the phenomena that some well-designed urban environments afford satisfying dynamic visual experiences…