Shopping the Future

algorithmic design of retail environments. (wissensch. Bericht)

W.E. Lorenz, G. Wurzer, S. Swoboda. Shop Design ist das Produkt aus Marketing, wirtschaftlichem Kalkül, Kommunikation und der Gestaltung von Räumen. ...


Webdesign für arztwerbung24 – ein Service der Computer Projects Unlimited .

follow up bricks are landing

algorithmic design of bricks pavilion. (Stegreifentwerfen)

W Lorenz, S. Swoboda, G. Wurzer. Das Stegreifentwerfen ‚follow up: bricks are landing‘ versteht sich als thematische Fortsetzung des kleinen Entwerfens ‚bricks are landing‘ (259.471), das im Wintersemester 2017 stattgefunden hat. ...

Japan Exkursion 2016

Japan Exkursion 22.03.-10.04.2016 (book) A. Faller, W.E. Lorenz (Hrg.). Mit Beiträgen der Teilnehmer der Exkursion nach "japan" (2016).
ISBN: 978-3-9504464-0-1

Das Buch beschreibt in einzelnen Kapiteln die vom Institut Architektur-wissenschaften, Digitale Architektur und Raumplanung, organisierte Exkursion nach Japan aus dem Jahr 2016. ...

A Cell-based Method to Support Hospital Refurbishment

enviBUILD2017 - Buildings and Environment - From Research to Application. (paper & talk)

G. Wurzer, U. Coraglia, U. Pont, C. Weber, W Lorenz, A. Mahdavi. Hospital refurbishments often take place in parallel to regular operation, resulting in a scheduling problem: Construction activities must be located such as they do not clash with daily work activities and vice versa. ...




To be able to look at the projects listed in tha navigation you will need either the "VRML Plugin" (e.g. cortona3d) or a VRML player (e.g. Cosmos). Although Cosmo Player is no longer supported by CA, you may still find websites from where you can download Cosmo Player.

  • "VRML Plugin" ? Cortona VRML Client for Mozilla Firefox and Netscape Browser (1st April 2008)
  • "VRML Plugin" ? Cortona VRML Client for Internet Explorer (1st April 2008)

how to do

  • ACAD: export as dxf-file
  • 3D StudioMax: import dxf-file
  • 3D StudioMax: save as max-file
  • 3D StudioMax: export as wrl-file

or alternative for import of more complex files
(If the object is too complex, the file-size of the wrl-file would be too big for a fast presentation in the world wide web)
In this case it is possible to import a dwg file into the 3D StudioMax with a 'Weld threshold' of e.g. 0.05 to 0.1.
But if there are smaller parts in the objects you will get holes. So it is the question of either size or complete presentation of the object.

  • 3D StudioMax: import dwg-file
  • 3D StudioMax: save as max-file
  • 3D StudioMax: export as wrl-file


  • open the wrl-file with notepad
  • only the initial camera position is right
  • delete all other camera positions
  • 3D StudioMax: export as wrl-file (with index 'a') with a new initial camera position
  • copy information about the new camera at the top and paste it in the original-file
  • delete whole informations, which contains 'camera_Animated' (in the bottom part of the text)

WRL-file lighting

using object lightings:

  • sign rows with unused lights by '#' directly in wrl-file
  • turn off headlight

no object lightings:

  • turn on headlight