Visual Computing

Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD

Fraunhofer IGD is the world's leading institute for applied research in Visual Computing. Visual Computing is image- and model-based information technology and includes computer graphics, computer vision, as well as virtual and augmented reality.

We develop prototypes and complete solutions based on customer-specific requirements. Our research and development projects are directly applicable to current problems in the economy.

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Public unveiling of the Pergamon Altar’s 3D model

24.05.2016
 
Public unveiling of the Pergamon Altar’s 3D model

Within the scope of the “Museum Island” master plan, the Pergamon Museum is being renovated in sections. Work began in 2013, and the Pergamon hall has been closed since the fall of 2014, presumably until 2019. With the support of the federal government’s commissioner for culture and the media, the Antique Collection of the National Museums in Berlin and Fraunhofer IGD were able to realize an elaborate 3D scan of the over 2000-year-old masterpiece of Hellenistic art in September 2014. The resulting 3D model of the Pergamon Altar is now unveiled to the public.

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Hannover Messe 2016: Interactive flow simulation in real time

21.04.2016
 
Hannover Messe 2016: Interactive flow simulation in real time

Be it in urban planning or in the automotive industry — virtual wind tunnels help save costs and fast-track developments. It takes patience, however, to compute flow simulations. At this year’s Hannover Messe, Fraunhofer researchers will show that it can be interactive as well.

 

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Hannover Messe 2016: Improving compressors via the cloud

21.04.2016
 
Hannover Messe 2016: Improving compressors via the cloud

Small and medium-sized companies have a demand for engineering software and high computing power. An EU project coordinated by Fraunhofer IGD provides both. Cloud technology facilitates the development of compressors, amongst others. The partners will present their experiment at this year’s Hannover Messe.

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Hannover Messe 2016: Production at a glance with Plant@Hand3D

18.04.2016
 
Hannover Messe 2016: Production at a glance with Plant@Hand3D

The fourth industrial revolution is changing production processes and environments. At Hannover Messe 2016, the researchers of Fraunhofer IGD will show how to clearly locate the generated data and information and accelerate decision-making processes.

 

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HMI 2016: Fraunhofer 3D scanning technology facilitates fully automated digitization

14.04.2016
 
Fraunhofer 3D scanning technology facilitates fully automated digitization

3D models of objects can enhance online stores. However, 3D scans are time-consuming and cost-intensive. Fraunhofer IGD will present a solution for the mass digitization of 3D objects at this year’s Hannover Messe.

 

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