Yao Wang, Ben Piper, Carlo Ratti, Saro Getzoyan, Bo Zhu, and Hiroshi Ishii
This interface allows users to explore and analyze free form spatial models. Using this platform we explore the
domain of landscape design, where the relationship between form and computational simulations is of particular relevance.
Landscape models are constructed using a ductile clay support. Three-dimensional geometry is captured in real
time using a laser scanner. From this information simulations such as shadow casting, land erosion, visibility and
traveling time are calculated. Finally, the results are projected back onto the clay model.
This allows the combination the advantages of physical interaction with the dynamic qualities of graphical displays.