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Prof. Lynn Gilles, Interior Architecture, Gives UW-Stevens Point New Vision of the Future
Jesse Messerschmidt
Staff Writer, UW-Stevens Point Sundial

With support from a faculty technology grant, Prof. Gilles is creating a new course that will teach Interior Architecture students at her campus how to use cutting-edge software, "3D Studio Viz," to make their designs come alive. The most exciting feature is the software’s 3D visualization. Now, instead of presenting a pen-on-paper drawing of an office layout, designers can give their clients a guided tour of the building in a full-color, computer-generated, three-dimensional "world." The user can display the project as it would appear anywhere, during any time of day, complete with the angle of the sun and working lights and doors.

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