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Predicting Product Aesthetic Quality Using Virtual Environments

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Neal P. Juster

DMEM, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, G1 1XJ, United Kingdome-mail: n.p.juster@dmem.strath.ac.uk

John Maxfield

Keyworth Institute & School of Computer Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, United Kingdome-mail: max@scs.leeds.ac.uk

Peter M. Dew

School of Computer Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, United Kingdome-mail: dew@scs.leeds.ac.uk

Stephen Taylor

DMEM, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, G1 1XJ, United Kingdome-mail: stephen@cad.strath.ac.uk

Martin Fitchie

DMEM, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, G1 1XJ, United Kingdome-mail: martin@cad.strath.ac.uk

William J. Ion

DMEM, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, G1 1XJ, United Kingdome-mail: w.j.ion@strath.ac.uk

Jeff Zhao

School of Computer Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, United Kingdome-mail: jeffz@scs.leeds.ac.uk

Martin Thompson

School of Computer Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, United Kingdome-mail: mart@scs.leeds.ac.uk

J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng 1(2), 105-112 (May 01, 2001) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1387244 History: Received October 01, 2000; Revised May 01, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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VITAL software architecture
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Assembly and component structure
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Defining Environment Lights Sources for the R75 body shell assembly
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A R75 body shell assembly placed within the context of a real inspection bay
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Fixing a hinge bracket to a pocket with a combination of against and cylindrical fit mating conditions using the direct selection technique
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Simulated Strip Lighting on the R75 Fuel Filler Flap Assembly
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Image accuracy comparison between the real product (left) and virtual prototype (right)
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Taking measurements from an assembly during aesthetic inspection
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Views of two cars of the same model: (a) unacceptable aesthetic quality; (b) acceptable aesthetic quality

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