Prof. Dr. Jürgen Döllner

Dr. Benjamin Hagedorn


Room:  H-2.25
Tel.: +49 (0)331 5509-3912
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Email: benjamin.hagedorn(at)hpi.uni-potsdam.de

Past Projects


Sketch-based Navigation in 3D Virtual Environments

Hagedorn, Benjamin; Döllner, Benjamin in it - Information Technology 2009 .

The declarative design of graphics lies at the core of the Smart Graphics research agenda. For 3D graphics the number of lights included, and the properties of these lights, has an enormous impact on what a viewer can judge about the content (the objects), properties (the geometric characteristics and spatial relations of the objects) and other aesthetic qualities of a scene. The traditional approach to lighting design for image synthesis is based on manual design methods, whereby users interactively specify values of lighting parameters, render the scene, and modify the lighting parameters until the desired visual properties of the scene are achieved. Non-expert users encounter a number of difficulties in selecting the appropriate lighting parameters, as the process requires both a subtle technical and aesthetic understanding of lighting in computer graphics. We review range of “smart” lighting design and steady slow convergence on ideal lighting approaches which optimise the lighting configuration for a scene with respect to a set of absolute perceptual metrics. More recently perceptual approaches have been combined with aspects of exemplar driven approaches to yield “lighting-by-example” techniques that can replicate the lighting of existing static 2D images and 3D scenes.
Further Information
Editor(s) Molitor, Paul
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Lecture Assistance

  • 2011/12: Master Seminar "Realtime Rendering Techniques"
  • 2011: Bachelor Project "Mobile 3D Apps"
  • 2011: Master Lecture "Geovisualization"
  • 2010: Bachelor Project "SOA-based 3D Geovisualization for Mobile Applications"
  • 2010: Master Seminar on Information and Geo Visualization, Master Seminar on Software Engineering for Visualization Systems
  • 2009/10: Master Seminar Visualization, Master Seminar on Service-oriented Computing
  • 2009: Bachelor Project "Smartboard-based User-Interface for 3D City Models"
  • 2008: Master Seminar "Visualization: Concepts and Methods"
  • 2007/08: Master Seminar "Visualization"
  • 2007: Master Lecture "Visualization", Master Seminar "Visualization"
  • 2006/07: Master Seminar "Visualization"
  • 2006: Bachelor Lecture "User Interfaces"
  • 2005/06: Bachelor Lecture "Fundamentals of Computer Graphics", Master Seminar "Visualization"

Supervised Master/Diploma Thesis

  • Visualization of Building Information Models - Concept and Implementation of 3D Visualization Techniques.
  • Navigation and Object Interaction in Virtual 3D City Models based on Sketches and Gestures
  • Acquisition, Processing, Provision, and Visualization of Indoor Tracking Data
  • Concepts and Techniques for Collaborative Virtual 3D City Models
  • Design and Implementation of a Virtual 3D City Model of Historic Potsdam