Behind the scenes with Mike Turner series 02, episode 02: Working with large data sets

Brandy Ryan Brandy Ryan May 12, 2022

1 min read

Digital render of five off-highway construction vehicles in quarry. Two are grey with white and red trim; three are construction yellow. In the centre we see two human avatars.

In Episode 1 of his second VRED series, DGDesign Senior Designer Mike talks about his work on off-highway vehicles, including a small range of bulldozers, a battery electric vehicle concept, and a radical mid-cab dozer project.

Episode 2 goes deeper on working with large data sets, including a walk-through of how you can use Alias and VRED to optimize how you handle and prep complex and evolving large data sets.

The Highlights

Screen cap of two off-highway construction vehicles in a quarry with four human avatars. Text onscreen reads: Benefits of VRED: can handle large / complicated assemblies; no need for stripping; pace of work improved; cost to produce images reduces; confidence to tackle more complex projects; less risk / stress.

0:43 – Data transfer before VRED (think: lengthy and unnecessarily complicated) and the benefits of managing data with VRED

Screen cap of a yellow bulldozer and human avatar in quarry. Text onscreen reads: Optimisation in VRED: help flush some data; tools not geared up to handle complex engineering assemblies; problems with instances; embedded scaling; embedded transformations; multiple copies; sort in Alias to smooth VRED workflow

2:32 – VRED workflow to handle deeply complicated engineering data sets that the optimization tools might not be set up to handle intuitively.

Screen cap of engineering data / geometry of bulldozer wheels in Alias.

4:10 – Steps to take in Alias that will make your data transfer and work easier and quicker when you move the data in VRED.

Screen cap of digital model of bulldozer wheels in VRED with menu drop-downs.

5:12 – Go into Zero Transforms to kill any resolving bits of history for the data before you switch back to VRED and pull in the modified, optimized file with cleaner geometry.

For all the details on navigating complex data sets, watch the video below.

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