Some of our Past Projects

How a laser works - National Laser Centre  (2003)
Developed for the National Laser Centre in Pretoria, this simulation was targeted at children aged 12 to 16. In the form of a game. The the simulation shows how a laser works - the “player” is placed inside a “spaceship” from which they must escape, but to do so need to assemble a laser gun in order to cut their way out – they must navigate through the environment and collect the laser parts that must then be correctly assembled to create a functional laser and thus, be able to escape.     back to top ↑

Visualisation of the Freedom Park Development, Pretoria – Freedom park Trust (2003)
Freedom Park, located on Salvakop Hill south of Pretoria Station is being developed in three phases: (1) the Garden of Remembrance and Administration Block, (2) the Museum and Memorial to Freedom, and (3) the Library and AV Library.

This early interactive model aimed to visualise some of the initial thinking around Phase 1 - Salvakop Hill, infrastructure such as car parking, paths, main entrance and ablution blocks; as well as the Garden of Remembrance and Contemplative Spaces. Download PDF - 242 KB     back to top ↑

Concentrated Solar Power Generation - Eskom/TSI (2003)
The main objective of this simulation was to help raise stakeholder awareness and demonstrate the concepts involved in generating electricity through the use of concentrated solar power (CSP). 

The VR model shows the main components of the CSP system, as well as its functionality. The CSP system would typically be installed in a dry, desert environment, where large installations can generate electricity beyond 300 Mw per hour, cleanly, efficiently and cost effectively.

This project is another example of how the Naledi3d Factory Plan can use VR to communicate new technology concepts. Download PDF - 235 KB     back to top ↑

Sustainable energy technologies - Eskom/TSI (2002)
ESKOM TSI, the (then) research arm for the power utility developed a number of sustainable energy alternatives and a range of interactive visualisation of selected ESKOM / TSI community-based energy technologies were developed.  The outcomes of this project had three main purposes: (1) to demonstrate visually the technologies to communities; (2) as a demonstrator to potential funding agencies and other stakeholders and, finally, (3) for use at the Johannesburg World Earth Summit’s Ubuntu Village.

The technologies demonstrated include: Aquaponics; the workings of a plastic moulding machine; how a solar heater barrow works; how a sand filter works; the functioning of reverse osmosis and ozone; the Dish Stirling; the Biomass Gassifier; a low cost stove, and solar cookers; the use of telemedicine as well as the UVGI sanitizer.   Download PDF - 156 KB      back to top ↑

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Urban Renewal at Moroka Dam, Soweto – Johannesburg Metropolitan Council (2002)
As part of an urban renewal project in Soweto, this simulation was designed to demonstrate landscape changes to the Moroka Dam complex in Soweto. It was used to canvas support and buy-in for the proposed development as well as a showcase at the 2002 World Earth Summit, held in Johannesburg that year. 

A menu is used to select the phase of the project that is to be viewed and explored.  This includes: (1) before site clearance (2) after reed removal, (3) during dam construction and (4) the completed Moroka Dam development. The user can also select an aerial view, walking view and two angular views.  A picture library was also included of the site.  This project is an example of our Plan Visualizer concept, designed to produce low-cost visualizations of new developments. Download PDF - 355 KB      back to top ↑

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Wonen Housing development – Wonen Zuid Housing Authority, Holland (2002)
Holland is undertaking a large programme to replace remaining post-war temporary housing stock with new homes and this 3D visual presentation of a housing upgrade project in Kemp and Kikskensberg (suburbs of the City of Roermond, Netherlands). Was used to show residents what is proposed. Simulation detail includes renovations and new building locations, schools, green areas and playground locations. 

The timescale for each phase of development is also shown.  The simulation begins with an introductory trip through the 15 districts the 3D environment. The user can then use a navigation bar to choose between flying over and walking around both the existing and proposed architectural solutions. Existing buildings are shown in an off-white colour and the proposed building changes are shown in orange. Download PDF - 159 KB     back to top ↑