Virtual Dojo

aikido dojo interior, view from mats

This creative project provided the opportunity to learn several technologies needed for other research projects.

Photogrammetry and LIDAR can create a lot of data, require cleanup, and often expensive equipment or software. A few years ago a grad student and I tried looking at panoramic modeling software, but found the interface too challenging to use.

I started looking into workflows to get from 360 photos to simple 3D textured models using my favorite 3D modeling software. I worked a bit in the summer of 2019 and returned to finish it in July 2020.

This dojo model is a snapshot of my current progress.

3D Model Inspection:



Recorded AR Walkthrough:

  • iOS iphone app screen recording
  • walking around in my backyard

WebXR for HMD, phone, or desktop:

  • navigate on desktop with wasd keys and mouse
  • direct XR link (glitch)
  • AR button on Android devices
  • iOS USDZ AR coming soon
  • Desktop VR fullscreen broken in Safari



aikido dojo photo
Matthew Lewis
Matthew Lewis
Assistant Professor

My research interests include emerging technologies, generative design, and computer graphics.