Forensic visualizations are interactive animations and simulations used to answer critical questions, and communicate important findings, by replacing the need for complicated verbal explanations that can be misunderstood, miscommunicated, and misleading. These visualizations are used to accurately represent how an incident occurred in a compelling and simple way, and are based on measured data and scientific analyses.
Traditional 3D modeling of scenes and objects has typically only been viewable and usable through complex and expensive software programs. At Explico, every visualization is a customizable, interactive application that can updated as new information becomes available, or alternate theories are considered, and universally works across devices and platforms. Further, our visualizations, which are built using physics-based simulations and scene-based measurements as inputs, portray true, and accurate representations of our experts’ analyses rather than relying on, for example, an artist’s interpretation.
The senior level engineers and scientists at Explico have been at the forefront of developing 3D visualization environments and applications specific to the world of forensics. Currently, Explico’s visualization capabilities include:
Whether its cars, tractor-trailers, boats, bicycles, or pedestrians Explico’s Forensic Visualization can accurately animate their movement and fully depict the moments leading up to a collision from multiple perspectives. Explico’s Collision Visualizer software automatically displays the distance to impact, time to impact, and object velocity at all points before, during, and after a collision.
Explico has developed custom software that imports vehicle, vessel, and occupant kinematics from physics-based simulation software. Therefore, an “animation” from Explico’s Forensic Visualization group is rooted in physics and dictated by the expert’s analysis… not an animator.
Traditional animations require rendering in order to create a single-view, linear representation of an incident. Explico’s custom real-time collision visualizer enables the user to control the viewpoint, switch to different cameras, include multiple picture-in-picture views, control play-back speed and direction, toggle objects of interest, control the time of day, change various environmental conditions, and much more. We create stunning visualizations that are SO MUCH more than a “forensic animation”.
Explico’s combination of forensic visualization, human factors, and biomechanics expertise makes us uniquely qualified to capture, analyze, and present human motion in 3D virtual environments. This set of abilities allows us to demonstrate technically accurate human motion in conditions, environments, and scenarios that would not be possible through normal physical experimentation techniques.
Explico’s forensic visualization group has expertise in state-of-the-art techniques and software related to photogrammetry. If you give us photos of evidence that you need to visualize and measure, we can give you highly accurate, visually stunning, and interactive scenes.
Anyone can take a bunch of digital photos or press the “start” button on a laser scanner. At Explico, our visualizations start at the onset of a project. Our experts know the right way to take photographs, and how to optimize a laser scanner’s settings to provide an ideal data set for creation of an accurate visualization.
View more of our visualizations at https://vimeo.com/explicoengineering.