Think about your latest architectural project. Now imagine that you could walk through this not-yet-built concept, get a feel for the physical environment, and even look out the window. This amazing visualized experience is possible, and VR technology makes it all happen.
Creating these visual experiences could not be simpler. Once the design team receives the model, they can upload it into the powerful Unity development engine to rapidly create architectural visualizations. Next, they outline a walkthrough, and the project is up and running!
“We will start by outlining the purpose of the experience and create a walkthrough around that purpose. We decide where the user will go, what they will see, and what they will interact with. From there, we start creating the environment – we import assets; add lighting, texture, and sounds, and code things to be interactive or to animate,” says Brandon Carmichael, Corgan’s Executive Creative Director. “Lastly, there comes lots of testing and trying to break things. After we are happy with everything, we are ready to deliver.”
Virtual Reality, or VR, has impacted the architecture industry by providing design professionals with the ultimate platform to present design concepts. VIMaec provides the highest quality VR experience possible.
“Smart visualization empowers the architect to properly communicate to the owner and everyone involved in the project,” says Alexa Smith of VIMaec. “Its possibilities are virtually limitless.”
Traditional methods of design visualization have limits. As a result, sometimes building construction doesn’t meet expectations or even impacts functionality, requiring costly renovations. However, a VR rendering can provide the perfect view of the entire building throughout the design process, and can even include furniture arrangements. These features reduce the likelihood of such problems.
The effortless transition between BIM and VR streamlines all phases by allowing VR visualizations at any step. Design professionals can identify potential issues and opportunities early in process—resulting in an improved final design in less time. The Unity platform quickly interprets the BIM and creates VR visualizations with an unmatched level of simplicity and effectiveness.
“VIMaec’s main product, VIM, provides a unique visualization tool. With no additional software needed, you can view the VIMs on virtual devices like Samsung Gear and Oculus Rift. A viewer can easily navigate through the 3D model in a fully immersive and interactive experience.” says Smith. “In this way, we’re creating a collaborative process where all parties can be involved from the architect and engineers to contractors, owners, and developers.”
Learn more about VR visualization and other VIMaec products by visiting us online at VIMaec.com today!