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VR: Virtually Revolutionary

Over the last few years, Virtual Reality (VR) has gone from the realm of science fiction to an everyday entertainment and office technology. VR has particularly unique potential to disrupt the field of architecture. In the same way that the move from traditional paper drafting techniques to computer-based CAD systems, and from 2D to 3D, opened up new design options, the move from [...]

June 5th, 2018|

How to Create an Architecture Portfolio in VR

As an architect, you use a portfolio of your work to communicate your individual style and brand to your prospects and clients. In recent years, professionals have moved away from presenting their work on paper form to using a digital portfolio, primarily because it is simpler and more cost effective to update and maintain. A digital portfolio can consist of JPEGs, text, and video, [...]

May 22nd, 2018|

3D Modeling: BIM vs. VIM

Modern architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals are no strangers to using 3D modeling to help bring their imaginative visions to life. The technology offers creatives a way of crafting an immersive, easily navigable and interactive experience that can be used to explore various design concepts. Recent advancements in optical systems even allow users to strap on a virtual reality headset and perform [...]

April 23rd, 2018|

Building a Smart City with VIM in Qingdao, China

An increasing number of people around the world are migrating to cities. And in the future, more metropolises will be deemed smart cities. In fact, Smart America estimates that over the next 20 years, city governments around the world will invest more than $41 trillion to modernize their cities. But smart cities of the future will go far beyond automated lighting and autonomous [...]

March 13th, 2018|

VR and 3D Changing the Face of Architecture: AEC Next Technology Expo 2018

The AEC Next Technology Expo + Conference is coming to Anaheim, California, June 5-7, and you won’t want to miss it. The construction industry is in constant flux. To show building professionals the newest technology on the horizon, this conference is three days of the most relevant content in the field. With topics like Building Documentation for the AEC Community, Virtual Reality in [...]

February 8th, 2018|

VIMaec Reflects on Unite 2017

Unite, held recently in Austin, Texas, is the annual developer conference for Unity – the market leading platform for creating video games, simulations, and other interactive 3D, 2D and VR/AR content. Artists, developers, educators, filmmakers, researchers, storytellers came together in early October to gain valuable insight and inspiration. The Unite 2017 conference took place at the Austin Convention Center and included two full [...]

November 9th, 2017|