One of the projects that we've recently finished is a cool streaming 360/VR video app for Vue360. There are lots more features planned for this app, but right now you can create an account, view videos (with or without a Google Cardboard), and upload your own videos via the companion website.
Last week we wrapped up an animation for our friends at Bioventus. Here are a few stills from that animation. As you can see from some previous posts, some shots have come a long way!
Here are a couple more stills from one of our current animation projects.
We recently completed a virtual reality tour for a beautiful home designed by Magnolia Homes. The real beauty of the project is in the fact that we were able to create the entire home in 3D using only blueprints. When we started the project, the home had never been built in the real world. Magnolia Homes wanted a way to show off their new floor plan before they were able to begin construction.
As virtual reality technology moves from being pure theory from a futuristic world to being used to improve daily work and play, some fields stand to benefit in particular. Oculus Rift is a headset offering a 360 degree view of an interactive virtual world. The Virtuix Omni takes it one step forward and lets the user move body parts with what they are seeing. Microsoft HoloLens allows augmentation of images in addition to new options for viewing workspaces remotely in a variety of ways in conjunction with the forthcoming Windows 10. While it is true that this is not yet part of daily business, new ways of getting the job done and playing games are right around the corner.
Design and Home Building
One of the ways Microsoft HoloLens facilitates better working conditions is by allowing, for example, participants in an online conversation to view what the others are working on, from their perspective. They can collaborate on design and easily follow what the other means while looking at virtual blueprints for building projects together.
Technology Connected with Oculus Rift Facilitates Better Building
Arch Virtual builds three dimensional virtual reality simulation of architectural projects, including for home building, in conjunction with Oculus Rift Virtual Reality lens.
What this implies for home building:
- Buyers can better visualize their future homes using three dimensional simulation
- Buyers can take virtual tours of their potential homes.
- Investors can tour proposed housing building projects and make suggestions for improvements based on what they see.
- Facilitates architect/buyer relationships by allowing customers to experience more realistically what they are paying for, by letting them see blueprints on terms more appropriate for non-architects.
- Customers can create drafts for their “dream homes”, thus having the ability to have more personally “customized” homes.
The Potential for Self-Designed Homes
The market for building houses could become more lucrative and a lot more fun with the new technology. Architects can put together choices displayed visually and digitally for customers to look at and choose between. Features were always something customers could pick out, but this way it could become a lot more comprehensive and simple. Virtual reality can make things that were previously difficult to understand more accessible by providing three-dimensional models that non-architects can tour.
Communication is Facilitated
Communication between builders and planners can also be made simpler. Planners can create models, make them three-dimensional and then communicate this via 3d tours on a virtual reality lens and corresponding software. Materials and costs can also be tracked more accurately this way, with less waste. This is great news for investors, buyers and contractors alike. Resource allocation and budget planning can be made more stream-lined in the future, allowing optimized projects and planning.
The Future is 3D
As new technology like Oculus Rift become common use, more and more uses will reveal themselves. Now is the time for investors and professionals to educate themselves on the features of new products and software to put into practice for building, planning, and more.