Archive for category: architecture

Reaction Video: Oculus Rift at Autodesk University – Manufacturing, Medical, Military, Architecture and Real Estate Development

We’re back from Autodesk University in Vegas, where we had the opportunity to show some of our latest Oculus Rift projects to the AEC crowd there.   Wow, was that ever fun!  Exhibiting can be a boring, exhausting experience, but not with the Rift!  From beginning to end, it never gets old watching people experience […]

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25% Off Real-Time Architectural Apps and Free Project Upgrades to Oculus Rift App with Quick Link Dashboard Interface

The next 3 new clients who hire Arch Virtual to create a real-time application of their architectural project will receive the service at a 25% off discounted rate. Additionally, every new project through the end of the year will receive a free upgrade to an additional Oculus Rift compatible application.

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Arch Virtual releases architectural visualization application built with Unity3D game engine, including Oculus Rift compatibility

[UPDATE 2: We posted a revised build with an improved player controller for better scaling and an updated exterior environment.] This week, Arch Virtual released a new interactive, real-time architectural experience for the Panoptic Group, based out of Chicago, Illinois.  The application was developed using the Unity3D game development engine, and can be embedded in […]

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Tutorial eBook Now Available: Unity3D and Architectural Visualization – [DISCOUNT EXTENDED]

Unity3D has proven to be a truly powerful and game-changing technology in architectural visualization. This tutorial eBook is designed to introduce you to many of the concepts, tools and best practices recommended for creating real-time applications.

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(Rift Demo Download) Oculus Rift and Unity3D for Real-Time Architectural Visualization

Arch Virtual provides real-time architectural visualization services for architects, real estate developers, construction companies and anyone who wants to experience and explore a building in a unique and immersive way.

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Is architecture in video games really architecture?

Let’s quibble over semantics, shall we? Take a look at these two pictures: Which one would you identify as architecture?

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The Importance of Architecture in Video Games and Virtual Worlds

Architecture in video games matters, and there is a right way and a wrong way to approach it. Games are chock full of buildings, but there is a tremendous deficit of ‘Architecture.’ Here are some thoughts on the importance and potential of architecture in game design and virtual worlds.

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A Framework for Utilizing Realtime 3D Applications in Architectural Practice and Urban Design

The technologies and demand for realtime 3D visualization in architectural design and urban planning will almost certainly be commonplace in the years ahead, but realizing the full breadth of what is possible when realtime 3D is combined with multi-user, online user-generated environments will require a paradigm shift.

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Realtime Cities Initiative: Virtual Dubuque

Introducing Virtual Dubuque, a premiere development of our new Virtual Cities initiative. This new community resource will provide free and easy to access windows into interactive, customizable 3D models of cities.

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Introducing the ArchTech Engine: Transforming buildings, cities and geography into realtime 3D environments

I am very excited to announce the launch of our new Arch Tech Engine (intro video above), a technology that transforms buildings, cities and geography into realtime 3D environments that are easily accessible, and can be embedded on your website, or deployed to a tablet.

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