Archive for category: Use Cases + Examples

(Kickstarter Update #1) Explore Dubuque, Iowa’s Historic Millwork District with Virtual CARADCO

Using video games to visualize architecture? Why not? That’s what Main Street MMO is all about.

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$85 million Rutgers School of Business recreated virtually with Unity3D game engine

Check out this virtual preview of the new $85 million Rutgers School of Businesses, designed by Ten Arquitectos and replicated with the Unity3D game engine.

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Barack Obama’s ‘Kansas to Cairo’ vision being realized in Second Life

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During President Obama’s historic speech at Cairo University in Egypt last June, he describe a vision to, “invest in online learning for teachers and children around the world; and create a new online network, so a young person in Kansas can communicate instantly with a young person in Cairo.” If you’ve spent any time in […]

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$900 million facility prototyped in Second Life now under construction

$900 million facility prototyped in Second Life now under construction

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400,000 pounds of tomatoes per acre: prototyping an aquaponics Eco Tower in Second Life

Brendon Bilavio took to Second Life like a fish in water – somewhat literally. Let me explain..

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“Future School of Finland” using realxtend to augment classrooms with virtual learning and community spaces

Almost exactly a year ago today, I published a post celebrating realxtend’s ability to enable 3D mesh imports – a post that remains the most popular on this site.  Realxtend since took a deep dive into its code base, developing a custom viewer from scratch, and making significant strides in improving its platform overall.  Now it […]

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Discussing Unity, Realxtend, Opensim, Blue Mars and Second Life

This blog is all about discussing architecture and design in virtual worlds – so lets discuss it!

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Stunning computer graphics and ‘Post-Avatar Depression’

Check out this jaw-dropping, computer generated animation by Alex Roman, called “The Third & The Seventh.”  If it weren’t for the ‘making-of’ videos that accompany this piece, I couldn’t possibly have believed this isn’t real video footage (even if it were, it would be equally compelling).  He made this using 3DsMax, Vray, AfterEffects and Premiere on […]

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Welcome to my home: first attempts at using Unity3D for architectural visualization

[UPDATE: We have now published an eBook about Architectural Visualization with Unity3D (including a chapter about Oculus Rift) that can be purchased HERE.] Chez Keystone! Come on in…(plugin required). This isn’t multi-user (yet), and navigation might take some getting used to, but this is an Autodesk Revit ‘as-built’ model of my home, imported into the Unity […]

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University of Western Australia hosts architecture competition in SL, gathering ideas for a real-world building

There is a lot going on at the University of WA sim in Second Life! I haven’t been able to take it all in yet, but my friend Patch Thibaud teleported me into a site where he recently installed his entry (brilliant, imho – screenshots above and below) in an architecture competition they’re hosting called […]

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