We are pleased to announce completion of an Oculus Rift virtual reality experience for ParkWest, the new $368 million, mixed-use, luxury student housing community at Texas A&M University.
Virtual reality, or VR, has experienced rapid growth within architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries over the past 3 years. What started as a curiosity has now become increasingly commonplace in architecture, real estate development, and construction.
As we create virtual realities, we’re constantly pulling in or generating a wide variety of data types and use it to create representative 3D model assets. This data most often comes from software – from BIM data to engineering models to scratch-built assets from 3DS or Maya. Or, it can come from reality.
In our ongoing quest to achieve the highest realism and quality, we’re constantly learning new techniques, developing new tools and adopting the latest technologies.
One of the most popular features in our most recent VR projects has been the Oculus Rift controller-free navigation UI system that uses the player’s focal point to trigger menu options.