Tag Archive for: building

Virtual reality set to transform real estate development marketing

The building site is vacant, and construction hasn’t started yet, but thanks to Panoptic Taris’ new virtual reality experiences you can step inside the new building as if it were already built.

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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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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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$900 million facility prototyped in Second Life now under construction

$900 million facility prototyped in Second Life now under construction

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Photosynth as a free building-scale 3D scanner?

Following yesterday’s post about urban models generated from point clouds, I noticed this post on Digital Urban about the possibility of using Microsoft’s Photosynth as a way of capturing these point clouds (in this camporting those clouds as full 3D models. The above video (be sure to watch it through the ‘import’ scene!) demonstrates that […]

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Tips for Establishing a Presence in Second Life

As I roam the virtual frontier, I’m occasionally asked for advice about establishing a presence in Second Life, and I share the same bits of advice time and again. I thought I would share a summary of these points here for any readers considering the same, and invite comments, corrections or additions to the list […]

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Tutorial: How to Replicate a Real Life Building in Second Life [updated]

One of the most frequently requested services I receive as a freelance builder and consultant in Second Life is to replicate real-life buildings. While I’ve written a lot (here, and here) about the potential for a new (non-replica) language of purely virtual architecture, based on the inherent characteristics of the virtual environment, I strongly believe […]

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Can Virtual Collaboration Win the Open Architecture Challenge? Wikitecture 3.0 is ON it!

There’s still plenty of time to join the team! You don’t need any architectural experience, just a willingness to collaborate, learn and help people in the world who need it most. You can find a transcript of our first Wikitecture 3.0 project discussion HERE. During Tuesday’s 9am meeting (the time of which was determined by […]

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Welcome to Wikitecture 3.0! By the Community, for the Community

Read the full release here. Would you like to participate in the AMD Open Architecture Challenge on a global team of qualified and talented architects, designers and engineers? Studio Wikitecture invites you to just that. In keeping with the spirit of the Open Architecture Network’s goal of ‘improving the living standards through collaborative design,’ we […]

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