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Introducing the ‘Cost Estimation Tool’ for Virtual Reality Architectural Visualization Projects

The value of virtual reality in architecture, real estate and construction industries is becoming increasingly well known, and what everyone wants to know is, “how much does it cost?” To help simplify the estimation process, we developed the ‘Cost Estimation Tool,’ found on our Architectural Visualization page, which enables you to get a sense of […]

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[Paid Positions] Looking for Demo / Sales Partners

Arch Virtual is looking for Oculus Rift demo partners.   The specific focus of these demo partnership will be real-time architectural visualization with the Oculus Rift. We prefer candidates with any of the following qualifications.  Please note: these are not requirements, only preferred qualifications: Experience or interest in Oculus Rift Anyone who already owns a Rift […]

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BIM Goes Virtual: Oculus Rift and virtual reality take architectural visualization to the next level

Almost three decades before Building Information Modeling (BIM) would go mainstream, the term “Virtual Building” was used in the earliest implementation of BIM through Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD debut in 1987. Since then, the concept hasn’t changed, but visualization technology has advanced to the point where designers, engineers, contractors, and building owners can become so immersed in the virtual building model that they feel as if they’re actually there. Technologies like the Unity3D game engine and the new $300 Oculus Rift virtual reality headset are making it possible.

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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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Medical Simulation for Oculus Rift with Unity3D [Downloads Available]

Health care simulations have become a significant amount of the work we’ve been doing with the Oculus Rift and the Unity3D game engine.

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11 Quick Oculus Rift Development Tips for Architectural Visualization

These are just a few areas we’ve discovered to be opportunities we need to continue working on while developing architectural visualization projects for the Oculus Rift.

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AEC Hackathon 1.0: Google Glass, Oculus Rift, LEAP Motion, Kinect and so much more.

The AEC Hackathon is upon us, and if you’re an AEC geek reading this post, you need to drop everything and book tickets to San Francisco for November 8th through the 10th. No, seriously. Go do it. Now!

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Architectural Visualization with Unity3D and Oculus Rift (from Revit) Redux

Oculus Rift demo download link! We’re hard at work ironing out the pipeline and workflow between Revit and Unity3D, publishing real-time architectural visualization projects that can be accessed on a simple web browser. Being able to publish the same build out to Oculus Rift is the icing on the virtual cake, where we can explore designs in immersive 3D.

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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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How much does it cost? Real-time Architectural Visualizations with Unity3D (and optionally Oculus Rift) FAQ Answered

[UPDATE: We have now published an eBook about Architectural Visualization with Unity3D (including a chapter about Oculus Rift) that can be purchased HERE.] (tl;dr summary: The cost of taking a project like the one shown below, creating the 3D model from simple schematic 2D CAD drawings, making it accessible on a web browser, including some interface […]

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