Tag Archive for: illustration

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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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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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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Now Available! Architectural Beginner’s Kit 2 for Architecture and Design Projects in Unity3D

Check out Architectural Beginners Kit 2!  If you’re not a programmer, this is a must-have toolkit for architecture and design visualization projects built with Unity3D. Here’s a video showing the kit in action: http://vimeo.com/17939173 Here’s a demo build: http://archvirtual.com/ABK2.html Here’s where you can purchase the kit for $45:  http://bit.ly/fx4TPQ Here’s what the kit includes: Click to […]

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Despite Cease & Desist Order, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Spirit of Innovation Lives On

The Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum, which was recently granted a licensing agreement with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation (and later attained official 501(c)3 non-profit status from the IRS) was served a cease & desist order by lawyers representing the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. This is a story that hits home for me, quite literally.  I […]

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Video Tutorial: How to Import Revit into Unity3D

This tutorial provides an overview of the process involved with importing architectural models into Unity3d.  In this case, we’re using Revit Architecture 2009, but the process is relatively universal, and can be applied to just about any architectural CAD or BIM software.  After importing your model, try out our Architectural Beginner’s Kit, which enables you […]

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Introducing the Architectural Beginner’s Kit for Unity3d: Prefab Resources and Tutorial for Architecture and Design Visualization Projects

Here’s a video showing the kit in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVQ9v3O-mZQ Here’s a demo scene: http://archvirtual.com/ABK1/WebPlayer.html Here’s where you can purchase and download the kit, to include these resources in your own projects: http://archvirtual.com/ABK1/EULA.html [Update: New Architectural Beginner's kit 2 is now available!  More info here: http://archvirtual.com/?p=3027 ] No doubt about it, Unity3D is a game changer for […]

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Realtime Architectural Visualization with Unity3D

[UPDATE: We have now published an eBook about Architectural Visualization with Unity3D (including a chapter about Oculus Rift) that can be purchased HERE.] I’ve been swamped these past few weeks with a variety of projects in Unity3D, Second Life, and OpenSim – (with some open houses and beta releases just around the corner!) – and have […]

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H-Town Goes Live! Incredible OpenSim-based neighborhood of real-world sustainable modern home prototypes opens to the public

H-Town, the OpenSim neighborhood previously posted HERE, is now open to the public!  This is a most impressive application of building real-world architecture using the OpenSim platform, and by far the largest expanse of contiguous virtual land dedicated to it, covering 3 full sims featuring 8 full-size replicas of real-world homes they well on the […]

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