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

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.

25% Off Real-Time Architectural Apps and Free Project Upgrades to Oculus Rift App with Quick Link Dashboard Interface

25% Off Real-Time Architectural Apps and Free Project Upgrades to Oculus Rift App with Quick Link Dashboard Interface

The next 3 new clients who hire Arch Virtual to create a real-time application of their architectural project will receive the service at a 25% off discounted rate. Additionally, every new project through the end of the year will receive a free upgrade to an additional Oculus Rift compatible application.

Arch Virtual releases architectural visualization application built with Unity3D game engine, including Oculus Rift compatibility

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,...