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Arch Virtual in the news! Facebook + Oculus Rift and a big win for non-game VR applications

We had the opportunity to share those views with C|NET, Wired, The Street, The Wire and Yahoo! News, thanks to some quick thinking by Wonacott Communications. Very few of the reporters we spoke with could believe just how many non-game applications we’ve completed since the prototype developer kit was released last year.

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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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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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[Oculus Rift Download] Virtual Pavilion

Here’s another quick VR sketch we did for Oculus Rift, a hypothetical concept for a pavilion, exhibit, gathering or virtual gallery space. Be sure to have your headphones on! Oculus Rift build for PC: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5720342/Arch-Virtual-Partical-Pavilion-PC.zip Rift build for Mac: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5720342/Arch-Virtual-Partical-Pavilion-MAC.zip

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[Oculus Rift Download] Sketch Concept: Animated Particle Architecture

Here’s a quick VR sketch we did for Oculus Rift, tinkering with animated particles.  Be sure to have your headphones on! PC download: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5720342/Arch-Virtual-Sketch-Concept-2.zip Mac download: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5720342/Arch-Virtual-Sketch-Concept-2-MAC.app.zip  

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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.

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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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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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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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