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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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12 Arch Virtual Predictions for 2012

Thoughts and predictions around our newly emerging app-etite, new shiny things, HMD, AR and.. what’s in a name?

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Virtual Worlds and the Built Environment – White Paper published by Daden Limited

Daden Limited’s new white paper, ‘Virtual Worlds and the Built Environment’ (download here) provides an insightful overview of several Second Life case studies relating to architecture, engineering and construction industry projects, along with descriptions of what make virtual worlds a useful tool for AEC industry projects.

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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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Architects in Cyberspace, or not

Texts written 20 years ago on architecture in cyberspace are as accurate and inspiring today as they were then, but where are the cyberspace architects now?

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Architectural Record features ‘Kansas to Cairo’ Second Life project

Egyptian and American architecture students recently completed a course using the virtual world Second Life to facilitate long distance collaboration within an online, realtime 3D environment.  With funding from the U.S. State Department, California-based architect David Denton, AIA Dr. Amr Attia from Cairo’s Ain Shams University, and Kara Bartelt from USC School of Architecture brought students […]

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Mesh Imports Coming to Second Life Q2 2010

Today, Linden Lab announced that mesh imports, or the ability to import models created in external 3D modeling apps will be available for beta testing Q2 2010.  For architects and other AEC professionals and educators, this has been the long awaited ‘holy grail’ for integration with virtual worlds.  Instead of having to replicate designs or […]

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Welcome to my home: first attempts at using Unity3D for architectural visualization

[UPDATE: We have now published an eBook about Architectural Visualization with Unity3D (including a chapter about Oculus Rift) that can be purchased HERE.] Chez Keystone! Come on in…(plugin required). This isn’t multi-user (yet), and navigation might take some getting used to, but this is an Autodesk Revit ‘as-built’ model of my home, imported into the Unity […]

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