Tag Archive for: rendering

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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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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Excerpts from my contribution to CLOG:RENDERING about architecture in virtual worlds

Below are a couple of excerpts from my contribution to RENDERING, covering some of my thoughts on architecture in virtual worlds. The book is a publication of CLOG, and can be purchased HERE.

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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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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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BIM in the Cloud

Imagine dropping a camera into an architectural model, and immediately walking through the design in stunning, photorealistic quality, with no lag, and the highest possible quality settings – on an old, low end machine? Cloud-based rendering has the capacity to turn this dream into a reality.  Instead of the 2 or 3 frames per second […]

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