What are 3D AR / VR Architectural Services?
Whether they’re your colleague or your client or even your friend, helping your audience understand the spaces you’ve designed can get quite tricky sometimes. What better way than to let them “experience” your design the way they effortlessly live and roam around every day in life? Thanks to virtual reality technology, your whole design can be modeled to a realm that can be explored just as easily. Something our teams here at OutsourcePlan have been doing for quite a while now. We can help you create computer-aided virtual models to roam and explore via VR headsets; augmented realities laid over existing or virtually-modeled spaces and all of which could be seen through a camera or a VR headset.
How it works is pretty simple; we perceive almost about 80 percent of our surrounding by what we see and hear. If we can occupy our eyes and ears by a virtually-generated reality, we’ll be able to create 80 percent of the experience, we would have if we were built for real.
Along with feeding your eyes with a 360-degree view of a modeled reality, VR Architectural Services can sense your movement as you walk, so you’ll be able to look around as you roam in a virtual setting. You’re physically walking in the room you actually are, but as you take directions and look around, you’ll see this new reality that’s crafted for you through your eyes.
All you see is virtual and pre-modeled on a computer software; a file that can be mounted on any computer you can connect to via the internet. This way you can have your client or audience connect to the virtual reality you’ve made, just by donning their VR headset, where ever they are.
Since you’re controlling what your viewer sees and hears, you can add information or virtual layers for them to see, that otherwise are impossible to be seen in real life. This can be construction information about the hidden layers of a wall separating two spaces in your building or hypothetical furniture or finishings that can swiftly be tested and changed to help build up the best composition of color and material in a room. This is mostly known as Augmented Reality. It could either be beholden through a VR headset like Oculus Rift or HTC Vive or simply on a tablet screen you hold toward an existing space and see the added components through.
Here at OutsourcePlan, we’ve been providing architects and urban and landscape designers with VR Architectural Services with the help of our professional team of architects, graphic designers, and technicians.
We create computer-aided virtual models to roam and explore via VR headsets and augmented realities laid over existing or virtually-modeled spaces; all of which could be seen through a camera or a VR headset.
Further ahead we elaborate the procedure, you as a client go through when you lend your VR Architectural Services to us; and the advantages that give us the edge. We then describe the tools we use to implement VR Architectural Services.
Start to Finish; How VR Architectural Services Work at OutsourcePlan
The process our customers go through from the moment they contact our team to when they are delivered the final VR Architectural Services, includes 11 steps. You should know that the client’s constant supervision drives implementation decisions through all these steps.
- Receiving the project’s initial documents from the client
- Presenting the project to our technical team and determining the client’s scope of corresponding services
- Presenting the cost, time, and required resources for implementing the project to the client
- Assigning the project to the corresponding teams
- Modeling the concept based on client’s preference, prior to the final simulation
- Creating 3D models out of 2D blueprints
- Adding material, texture, and lighting to the 3D model
- Presenting the client with the 3D model’s prototype and awaiting feedback
- Executing final editions and quality check
- Performing the final rendering
- Project delivery
What’s Different at OutsourcePlan
Our professional, collaborative teams of architects, graphic designers, and technicians will be available 24/7 to make sure you’re provided with the best VR Architectural Services; hopefully as close as it can get to what you want your design to look like in real life.
Aside from our commitment to the work you lend us, what gives us leverage over competitors are :
- World-class quality standards built on our client’s preference
- Professionally-trained team of experts with International work background
- Data protecion through secure web-based channels
- Reasonable prices for high quality VR architectural services
- Scalability : we provide the most editable, scalable output
- Effective Team Dialogue with the Client for reaching the best output on the first go
- Attentive 24/7 Client Service
Tools We Use for VR Architectural Services
Here are some the most popular tools our teams use to implement your project :
Is widely-known for 2D construction documents. It is the most common tool for producing CAD-standard files. It is the one of the most common tools for VR architectural services.
2. 3Ds Max
Is a mainstream software for architectural 3D modeling; but it can do a wide range of Architectural 3D visualization services like 3D mechanical and construction modeling, architectural rendering, and 3D walk-through and fly-through representations of a building. So it’s one of the main tools for VR Architectural Services.
Revit can take care of your modeling, rendering, and BIM-oriented reports of any design. It is a powerful tool to adjust a project as it progresses and changes along the way. Modeling a building in revit is more than merely modeling it’s volumes; rather it models the whole construction process. It also encompasses a vast repository to place structural frameworks and fixtures in place through your project, as they are industrially made. Revit also helps with creating VR visualizations of your design so it’s yet another tool for VR architectural services.
Is another 3D modeling software, that is more focused on applying BIM tools on your model. It helps deepen the visualization of your design down to the construction stages of your project; all of which could be visualized in 3d Architectural renderings, animations, and VR services.
Is a powerful modeling tool with an industry-wide precision; responding to industrial engineers, jewel designers, architects, and a score of other fields. It utilizes NURBS geometry which allows curved objects to be modeled precisely with a light computational load. A myriad of plug-ins are available to create interactive 3D architectural animations and VR outputs.
Is a plug-in for Rhino that’s specifically developed for modeling parametric designs that are often based on an algorithm. It allows complicated algorithmically-generated patterns to be easily modeled, really fast.
Provides an easy way to model your 2D and 3D documents, similar to hand-drawn sketches. It also does 3D rendering services. SketchUp is best for creating renders and 3D animation visualizations with thin calculation load.
8. V-Ray (Chaos Group)
Is a powerful plug-in for a number of 3D modeling tools like Rhino and 3Ds Max. It also lets you create life-like VR architectural services.
Is a rendering engine, providing real-life 3D architectural rendering services for architectural and industrial designs.
Is a simple, easy-to-use software for visualizing 3D models; it also has a broad stack of different material, lighting, and landscaping options. It has a significantly lower rendering time load comparing to Maxwell and V-Ray which comes at the cost of more animation-like renders rather than real portrayals. It is one of the fastest ways to create 3D visualizations.
11. Mental Ray
Is a 3D rendering software engine developed by Autodesk that fairly offers the same features as Maxwell but since it’s much more deeply integrated into Autodesk family, the transition of 3D model files would be more convenient.
Is a powerful rendering engine that mounts on different platforms like 3Ds Max and provides real visualizations of any interior, exterior, and aerial architectural design.
Is developed by Epic Games and is originally a game engine of which the forth release supports virtual reality creation on all VR headsets available on the market.
Is another cross-platform game engine developed by Unity Technologies; it supports VR modeling primarily for game settings but can also be utilized for VR architectural services.