How to Create an Architecture Portfolio in VR
As an architect, you use a portfolio of your work to communicate your individual style and brand to your prospects and clients. In recent years, professionals have moved away from presenting their work on paper form to using a digital portfolio, primarily because it is simpler and more cost effective to update and maintain. A digital portfolio can consist of JPEGs, text, and video, and may be shared in different forms, such as an app, a PDF, or a web-hosted collection. But with the advent of Virtual Reality (VR) technology, architects can now create an immersive portfolio of work to differentiate their brand and demonstrate their advanced technological capabilities. Let’s take a closer look at how you can create an architectural portfolio in VR.
Advantages of a VR Portfolio
A VR portfolio signals your forward-looking attitude to your potential clients. More importantly, it provides your audience with a 360° view of your spaces, creating a rich, immersive experience that enables a better understanding of your work and capabilities. A 3D plan allows your client to view the layout, wall heights, lighting, finishes, and sightlines as they move virtually through a design in a way that 2D drawings and computer renderings simply can’t deliver.
Creating a VR Portfolio
To create a VR portfolio, the most important requirement is to have 3D images of your projects. If you have a finished project, you can create a 360° image with little training using affordable cameras such as the Samsung 360 or Ricoh Theta. Alternatively, innovative tools from VIMaec can help you convert your Revit data into 3D models that users can move through and engage with using a standard VR headset.
VIMaec Provides a Truly Immersive VR Experience
VIMaec uses the virtual reality visualization tool VIM (Virtual Information Model) to create a fully interactive 3D experience. VIM uses a powerful game engine to create a 360° environment by utilizing the Building Information Modeling (BIM) data contained in your Revit file. Users can then manipulate these panoramic images on a computer screen. Even better, they can put on a Samsung Gear or Oculus Rift headset to take an immersive and interactive virtual reality tour of the space.
Once created, the VIM can also be exported into a Unity file, to make an even more lifelike and customizable model. Unity allows your clients to move through a photorealistic space with a simple viewer that doesn’t require BIM software. This tool also allows users to touch a 3D product in a virtual setting and instantaneously pull up data such as product information, links to a website, cut sheets, and all the BIM-embedded information.
The power of VR allows you to set your architectural portfolio apart from the competition. VIMaec offers a simple-to-use yet powerful suite of tools that provide a fully immersive, easily navigable, and interactive 3D model containing all of the BIM data from the Revit file. In addition, VIMaec is the authorized re-seller of Unity technology for the AEC industries.
Read more at vimaec.com
Adapting the SLR Magic of Anamorphic Filmmaking to the Panasonic Lumix Ecosystem Creates Endless Filmmaking Possibilities
The Panasonic Lumix System revolutionized independent filmmaking through the convergence of a handheld DSLR style body, larger than video camera sensors for a narrow depth of field, and the versatility and utility of interchangeable lenses. By being mirrorless and with the use of adapters, a broad gamut of vintage and modern lenses became available for […]
AV is Bridging the Gap Between the Real World and the Metaverse at Industry Conferences
How is AV helping bridge the gap between the real world and the metaverse? Some of the best examples can be seen in the midst of large-scale trade shows and industry events. For example, ETHDenver, an annual blockchain conference held in Denver, Colorado, hosts more than 20,000 technologists every year to innovate and develop […]
Why Authentic Content Should Be at the Forefront of Your Company’s Marketing Strategy
Media today is the most powerful it’s ever been, and with the introduction of new channels to consume it daily, the consumer can become easily overwhelmed with a plethora of choices. How does your channel stand out? Authentic media might be the clickbait. With the likes of TikTok, YouTube, and streaming services like Spotify, […]