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March 29, 2017

Virtual Reality for Architects

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are emerging technologies that can prove to be valuable tools for improving design, communication, workflow and presentations.

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VR and AR allow architects to communicate their ideas in a highly immersive experience. Giving the client a unique perspective to look around the spaces allows the team to work in a faster more collaborative way, which in turn can head off problems in the design before it’s too late - as well as make for a dramatic presentation. 

Below are a few reviews of products currently on the market in AR/VR space.

Hardware: HTC Vive

Via the use of the HTC Vive headset, Unreal Engine developers platform and Tiltbrush, Leonard Design have been able to drop the client directly in to the building prior to its construction.

Software: IrisVR

Prospect is available for a free 21-day trial, works with 3D models created in Rhino, Revit, SketchUp or OBJ and with the leading VR headsets like HTC Vive and Oculus.