9 Cutting-Edge Technologies for Architects
Today, cutting-edge tech such as 3D printing, Artificial Intelligence(AI), and Virtual Reality(VR) have revolutionized how modern architects plan and execute their designs. In essence, advanced technology is helping architectural firms develop more creative ideas and pitch these ideas more effectively to clients. Buyers or clients can easily slip into a VR headset and see a building plan coming to life or touch a 3D print of their new construction. This way, you connect your target clients to the finished product like never before. But with so many technologies popping up and then fading away, you might be wondering which one to pick over the other.
Here is a list of technologies that will set you apart from the competition.
Using Jaunt Virtual Reality technology, you have an end-to-end solution for creating cinematic VR. Jaunt’s camera system records 3D stereoscopic videos simultaneously. Additionally, these videos have 3D sound-field microphones. As a result, you can reconstruct a complete auditory and visual experience.
With the Jaunt VR’s high-quality 360-degree camera, you can put this device inside a complete project or in the middle of a job site. You’ll get 360-degree footage to present to your clients. This technology is also compatible with most VR lenses, allowing you to explore your projects and elevate your experience to a whole new level.
This cutting-edge technology brings virtual reality full circle into immersive walkthroughs. CURV technology capture’s the entire peripheral area and gives you a VR experience. In other words, it’s a wrap-around imaging solution that can display environments across large areas.
CURV is an ideal tool that you can use for virtual walkthroughs, interactive research, and other applications that you need to have wide fields of view. You can use it to conduct a walkthrough of a proposed design for your client. This way, you can separate your firm from the crowd.
Using Shapespark, architects and designers can have real-time web-based visualization, perfect for presentations to clients. You can even share the visualizations through links and enjoy a stereoscopic 3D view via the Oculus Rift Virtual reality headset.
Also, Shapespark uses WebGL, supported by modern browsers and operating systems without requiring a plugin. Your clients will also have a sense of ownership and involvement since they can walk around a free space and examine every detail.
Musion Holograms is one of the techs that has gained lots of interest in the architectural space, with the launch video garnering 15 million views on YouTube in about 48 hours.
So how does Musion Holograms translate into the architecture industry or in your firm? This immersive holographic setting and 3D models can help your clients visualize a project before the construction begins. Musion’s 3D technologies and imagine system create a spectacular multimedia presentation through the 3D holographic images. The images you get are natural and not easily distinguished from the live performance and presenters.
As an architect, you have lots of tasks to deal with daily. While at it, you need to get everything right to avoid receiving any complaints that could lead to business failure. Fortunately, cutting-edge software can make your work easier right from conceptualization.
Fuzor is one such software that helps take your project from its original design to the construction level. This technology speeds your architectural tasks by turning your design into a virtual reality artwork much sooner. You can also use Fuzor on your existing works. The technology allows you to iterate and improve on your construction designs.
Following successful engineering research by a team at Bristol University, it’s now evident that virtual reality can go beyond sound and sight and into touch through Touchable Holograms. You can now feel different architectural textures and choose the right one for your project through the sense of touch.
Touchable holograms can move you from 2D surfaces into a limitless 3D world. You no longer need to sift through samples, spec books, or use heavy binders. You only need a simple holographic projection.
In case your firm doesn’t have the financial capacity to get an Oculus Headset, Google Cardboard is an excellent alternative. This Cardboard comprises a foldable cardboard holder and lenses. Pair this Cardboard with your smartphone, for a 3D experience, just like in an Oculus Headset. This tool relies on internal rotation tracking sensors of your smartphone and the phone’s display.
Although Google Cardboard is somewhat limited to small environments and static pre-rendered views, it’s an efficient and inexpensive option that will offer clients a VR experience. Google Cardboard is also portable, and you can customize it.
Presenting a project to clients does not always happen in a conference room or an office. In fact, some clients don’t always have the time to meet your team in such areas. The Cube gives you the capabilities to go digital and display your work on the go. With a touch of a button, this miniature mobile project can transform any screen into a cinematic experience. Therefore, if you are headed to a client’s office for a project presentation, The Cube makes your work much more manageable.
This VR chair allows you to explore several directions in a virtual reality environment. You can have a design project ready before sending it to a client to have a ride of a lifetime in your upcoming project. Moreover, Roto can work will all HMD’s from Oculus VR, Google Cardboard, OSVR, Samsung Gear VR, and HTC Vive Pre. Your clients will love this technology, and it will set you apart from others in the industry.
Ready to Embrace the Latest Technology in Your Architectural Firm?
You can now accomplish tasks much faster and wow your customers using various architectural technologies. This will not only help you communicate better with clients in Colorado but also reduce your costs and streamline collaboration. At Initial.IT, we can help you integrate the right technology within your firm.
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