You walk through a modern industrial office, admiring the large ceiling-to-floor windows, exposed light brick, concrete floors, and clean wood desks. Skylights cast a warm soft glow, trees sway in the breeze outside the window. Then you take off the virtual-reality googles and resume your meeting.
This scenario is increasingly common as virtual reality is incorporated into design practice. Utilization of VR during early stages of design has proved beneficial for both our clients and designers. By integrating 3D rendering and Immersive VR into the design process, the experience of designing, revising and building has been completely transformed.
Full virtual reality is the immersive, headset experience that most people associate with this technology. Besides the shock factor, clients and designers are able to view full-scale 3D renderings and ‘walk’ through the space in real time. This technology allows for an unprecedented experience, enabling viewers to interact and make changes to the environment. Full VR also offers a number of benefits such as:
- Fully immersive experience
- Any rendered area of a project and be navigated and viewed
- Objects can be moved, materials/colors can be changed, lighting can be adjusted
- Day and night views.
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