Integrating VR and AR Into Design Workflows

Practitioners offer advice for incorporating the technology into the design process. By Jeff Link As recently as five years ago, integrating virtual reality (VR) into design workflows required custom programming using a game design engine—that is, building a video game to take...
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Gravity Sketch's Surface Tool feature allows users to switch between 2D and 3D designing

Gravity Sketch VR software now lets designers switch between 2D and 3D

Designers can move easily between drawing in a virtual-reality environment and on their tablet using the latest update to Gravity Sketch. Rima Sabina Aouf Designers can move easily between drawing in a virtual-reality environment and on their tablet using the latest update to...
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Reality Bytes: Firms are calling VR a design process game-changer.

But what does that mean? By Katherine Flynn for AIA Architect According to the American Institute of Architects’ 2018 firm survey, “The Business of Architecture,” virtual reality (VR) technology is currently utilized by about 67 percent of large firms. Roughly a quarter of...
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Holoride's mixed-reality visualisations incorporate the vehicle's real-time movements

Holoride creates carsickness-battling VR experience for passengers in the self-driving future

German start-up Holoride has designed a virtual-reality experience for the backseats of taxis, for passengers in autonomous vehicles or for kids on long car trips. Rima Sabina Aouf German start-up Holoride has designed a virtual-reality experience for the backseats of taxis, for...
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Sixty-Six Percent of Firm Leaders Report that Virtual and Augmented Reality Will Be One of the Biggest Trends Impacting the Industry Over the Next Five to 10 Years

According to AIA’s 2018 Firm Survey Report, 16 percent of architecture firms already use VR in their practice. By Michele Russo for AIA Architect While over a quarter of architecture firm leaders report that there has already been a significant impact of virtual and...
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Imverse's LiveMaker facilitates the real-time manipulation of 3-D environments created by the import of standard 360 degree imagery (Courtesy Imverse)

New virtual reality program could transform historic preservation

Switzerland-based 3-D-graphics software company Imverse released a beta version of LiveMaker, which translates 2-D images into 3-D buildings. By Matthew Marani In October 2018, Switzerland-based 3-D-graphics software company Imverse released a public beta version of its LiveMaker...
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The future of healing is probably virtual, and it is happening right now

What if your internet search history could be uploaded and read by an internet psychic? Would you give over your past to find your present self? By Matt Shaw I was sitting in a hot tub wearing VR goggles and rubber gloves, making swimming strokes with my hands, when a professor...
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Virtual Reality as the Future of Collaborative Design

Tech company Nvidia has partnered with architecture firms to create a VR experience for multiple users to virtually edit and annotate designs. By Katharine Keane Three years ago, Santa Clara, Calif.–based technology company Nvidia began experimenting with virtual reality systems...
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Will Virtual Reality Change the Design World? | Architectural Digest

The tech crowd’s current obsession could have a massive impact on the design industry—if it can evolve from novelty to innovation   Text by Michael Slenske While hundreds of tech firms are broadening their virtual (and augmented) reality footprints—think Google’s...
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This Week in Tech: Elon Musk’s Boring Company To Build High-Speed Transportation System in Chicago

Plus, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation creates online virtual reality for Taliesin West, MIT develops new computer chip smaller than a dime, and more design-tech news from this week. By Ayda Ayoubi Elon Musk announced in a tweet last Thursday that his Boring Co. has been...
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