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Tools for Embracing Virtual and Augmented Reality in 2018

Explore available applications and software to introduce into your workflow this year. By Blaine Brownell The typical technology predictions disseminated this time of year often suffer from at least one of two problems: they are too vague to be meaningful or they are too...
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Facebook launches its first ever stand-alone virtual reality headset

Alice MorbyFacebook has unveiled its new Oculus Go virtual-reality headset, which functions without being plugged into a computer or paired with a phone. Unveiled earlier this week, the headset is the first major hardware launch from Oculus since the company was bought by...
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360° Renders: An Introductory Guide for Architects | ArchDaily

by Equipo Editorial; Translated by Pola Mora     Undoubtedly, Virtual Reality has come to stay while offering very high contributions to Architecture and Design. The possibilities offered by allowing architects, collaborators, and customers to experiment within a virtual...
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Iris VR’s stand at Tech+. (Courtesy AN)

What went on at the inaugural Tech+ expo in New York? – Archpaper.com

By Jason Sayer “If you took GPS out of people’s phones now, they would die.” That was the bold claim Google’s Aaron Luber made at the inaugural Tech+ expo today. Hyperbole? Maybe, but Luber made the point of how dependent we are on technology to navigate the built environment....
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5 Steps to Make VR a Reality in Your Practice | Architect Magazine

The first step to integrating virtual reality into your firm is to ask why you want it. By Michael Kilkelly If you’ve attended any industry event recently, you’ve likely seen demonstrations of virtual reality (VR) technology. VR is being touted as the next big thing...
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Gravity Sketch’s Wild VR App Will Let You Draw in Mid-Air | WIRED

Liz Stinson Back in 2014, a London-based startup called Gravity Sketch released a prototype for an impressive virtual reality sketching tool. The tech demo relied on a proprietary tablet-and-VR-headset combo that was eye-catching (it reminded us of something out of Tron), but...
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Virtual reality offers architects a whole new way of designing

New virtual reality tools will allow architects and designers to create buildings and products intuitively in 3D space around them, according to the director of visualisation studio VRtisan (+ movie). The technology, which couples VR software created for game designers with...
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This Architecture Firm Is Turning VR Into The Next Great Productivity Tool | Co.Design

Diana Budds Virtual reality is steadily spilling over into the design industry and is already changing how we create. The technology’s potential (and its limitations) for designers is what spurred the architecture firm NBBJ to collaborate with the startup Visual Vocal....
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