The architects and designers today are lucky. They equip themselves with new tools and techniques that help them create stunning architectural visualisations. The past few years are the most exciting because of real-time photorealistic rendering. Equipped with high-end computers with a powerful graphics card, today’s architects and designers program interactive visualisations that can tell stories. When viewed from the VR headset, the dynamic material transports the viewer to a building that’s not even built yet.
Apart from enhancing architect-client relations, real-time rendering improves the entire building process. It serves as a platform that shows photorealistic imagery and technical information to all the stakeholders of a building project. It becomes a way to visualise, explore, and review the design.
From showing multiple drawings to wearing a VR headset
A CAD application is the best friend of architects, engineers, and designers for a long time. It’s reliable and it never failed to serve the needs of every professional in the architectural industry. Most of the skyscrapers, bridges, and homes we see today were designed using this. All of the award-winning designers and star architects we know used it.
The only challenge with using CAD application happens when it’s time to present ideas with the client. Before, the architect and his/her team need to prepare a lot of things — renderings, videos, site plans, elevation drawings, technical specifications, cost breakdowns, studies, and other detailed drawings. It takes so much time and energy. It’s easy to get lost especially during client presentations.
That is the biggest problem that real-time rendering aims to fix. As a single platform, it enables any person to review the design as a whole, explore it, and alter it while they collaborate with the designer.
Here in VIZ360, we aim to help all professionals and businesses in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry embrace real-time rendering. We want to help them transform their 3D CAD plans into an immersive experience — the ones they’re proud to show their clients.
Anyone, techy or not, can view and understand this design. Wearing a VR headset or not, anyone can see and interact with the structure. It gives them a full picture of the design.
Real-time for better design and better building
This year, we see an increasing number of architecture and design professionals who integrate immersive experiences in their practice. It’s more than just a presentation tool, it’s also used to collaborate with the rest of the team. It’s a sure-fire way to engage the stakeholders. It also shares the architect’s vision with the contractors and builders. It tells the story behind the design.