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The tools for virtual and augmented reality developed for architecture, design, and construction (ADC) areas are constantly being improved and optimized, while their cost is gradually decreasing.  Virtual and augmented reality becomes more accessible to architects, engineers, and contractors. With the help of these tools, one can implement any projects.

The VR and AR are gradually becoming the environment of communication, creation, and testing of projects in the fields of ADC. VR and AR tools based on developments and experience from other industries become the industry standard for ADC. One can perform a fast iteration with their help, to improve projects in close cooperation with customers and colleagues.

virtual and augmented reality

VR allows creating fully managed digital environments, while AR puts virtual elements on top of an existing real picture. Thus, the same technology is used for different purposes: Virtual Reality is more suitable for architects, whereas AR is more often used during the construction.

Although both innovations are rapidly gaining popularity, they are still at an early stage of development. Vrender had studied the solutions presented on the market in more detail and compiled a list of VR/AR tools that are optimal for those who work in the fields of design and construction.

ARki

ARki is an application for visualization of architectural models. It integrates AR technology into the existing architecture, allowing creating three-dimensional models with multiple levels of interactivity for both design and presentation.

prototyping and 3D visualization tool

ARki can be used on any iOS/Android device. The application simply imposes 3D models on existing two-dimensional floor plans. ARki also includes several additional interactive functions, for instance, the real-time analysis and material selection. Using this application, one can record user-selected models in the three-dimensional format, as well as share own content via e-mail or social networks.

Storyboard VR

Storyboard VR is a free prototyping and visualization tool developed for architects and other ADC professionals. Using this program, users can organize, scale, and animate simple two-dimensional models. Storyboard VR creators, the company named Artefact, have developed it for their own internal use to work on VR projects. They’ve created their own tool to quickly and easily create a prototype of VR.

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The application allows creating and loading drawings and environmental maps from existing drawing tools into Storyboard VR, then choosing own assets and building own storyboard. The simplicity of use allows designers exchanging ideas and receiving feedback at the initial stage of the design process. Storyboard VR also has slides making it something like the VR-version of PowerPoint.

Pair

Pair (formerly known as Visidraft) uses licensed software and augmented reality technologies to create applications that allow architects “dragging” 3D models of consumer furniture and pieces of technology into their projects using an iPhone or iPad. The online catalog of models and assets now includes more than 200 products for home and office by Fortune 500 manufacturers. The catalog is supplemented with new products every day.

virtual 3D product

After the launch of the application, the company had drawn its attention to the fact that the main growth was in furniture and equipment manufacturers segment. The main difference between Pair and other AR solutions is that the focus is made on its products and consumers, which allows users to physically navigate inside a virtual 3D product like in their home or office.

SmartReality

SmartReality is a mobile application of augmented reality, which allows the camera to overlay an interactive BIM model on printed design layouts, thereby creating a three-dimensional visualization of projects. Users can scale, change structural layers, navigate through the project stages, and record their images and video. Also one can create a free account for downloading 2D plans and get the corresponding 3D plan and models using the application.

The SmartReality application is also available in the VR version developed by the R & D JBKnowledge Labs team. This version allows users to walk through the model of a
building using virtual reality solutions such as Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear, and Project Tango by Google.

Fuzor

Fuzor is an application for real-time rendering, which integrates with Revit. The program is based on the technology originally developed by Kalloc Studios for creating games. Thanks to bidirectional direct communication with Revit, users can navigate, visualize, comment, and verify BIM information, as well as synchronize changes between the two named tools.

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The direct communication allows Fuzor to instantly update and reflect the changes made in the Revit file. It supports various measurements, lighting analysis, color and visibility filters, cross-section, slice cutting, and video rendering with BIM support.
In order to have a possibility of joint work with construction sites, BIM Solution supports the visualization of BIM drawings for mobile devices using Google Drive and Dropbox. At the moment, Fuzor supports files of Revit, Archicad, Rhinoceros 3D, Navisworks, SketchUp, FBX, and 3DS.

Vrender Company 2018

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Vrender one of the leading United States Architectural 3D Computer Animation and Design service provider company with headquarters are located in New York. We have more than 15 years of professional experience in creating a high level of technical and effective business solution in the field of Architecture & Rendering.

We assist architects, contractors, builders, engineers and real estate in the USA and around the globe in bringing to life their visions by creating powerful and effective sales video tools to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s market. Our animation and 3d modeling departments are located in largest U.S. Cities:

  • New York City, NY
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  • Dallas, TX
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  • Miami, FL

Our team of architects and 3d animators well-organized, extremely efficient and able to work under pressure and in tight deadlines. Excellent communication and responsiveness to fit the needs of a successful project realization, with the aim of mutual satisfaction with the final product.

We offering you excellent full animation services like Animation Walkthrough for both residential and commercial buildings and site plans, 3D Flythrough, Interior 360 Virtual Tour, Real Time Virtual Reality, photo-realistic floor plans, Architectural 3D Views is a cost-effective option which gives you great quality results.

Utilizing our cache of scalable products and services, the Vrender team brings your project to life – an expert staff that includes 3D artists and animators, graphic designers and application developers.

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How to combine 3D project with a photo or how to order 3D Photo Montage Services

3D Photo Montage is the imposition of rendered 3D model layouts of the projected object (like restaurant, cafe, playground, shopping mall or a hotel) on a photo of a existing specific place in a city, landscape or interior. The 3D model will clearly show and will help evaluate the looks of the planned building on the background of the existing terrain.

Our experts make quality photo binding to the terrain and fit the 3D model of the object into it. This is especially important for newly erected buildings and façade reconstructions in the historic area. Often, photo editing is an obligatory part of a package of documents (drafts) that are submitted for approval to various official bodies.

Photo Montage helps approve the outer appearance of the building with other owners, as well as with the management of the business center or a shopping mall if this is the case. Photo Montage is also necessary in order to verify the summer veranda in the city council.

Including a 3D model of industrial buildings, business center or a mall in a photo of the area

Including 3D models in a photo of some terrain is usually required for approval of the project. This is often a formal requirement of an agreeing body.

Making corrections and adjustments

There are situations when it becomes necessary to change something or make adjustments after the approval of technical assignment and the 3D model of the building is already developed.

For example:

• the restaurant is located on the territory of a business center or a mall, which management holds the right to establish its own requirements for the design of a summer cafe adjacent to their buildings
• when the street color solution concept has changed
• you changed your mind about installing umbrellas and want marquises
• you decided to change the color scheme of the summer cafe or the color passport of the façade of the building was changed
• seeing the final picture, you came up with the idea to change furniture or anything else to a different option
• you decided to increase the area of the summer café, change its location or the filling of the veranda

This is not a problem: all edits are made individually based on your wishes or the requirements of the management of the premises. We will promptly make all edits you need.

 

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Visualization of exteriors: the working process

Visualization using 3D technologies is a creative process. The result of this work is a unique image that conveys the mood of the author and leaves some impression on the viewers.
Architectural 3D visualization of exteriors is created almost every time before the beginning of the project. It largely facilitates the perception of the building, provides an opportunity to consider in details all the pros and cons, to evaluate all the architectural delights and surroundings terrain. Instead of tedious and boring drawings, accurate calculations, graphs and tables, the viewer sees an accurate 3D model of the object that is easily percepted.

Visualization of exteriors

However, in order to create this model, it is necessary to pass certain working stages. Let’s try to understand what the steps precede this ultimate goal – the creation of a 3D model of the exterior and let’s understand, whether it is easy or not.
So, first of all, each project requires an individual approach. In the preparation stage, analysis and planning are necessary. By breaking down a whole into simple components, it is much easier to perform the project to meet the set deadlines and a certain budget.

The main programs using which 3D images for architectural 3D visualization are created

Today 3d Studio Max software is especially popular, which offers users wide opportunities and plenty of options for high-quality and high-grade graphics. This professional software package is ideal for creating high-quality animation and three-dimensional modeling, in particular, 3D visualization of houses, buildings, facades etc. The program offers plenty of options, giving the maximum capacity.

renderig of exterior

Another program for architectural visualization and design is ArchiCAD. It is simple in usability and functionality. You can use it to implement a variety of technologies. A unique feature of this program is that it can prepare required documentation, while the architect is developing a 3D visualization of the exterior.

In addition to programs, actively used various modules and plug-ins for 3D visualization of premises, houses, buildings, facades and exteriors in general:
V-Ray is a rendering system and is used to create lightweight versions of objects.skyscraper rendering

By using such programs, a three-dimensional scene is created, after which you can proceed to architectural visualization itself. Time frames of exterior’s rendering process can range from a few hours per frame to several weeks, depending on the project, experience and software used. Another important point is the power of computer. More powerful it is – the quicker and better the process is.

So each project requires an individual approach. In the preparation step, it is necessary to analyze and plan. By breaking it down into simple components, it is much easier to carry out the project, to meet the set deadlines and to fit into a certain budget.

Main stages:

1. Development of technical specification. At this stage occurs the preparation of all necessary drawings, charts and other documents, which are full of numbers and calculations. The main task is to make accurate calculations of architecture that can be implemented in the project.

2. The calculation of cost of the future project is prepared. Here are made rough estimates for construction materials and labor. This step is necessary in order to understand if to apply 3D imaging of exterior or not.

3. Creation of a basic model of the future facility. Selection of a program to work, all the calculations are converted to graphics, initial sketches are made.
4. Creation of exterior of the desired object. The future object is fully created that you can see in 3D.

5. Addition of the finishing touches. Engagement in the development of interactive features, enhancement of image quality, addition of convenience features and options.

Thus, we can say that the process of creation of 3D-models of exterior’s visualization is quite complicated and requires specific efforts, experience and professionalism.
The final stage of visualization and buildings’ 3D exterior design can become its completion in Photoshop using various additional plug-ins, to give it a more realistic and lively outlook.

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What is architectural animation?

Animated architecture is used in the creation of animated film where all architectural peculiarities and object’s infrastructure are demonstrated. Architectural animation is simply called animation.

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3D rendering (visualization) is the creation of 3D model of an object in a virtual environment so as to study its characteristics. With 3D rendering, it is now possible to present and showcase your projects down to the smallest details.

You can now showcase your future projects to investors even up to the interiors decoration without physically building your projects. This method is very common amongst real estate firms and private individuals. And you can do this as long as you want.

3D Visualization makes your presentation come alive with a visual appeal.

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Sustained quality, observance of time, systemic approach.

Working on a project architects confront a question: «In what way they can profitably present it to a customer?».

Drawings, sketches or planning documentation are everything that usually helps architects to work comfortably and easily aren’t good enough for customers, because they are very far from cobwebs of architect’s work.

The most profitable and intelligible way to present the project is 3D rendering that helps architects:

 

  • to free time for creative work;
  • to bolster your profit margins;
  • to guarantee competitive position.

Call us  or write on mail@vrender.com, in order to book the rendering of your project and to know all details about all work advantages with our architectural visualization studio and about different variants of effective architectural objects presentation.

Robert Brice (a founder of the “AECIS Interiors” studio) tells about experience of cooperation with our studio:

Benefits of using qualitative architectural rendering

An opportunity to demonstrate a photorealistic image of a project and make a simpler way of coordination. Sometimes it is very difficult to explain to a customer the concept of the project.

It is very difficult to do it orally, but many transitional stages, such as the first sketches or conceptual drawings with a pencil can be sufficient for you may not be intelligent to a customer, so all coordination work and explanations will drag out a business.

The project of reconstruction: current situation and the first sketches (You think a customer will understand the idea? Fat chance).

An ideal decision for a customer will be to see a three-dimensional image of his own object.

Renovation project rendering, so the customer understand an architectural concept and the project will be concurred and proved:

 

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Furthermore, a customer has business partners, colleagues, friends and a family whom he wishes to consult with in order to determine conclusively. But for them it is too difficult to puzzle out project documentation and to understand architectural and planning concepts. Even more reason is that a client and not you will present the project. Here again rendering will be a finished, nice and intelligible picture, so it is a good way to form a favorable opinion about the project among people whom a client accustomed to advice. Very often, he put a rendering of his future house or shop on the table or demonstrates it on IPhone.

And in the case of objects presentation at public hearings or before different planning commissions rendering is practically the only way of demonstration.

A possibility to convince a client of the need to order a project

 

 

Is your customer thinking, hesitating of the need of a project or his manager of the work can build everything himself?

The main fact is to «give a kick» to a customer and motivate him to order the complete outfit of the project documentation, spending minimum amount of time and money. Rendering is the best way to solve such a problem, because it is enough to use only several sketches and reference images for creation of a nice marketing picture.

A reference image and alternate layout (for an experienced architect it is a simple, quick and a solvable problem):

 

stairs drawing

Consequently, you can demonstrate the image of a client’s future stairs even before the stage of initial design, finally convince him at your professional manner, and show the necessity of further cooperation.

 

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Rendering – the project is well designed and finished

A possibility to get an additional income

Rendering for an architect is cheaper than for an end customer.

During rendering takes place, with a cooperation of both architect and visualizer, corrections are proposed, angles are approved, and technical assignment is coordinated. Rather than anywhere else at this cooperation an additional value of a rendering is born. Another way of putting it is that rendering that has been ordered at our studio is selling to the end customer at a higher price.

All the more reason is that by means of a qualitative rendering worth of the project is rising at customer’s eyes.

A possibility to save some time for a creative work and greenfield-projects

Once in a way an architect have to follow all customers’ tough requirements. So, practically all architects have kitschy projects – they are simple and banal architecturally, but nevertheless very attractive for a client.

Such a routine for perfect architects is very burdensome, but all the same moneymaker especially if the question is about facade stylization of already-existing objects.

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Specified planning documentation, drawings or detailed sketches aren’t needed to be used.

Rendering helps to solve such a problem: you describe the concept of the project and prepare schematic sketches (of course, a client doesn’t need them, but they are enough for beginning of the rendering work). In a similar fashion, it is possible to visualize only facades apart from foreground images that in some cases allow stepping away from drawings and save your time and money.
Additional confidence that in the course of projection and material selection were not refused admittance.

Rendering reproduces a play of light and shadow that cannot be represented in any other way. Many materials change their color and reflective power depending on optic angle and lightning, so that this property is taking into account during materials selection.

Also rendering allows watch different variants of color layout and to choose the best one.

Rendering is a sort of control examination of the whole project. To integrate all possible amendments is cheaper at the design stage than in the process of construction.

A project that has been already designed and visualized can be incased in portfolio and demonstrated to new customers without waiting the end of construction.
Object construction is delayed very often or even doesn’t begin sometimes. Nevertheless, the project is finished and examined in detailed, so that a wish appeared to show it to new customers, colleagues or put up for tender.

And since our rendering has been taken for a photograph, you can easily replace the photo of a completed object. It will speed up architect’s portfolio replenishment and spend the minimum of time between project finish and its beginning, so it brings the glory to an architect and his studio.

Competitive position before other architects, because they don’t have a good rendering.

Unfortunately, for us (visualizers) and fortunately for you (architects), not many architects consider a qualitative 3D visualization as a necessity.

Some architects:

• prefer to refuse from rendering at all forgetting about its demonstrativeness for a customer;
• economize greatly on rendering without paying attention at its quality and doing everything only just to check the box, because «everybody do the same».

Such approach is appropriated only for some architectural circles. But if to take into consideration business engineering, architecture or design, projects sales will be topside. Project success depends on their visual appeal that is exactly reproduced by rendering.

Graphic tablets with our works, executed for Architectural and design workshops “Allegro” and “White square”:

An opportunity to give new release of life to old competitive or unrealized projects.

Surely, every architect has several old, unrealized, but all the same compelling projects. Such projects you wish to use in portfolio or demonstrate to new potential clients but it can’t be done because of their obsolete form of presentation (a wash drawing, axonometric drawings or a simple model of “ArchiCAD”).

Rendering gives new release of life to projects like that and they will work for you a great while, attracting more clients.

 

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Architectural visualization is a step forward in town planning. Modern society demands different requirements to the cities’ appearance. Particular value acquires original design decisions and the aesthetic component of the architectural object.

It is not enough just to build a common house, because people want to create a great and interesting object, perfectly suitable to a particular place. Such a result will help you to achieve the architectural visualization that allows creating a graphical display of the object.

 

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Large building must have preliminary layouts. You can see the appreciable advantages of architectural visualization (in comparison with traditional models) with the rendering methods of creating photorealistic objects. It is essential when you turn on the architectural form of a holistic architectural ensemble.

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Visualization allows you to see the object from all sides, so that it becomes possible to make changes in the project before starting to implement it. You can change both the overall concept, and a few lines that will show a perfection of each form and will allow you to integrate it into the existing environment.

Architectural Visualization is perfectly suitable for the presentation of the project to investors or the competition of architectural committees.

 

 

 

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What is architectural animation?

Animated architecture is used in the creation of animated film where all architectural peculiarities and object’s infrastructure are demonstrated. Architectural animation is simply called animation.

Watch the HD videos on our channels

yuotube rendering vimeo rendering

 

 

See also 3D Architectural rendering of interior, exterior and others projects.

3D rendering (visualization) is the creation of 3D model of an object in a virtual environment so as to study its characteristics. With 3D rendering, it is now possible to present and showcase your projects down to the smallest details.

You can now showcase your future projects to investors even up to the interiors decoration without physically building your projects. This method is very common amongst real estate firms and private individuals. And you can do this as long as you want.

3D Visualization makes your presentation come alive with a visual appeal.

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