Always curious about implementing VR in ArchViz, I found a great article on Allegorithmic’s blog by Mirko Vescio from Oneiroes featuring the use of Unity. I kindly asked him if he can dive a bit deeper into the process, and that he did. The project covered in this article actually features a collaboration with Unity to showcase their HDRP (High Definition Render Pipeline) through a virtual walkthrough of their newly opened London office, designed and built by M Moser Associates.
When first seeing massit, (in a video. did not take it for a VR spin yet) it reminded me of SketchUp a lot! The “back to basics” approach Mischa Winkler adopted is something I relate to and one that seems to have paved the path for massit as it is now. Not sure yet what this could bring to the table, but if you are a designer and you have access to an HTC Vive – Read this case study by Mischa, and take massit for a spin! then come back here a tell us what it is like for you.
Seeing the Lucid Arch website for the first time it immediately captured my attention. This was prior to “The Vineyard” as I was making final prep for the challenge and I contacted Benoit Dereau, the creator, to learm more about it at that time. Benoit is a 3D Generalist who accumulated skills in architectural visualization and level-design for video games production. In the last couple of years he combines his CG knowledge to produce architectural visualisation scenes through real-time engines and today he showcases Lucid Arch Dreams here. Enjoy!
Things are heating up in real time! Miss Daisy is a comic short movie recorded in real-time in the Unreal Engine 4. This project was completed in 14 weeks by a group of students at NAD / UQAC for their final semester.
GDC 2015 is here and Epic Games kickstarts with great news – Unreal Engine 4 is now available to everyone for free, and all future updates will be free. How cool is that! If you have paid for a subscription on or after January 30th like myself, you will receive a pro-rated refund for your latest month’s payment after March 12th. You’ll continue to receive all future updates for free.
Lumion 2 was officially released today, after being available for current clients starting a few days ago, as the development team made big efforts to deliver the new version before Christmas. Lumion 2 brings new features to the quick & easy real-time 3d visualization package most notably, a new lighting system with an IES preset library, a new sky rendering system supporting night-time and new cloud types, a revamped user interface, better animation control and much more.