VR today will not be your VR of the future. We are still in the infancy of virtual reality technology, but the industry has made huge strides over the last three years.
There’s a big difference between looking at a picture and being in a picture.
The challenge architects and engineers often face is how to thoroughly present plans that show their vision.
For years, designers, contractors and owners had to rely on two-dimensional drawings to convey their ideas. Everything changed with the arrival of three-dimensional (3D) computer-aided design (CAD). Even today’s 3D renderings come up short when trying to offer a holistic view of a jobsite.
But the latest visualization technology – virtual reality – is changing the way we communicate and experience the built world. Introduced and advanced by the video game industry, virtual reality (VR) has found its way into the AEC industry.