Having Fun With Interactive Floor Plans

October 26, 2010

Creating a unique looking interactive floor plan is a challenge and yet seeing the completely 3D finished product looks really great.

Interactive floor plans are a great way of catching others attention and that would mean that people may actually listen to what a company or a product is saying.

Having a fully realized and 3D floor plan will save your company from presenting a very dry and bland looking floor plan presentation such as this…

Presenting an awesome looking 3D interactive floor plan allows your company to showcase the skills that your company can provide for clients.

3D Renderings Versus Quality in Hollywood Movies

October 20, 2010

2010 has proven to us, as the movie going public, that high end and gorgeous 3D renderings and 3D graphics don’t necessarily mean great movies.

Even producers themselves are expressing their disdain for some of the works that Hollywood has produced in a couple of years.

Movies such as the 3D renderings heavy Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen or the critically panned X-Men Origins Wolverine might have earned a lot of money in terms of ticket sales but it did not deliver what fans really wanted to see or hear.

But what should really weigh heavy in the minds of movie makers right now is the fact that people arent paying good money just to see eye popping special effects. People would want to see a good movie with a great plot and character development and a great production value to booth. It’s not really purely about eye candy.

Movies are after all done to tell a story not just showcase high end explosions and effects.

Easy Ideas for Virtual Shopping with Interactive Elements

October 19, 2010

With 3D renderings and 3D walkthroughs being all the rage in terms of presentations for architectural firms isnt it about time for 3D walkthroughs and virtual shopping to come hand in hand in creating the best possible virtual shopping experience.

Here are some great ideas for when the next evolution of virtual shopping begins.

One of the things that virtual shoppes can enjoy is the almost lifelike interactivity between them and the shops or between themselves and the products that they are interested in purchasing.

A research team from the electronics giant Philips have come up with a great way to ease the virtual shopping experience.

When coupled nicely with a great looking 3D rendering, the shopping glass technology will be a great help for the virtual shoppers who would like to see the nitty gritty details on the products that they would want to purchase.

The shopping glass technology can also give added information to virtual shoppers anywhere in the world with just a touch of a button or a mouseclick.

Another great interactive service idea that virtual shopping can also provide a shoppers with an interactive wall such as this…

With this interactive wall added to a virtual shopping mall, shoppers can easily meet other people with the same taste in fashion among other things while also at the same time easily send suggestions and reactions to shopkeepers and shop owners.

These are only some futuristic yet practical ideas that can be incorporated and executed properly for virtual shopping.

The Perfect Mix – 3D Games and 3D TV

October 14, 2010

While the gaming industry may have its ups and downs the past couple of months, many people are still interested in seeing what the video game industry has to offer. And it appears like 3D games have become the norm.

When paired with the best 3D TV available in the market, the results can be astonishing.



3D Walkthroughs For NYCC?

October 12, 2010

The East Coast’s biggest pop culture event is finally happening right before us and we’ve got tons of new announcements from the world of gaming, toys and other cool stuff thanks to the New York Comic Convention. The convention center is packed to the brim with various booths its easy to get lost in a sea of people.

What’s the best thing to do to avoid getting lost and spending more time than you should in looking for a specific booth or a specific room in the convention floor? Why not take advantage of 3D walkthroughs?

Having beautifully rendered custom 3D walkthroughs in front of the lobby as well as in other strategic locations within the convention floor.It’s in this way that convention goers and fans alike can actually enjoy the time they are in the floor.

A friendly tip to NYCC organizers also, having 3D walkthroughs within the convention center also gives you the chance to earn additional income. By putting up digital and interactive floor plans, you can also give advertisers added sources for advertising, which means added revenue for the NYCC and other similar pop culture related conventions.

Things to Consider in 3D Virtual Venues

October 6, 2010

One way of thoroughly impressing potential business clients and partners during presentations and conference calls is through the creative use of 3D Virtual venues.

Setting up 3D virtual venues for office activities can also be a good way of showing clients that your company is pampering them and their projects and focus solely on their well being. Also having these creative materials handy during presentation also means that you are aware and willing to provide them with the dedication they need.

Stepping and embracing the future is a bold challenge for any business. But it is important that every once in a while, institutions and organizations step out of their usual comfort zones and invest in something so amazing and so eye-popping to “spice up” their virtual needs.

3d animation companies such as 3dwalkthroughs.com can provide your business with high end animation services such as custom 3d virtual venues for your business.

Be sure to give it a try and see why we are the best architectural animation in the world.

Hollywood Embraces Animated Pirates

October 4, 2010

With the release of Gore Verbinski’s Pirates of the Carribean trilogy, Hollywood and the rest of the world has openly embraced pirate movies once more. But what caused about this change? A few years back, no one wanted to touch a movie dealing with pirates. There were a few attempts which all failed spectacularly. What was the missing ingredient that gave new life to this genre? The answer is simple. It was animation.

Animation was the key ingredient that boosted the movies produced by Disney and starred Hollywood heartthrobs like Johnny Depp, Kiera Knightly and Orlando Bloom. Infused with a highly comedic and action packed script, the first Pirates of the Carribean was a runaway hit. By the time the second movie hit the screens, the audience were awe-struck with tentacle-faced Davey Jones and his barnacled, undead crew.

3D modeling and 3D animation did just the trick in order for the film to become not only a breakthrough winner but also a successful cash generator. For the film, Pirates of the Carribbean: At World’s End, only one actor was physically present during scenes involving Davey Jones’ Flying Dutchman and that was for the character “Bootstrap” Bill Turner. Shooting these scenes were only made successful through the use of Maya and photorealistic illustrations taken from Gentle Giant body scans of actors to create subdivision surface models with compatible proportions. ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) was also tapped to help out by using its photography-based CloneCam system to reference the actor’s faces.

In animating and fine-tuning the movements of the movie’s main antagonist, Davey Jones, animators worked with motion captured data for body movements while facial expressions and lip synch were animated by hand. Pull-down menus were also used to take the place of British actor Bill Nighy in some scenes. A customized ILM program called “Compare” was also employed in order to give the animators the chance to run videos of the actors side by side with the 3D model.

Animation-1 and 3Dwalkthrough.com are companies that have deliver the same quality of work but for mainstream audiences including construction firms, architects, engineers, home builders and even real estate agents or agents. They both offer high resolution and high quality 3D renderings and photorealistic illustrations as well as perfectly customized 3D walkthroughs for presentations. These walkthroughs also help in showing people what the finished unit or building would look like.

Animated pirates and other fantastic creatures may come out of movies but they may also create the houses we live in or the malls that we love to visit or hang out in. It’s a wonderful thing to actually live in a world that the fantastic and the mundane co-exist peacefully.