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.


The New Standard In Home Theaters? 360 Degree 3D Cinema

January 23, 2008


3Dwalkthroughs.com just became aware of the world’s first 360 degree 3D cinema, debuting now at the University of New South Wales.

As part of the Sydney Festival, the university’s iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research is showcasing its “T-Visionarium”, a virtual reality theatre that is 10metres wide and 4metres high.

Wearing 3D glasses, a Cinema goer steps into the cylindrical cinema, selects the video clips they want to watch using a computer program, and produce and direct where they want the story to go.

From the 30-metre-curved screen, the viewers experience being surrounded by hundreds of Australian television broadcast clips moving in three dimensions.

Source: The Epoch Times

The T-Visionarium is not only being used as entertainment, but is also being used as an immersive 3D training tool. Four mining companies have already purchased the technology to train their workers on proper maintenance techniques, how to work machinery underground, as well as the obvious, emergency response protocol.

About TVisionarium Mk II
TVisionarium Mk II is “an immersive eye-popping stereo 3D interactive 360-degree experience where a user can search through a vast database of television shows and rearrange their shots in the virtual space that surrounds them.”

Click Here for a YouTube video which describes the immersive 3D experience


The New Standard In Home Theaters? 360 Degree 3D Cinema

January 23, 2008


3Dwalkthroughs.com just became aware of the world’s first 360 degree 3D cinema, debuting now at the University of New South Wales.

As part of the Sydney Festival, the university’s iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research is showcasing its “T-Visionarium”, a virtual reality theatre that is 10metres wide and 4metres high.

Wearing 3D glasses, a Cinema goer steps into the cylindrical cinema, selects the video clips they want to watch using a computer program, and produce and direct where they want the story to go.

From the 30-metre-curved screen, the viewers experience being surrounded by hundreds of Australian television broadcast clips moving in three dimensions.

Source: The Epoch Times

The T-Visionarium is not only being used as entertainment, but is also being used as an immersive 3D training tool. Four mining companies have already purchased the technology to train their workers on proper maintenance techniques, how to work machinery underground, as well as the obvious, emergency response protocol.

About TVisionarium Mk II
TVisionarium Mk II is “an immersive eye-popping stereo 3D interactive 360-degree experience where a user can search through a vast database of television shows and rearrange their shots in the virtual space that surrounds them.”

Click Here for a YouTube video which describes the immersive 3D experience


The New Standard In Home Theaters? 360 Degree 3D Cinema

January 23, 2008


3Dwalkthroughs.com just became aware of the world’s first 360 degree 3D cinema, debuting now at the University of New South Wales.

As part of the Sydney Festival, the university’s iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research is showcasing its “T-Visionarium”, a virtual reality theatre that is 10metres wide and 4metres high.

Wearing 3D glasses, a Cinema goer steps into the cylindrical cinema, selects the video clips they want to watch using a computer program, and produce and direct where they want the story to go.

From the 30-metre-curved screen, the viewers experience being surrounded by hundreds of Australian television broadcast clips moving in three dimensions.

Source: The Epoch Times

The T-Visionarium is not only being used as entertainment, but is also being used as an immersive 3D training tool. Four mining companies have already purchased the technology to train their workers on proper maintenance techniques, how to work machinery underground, as well as the obvious, emergency response protocol.

About TVisionarium Mk II
TVisionarium Mk II is “an immersive eye-popping stereo 3D interactive 360-degree experience where a user can search through a vast database of television shows and rearrange their shots in the virtual space that surrounds them.”

Click Here for a YouTube video which describes the immersive 3D experience


UpNext- Detailed 3D Map of Every Building in NYC

November 22, 2007


UpNext, a 4 person New York City start-up, has created a facebook application that bridges the gap between the 2D maps and images seen on Google Maps, Live Maps, and Yahoo Maps. It also brings a new level of functionality to Google Earth and Virtual Earth.

UpNext has launched an extremely detailed 3D map of Manhattan which shows almost every building in the city. In addition to the impressive detail of each building, UpNext’s technology includes the following features: Users can pan and zoom within the 3D map,click on a building to get its full tenant list or even type a specific address to fly directly to the building. Another unique feature of the UpNext technology is the ability to set filters which highlight nearby restaurants, bars, stores, hotels, museums, or sports facilities.

Integrating the UpNext technology into Facebook gives their 3D map added value by allowing a user to benefit from the experiences of all their Facebook friends. The application includes a friend slider for easy sorting and viewing all the places they’ve rated.

3Dwalkthroughs.com thinks the UpNext technology could be a perfect complement to our Custom 3D Walkthroughs, 3D Renderings and 3D Floor Plans by serving as an entry point to our Manhattan based presentations. The ability to learn so much about an area surrounding one of our development projects in Manhattan is extremely valuable to our clients, expecially one viewing the property from a remote location. Hopefully UpNext will get the investment they are looking for so we can utilize their application in other parts of the country.


UpNext- Detailed 3D Map of Every Building in NYC

November 22, 2007


UpNext, a 4 person New York City start-up, has created a facebook application that bridges the gap between the 2D maps and images seen on Google Maps, Live Maps, and Yahoo Maps. It also brings a new level of functionality to Google Earth and Virtual Earth.

UpNext has launched an extremely detailed 3D map of Manhattan which shows almost every building in the city. In addition to the impressive detail of each building, UpNext’s technology includes the following features: Users can pan and zoom within the 3D map,click on a building to get its full tenant list or even type a specific address to fly directly to the building. Another unique feature of the UpNext technology is the ability to set filters which highlight nearby restaurants, bars, stores, hotels, museums, or sports facilities.

Integrating the UpNext technology into Facebook gives their 3D map added value by allowing a user to benefit from the experiences of all their Facebook friends. The application includes a friend slider for easy sorting and viewing all the places they’ve rated.

3Dwalkthroughs.com thinks the UpNext technology could be a perfect complement to our Custom 3D Walkthroughs, 3D Renderings and 3D Floor Plans by serving as an entry point to our Manhattan based presentations. The ability to learn so much about an area surrounding one of our development projects in Manhattan is extremely valuable to our clients, expecially one viewing the property from a remote location. Hopefully UpNext will get the investment they are looking for so we can utilize their application in other parts of the country.


UpNext- Detailed 3D Map of Every Building in NYC

November 22, 2007


UpNext, a 4 person New York City start-up, has created a facebook application that bridges the gap between the 2D maps and images seen on Google Maps, Live Maps, and Yahoo Maps. It also brings a new level of functionality to Google Earth and Virtual Earth.

UpNext has launched an extremely detailed 3D map of Manhattan which shows almost every building in the city. In addition to the impressive detail of each building, UpNext’s technology includes the following features: Users can pan and zoom within the 3D map,click on a building to get its full tenant list or even type a specific address to fly directly to the building. Another unique feature of the UpNext technology is the ability to set filters which highlight nearby restaurants, bars, stores, hotels, museums, or sports facilities.

Integrating the UpNext technology into Facebook gives their 3D map added value by allowing a user to benefit from the experiences of all their Facebook friends. The application includes a friend slider for easy sorting and viewing all the places they’ve rated.

3Dwalkthroughs.com thinks the UpNext technology could be a perfect complement to our Custom 3D Walkthroughs, 3D Renderings and 3D Floor Plans by serving as an entry point to our Manhattan based presentations. The ability to learn so much about an area surrounding one of our development projects in Manhattan is extremely valuable to our clients, expecially one viewing the property from a remote location. Hopefully UpNext will get the investment they are looking for so we can utilize their application in other parts of the country.


3D Walkthroughs – Which Unit Should You Choose?

November 9, 2007

3Dwalkthroughs.com often runs into 2 schools of thought when deciding which unit to showcase when creating 3D Walkthroughs, 3D Floor Plans or 3D Renderings for a development property. Almost all of the companies we work with want to show a full exterior view along with any amenity areas that are included as part of the development.

The decision that differs amongst development companies is which unit to showcase in the 3D presentation. Some marketing departments like to show the best unit the devlopment has to offer. The thought process behind this philosophy is that the largest number of inquiries will be generated. Once they get these potential buyers into a sales office they can always upsell other features of the building. The goal is to get them to overlook the fact that the actual unit that is available or affordable is much different that the one in the marketing presentation.

The second school of thought is to showcase a unit type that is not being sold as fast as the other units. The 3D presentation of these types of units can highlight other features of the building, but more importantly, the properties purchasing agent knows they are getting much more qualified clients.

We have seen cases that validate both of these schools of thought. It seems that this decision is often based on the timing of when the 3D presentations are introduced as part of the marketing materials. If they are introduced at the beginning of the marketing plan, it is more likely that the best unit available will be showcased. In contrast, if the 3D presentation is introduced after the marketing efforts have begun, it is more likely that a developer will want to showcase a unit type that is not selling as fast as the others.


Blog For Google 3D Warehouse Part 4 (October Pick)

October 2, 2007


As many of you know, 3Dwalkthroughs.com selects our favorite 3D model each month from Greg Rose’s blog which highlights new 3D building models as they are added to Google’s 3D Warehouse.

Our monthly selection is based on impressive: architecture, level of detail, level of realism etc.

For the month of October we have chosen New Nou Camp. I chose this particular model as I was intrigued by the use of colors and curves.

Description

After 50 years of wonderful memories, the Camp Nou is looking to the future with optimism. The world-famous firm of architects, Foster + Partners, is to undertake the remodelling of the stadium based on the initial concepts of Francesc Mitjans. Home of FC Barcelona this new stadium will feature a glittering facade studded with colored polycarbonate and glass panels, creating a scaly skin of sorts, serving to shade, shelter, provide natural ventilation, and make a strong visual statement. The redesign will increase the Camp Nou’s capacity from 98,000 to 106,000. The construction work will begin in 2009 and is due to be completed by the start of the 2011-2012 season. Total cost of the project is 250 million euro. Model made by Stefan Larsson, larstefan@gmail.com


Blog For Google 3D Warehouse Part 4 (October Pick)

October 2, 2007


As many of you know, 3Dwalkthroughs.com selects our favorite 3D model each month from Greg Rose’s blog which highlights new 3D building models as they are added to Google’s 3D Warehouse.

Our monthly selection is based on impressive: architecture, level of detail, level of realism etc.

For the month of October we have chosen New Nou Camp. I chose this particular model as I was intrigued by the use of colors and curves.

Description

After 50 years of wonderful memories, the Camp Nou is looking to the future with optimism. The world-famous firm of architects, Foster + Partners, is to undertake the remodelling of the stadium based on the initial concepts of Francesc Mitjans. Home of FC Barcelona this new stadium will feature a glittering facade studded with colored polycarbonate and glass panels, creating a scaly skin of sorts, serving to shade, shelter, provide natural ventilation, and make a strong visual statement. The redesign will increase the Camp Nou’s capacity from 98,000 to 106,000. The construction work will begin in 2009 and is due to be completed by the start of the 2011-2012 season. Total cost of the project is 250 million euro. Model made by Stefan Larsson, larstefan@gmail.com