iPhone – Mobile 3D Walkthroughs

September 15, 2007


As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I was going to be taking the plunge and test driving an iPhone. One of my main motivations for wanting to switch to the iPhone was the desire to load some of my 3D Walkthroughs and 3D Rendering samples on a device that was extremely easy to carry.

I can honestly say that after a week of showing 3dwalkthroughs.com samples to various clients from the iPhone, I am extremely pleased.

The iphone display is crystal clear and really provides a good sized screen when turned to a horizontal postiion. Because the response from clients has been so positive I really feel the iPhone can replace my laptop in many instances.

The next generation of the iPhone will certainly be an effective way for developers to mail out full multi-media listing presentations directly to a potential buyer’s iPhone. I will continue you to post my experiences with the iPhone as I have more time to play with it.


Are 3D Virtual Worlds The Future Of Global Commerce? ICANN CEO Says "YES"

September 10, 2007

ICANN CEO, Paul Twomey recently told the audience of the 2007 Influence Forum, that virtual worlds are the future of global commerce.

He feels that fields including retail, client services, B2B and advertising would all be using some form of virtual platform to compete in the future.

3Dwalkthroughs.com has been cultivating various relationships with companies we believe to be emerging players in the virtual world arena. As we have been speculating over the last few months we also believe the convergence of virtual worlds and social networking platforms is set to explode.

While virtual worlds such as Second Life has been getting some negative press lately, we think more focused applications of virtual world technologies will start taking shape.

One of our goals is to push the envelope with regards to the level of realism that can be achieved graphically in a virtual world environment. If the same level of realism can be achieved in a virtual world as we can achieve with our 3D Walkthroughs, 3D Renderings and 3D Floor Plans, we believe an increased number of companies will take this technology more seriously.


About ICANN

Short for Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a nonprofit organization that has assumed the responsibility for IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management and root server system management functions previously performed under U.S. Government contract.

ICANN was created by the late Jon Postel in the fall of 1998 in response to a policy statement issued by the US Department of Commerce. This statement called for the formation of a private sector not-for-profit Internet stakeholder to administer policy for the Internet name and address system.

Thus far ICANN has taken various measures to oversee the domain-name registration system’s transition from government hands to private hands and to coordinate its decentralization and the integration into a global community.


June 15, 2007


We highly recommend checking out MaxPodcasting. They offer a great way for realtors and new builders to market their new and existing properties by delivering audio or video real estate content to iPods and other portable media players, like PDAs or Sony PSPs, on demand, so that it can be listened to or watched at the user’s convenience.

We look forward to using this service to deliver our clients Custom 3D Walkthroughs, 3D Renderings, and 3D Floor Plans in an impressive format that they can watch at their own convenience.

About MaxPodcasting
MaxPodcasting allows real estate professionals from individual agents to brokers to home builders to publish, syndicate (think of a newspaper columnist or TV show) and distribute their own online real estate TV show.

MaxPodcasting real estate video podcasting technology is the marriage of streaming video technology with distribution channels across the Web. We create your video podcast feed and episodes for your listings. People find your podcast on various websites, podcast directories, video sharing sites and blogs. Then, they can subscribe to your custom-branded “show” so that anytime you add a new listing episode, they will receive updates automatically to their news feed, desktop or through e-mail. You can even add your podcasts listing episodes your website, so people can also download your listing videos to their PC, iPod™, Sony PSP or PDA device. You, your brand and your client’s listing are always top of mind! It’s PUSH marketing that will get you noticed!


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June 10, 2007

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Ever hear of a 3D Walkthrough?

June 9, 2007

An article in the Washington Post talks about the use of model homes to help market the growing inventory of newly constructed properties as the housing market continues to cool off across the country.

Hey Homebuilders! Ever hear of a 3D Walkthrough? Model homes are great to show the interior possibilities, but what about the amenities, surrounding areas and other planned features that cannot be replicated with a model home?
In addition to being able to demonstrate features which are limited by a model home 3D Walkthroughs and 3D renderings are also a lot more inexpensive to create, much more flexible and much quicker to turnaround. 3dwalkthroughs.com predicts it is just a matter of time before a 3D Walkthrough totally replaces the use of a model home.

Dressed to Sell
With Houses Lingering on the Market, Builders Outfit Their Model Homes

By Nancy Trejos
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, June 2, 2007; F01

Sales were swift when Winchester Homes began marketing Broad Creek Landing, a cul-de-sac community of 24 single-family houses not far from downtown Annapolis — so swift that Winchester officials saw no need to decorate their model home.

But 18 months later, the market has cooled and there are seven houses left to be sold, starting in the upper $700,000s.

In January, Winchester enlisted Model Home Interiors of Elkridge, Md., to decorate three key rooms in its model, which had been sitting empty since it was constructed in July because it was assumed that the project would sell out quickly. In went two oversize brown chairs and a coffee table in the family room; a table, four chairs and a pitcher in the solarium; and another table with four chairs and a bowl of fake pasta in the dining room.

“This is better than it being plain white walls,” said Pat Vogt, community sales manager for the project, as she stood in the dining room.

Back during the boom years, when people would camp overnight to buy into a new community, the model home lost some of its impact as a selling tool. Like Winchester, some builders did not even decorate their models. Others used the models only to market their upgrades. Now that the pace of sales has slowed, however, builders and interior designers say the model home has become more important than ever in marketing an entire community.

One sign that model-home merchandising is making a comeback is the growing popularity of “vignette” decorating, or dressing up certain rooms rather than an entire house. When builders are stuck with leftover houses to sell, they try to entice buyers by making the most popular spaces, such as the dining room and family room, seem more livable by adding furniture, tapestries, knickknacks or even fake fruit. In essence, it is a quickie styling job to get a house off the market.
The rest the article can be found here>>>


May 17, 2007

The staff of 3dwalkthroughs.com is visiting our nations capital for the NAR Mid-Year Conference. We will post a full run down of all our our experiences and discoveries after the show today.


Linkin Park Celebrates New Album Release with Fans in Virtual MTV …

May 16, 2007

About a month ago, I posted an article about an independent band, Buddahead, throwing a live concert which was also simulcast in Second Life. Now, Linkin Park, is following suit by greeting fans in Virtual MTV to promote the release of their new album.

As we circle the boundaries of the various virtual worlds, one thing is clear: The most innovative companies across all industries will define how interacting in a virtual world can improve communication on very real world matters.

3dwalkthroughs.com will be announcing its first venture into the metaverse in the next month.