Autodesk University was quite the success last week, but we’re just getting started. Industry Insights by UNIFI invited Simon and Logan to be on their webinar. The topic: “BIM and Virtual Reality.”
BIM and Virtual Reality webinar highlights:
Why VR isn’t just about being showy—when you have BIM, it’s about data.
There’s some perception that this is showy, but rest assured that VR is not just a novelty that is cool to look at. The potential we see and we are working on is for tools that are useful, interactive, and data-driven.
There is a special kind of ergonomics that comes from this…. Instead of working from plans and elevations. You add a human element – it enhances the human data.
It’s amazing the amount of info you can learn from subtle head movements. From your view in a theater to the placement of your cabinets.
You can’t communicate things like scale and distance and proportion in any better way than VR and AR.
When it comes to Virtual and Augmented reality for AEC, good BIM is important. What’s good BIM? Bevel clarified:
…depends on what you want out of your AR and VR.
If you’re going for realistic and pretty, having all your materials modeled in a more filled out way makes a big difference….
If you’re going for something more data focused, then having all those metadata points filled out would be the crucial thing… We can automatically set up those exports, our algorithms can read those data points without having to do it manually.
BIM nerds and those of you spearheading VR and AR efforts at your firm, listen to the full webinar below for more tech talk.
Learn how Logan and Simon decided to become spatial technologists for AEC. Find out their favorite VR meeting room platform. And see which programming languages and game engines they use for each project.