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Former Head of HTC’s Vive Studios Joins Sixense Studios as President

Sixense Studios taps former HTC Vive Head for its software and content development for games and enterprise markets.

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Autodesk LIVE now supports Vive and Oculus Rift

Revit users powering interactive visualizations through the new Autodesk LIVE now have access to powerful VR (virtual reality) gear in Vive and Oculus support.

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Samsung Gear and HTC Vive Lead VR Survey But Magic Leap?

There are surprises in the CGarchitect VR survey but the bigger surprise perhaps is the brewing emergence of Magic Leap and what it means for computing and where Apple fits in this story.

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irisVR CEO and Co-Founder Talks About Pro VR Industry—Oculus versus Vive and More

In this executive interview, we talk to irisVR software company Co-Founder and CEO, Shane Scranton—about B2B virtual reality, the market, the hardware VR devices, Apple and much more.

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How generative design can change the process of product development

Generative Design is transforming the product design process. This Viewpoint article overviews the various ways Generative Design works to make products better.

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Registration Open for SketchUp 3D Basecamp 2022

3D Basecamp set to shine in beautiful Vancouver — Trimble’s annual user event boasts 2,000 attendees, over 100 speakers and sessions, expo!

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Product Review: AMD Radeon Pro W6400 GPU for Workstations

AMD’s new Radeon Pro W6400 brings strong economic value and performance to the entry-level and SFF workstation market, plus real-time raytracing!

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Product Review: NVIDIA RTX A2000 GPU for Workstations

NVIDIA RTX A2000 GPU delivers solid performance per dollar metrics — Architosh gives it a detailed spin across 3D CAD apps and benchmarks.

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INSIDER: Remote Work Has A New Partner in Varjo’s VR-3 and XR-3 Headsets

Varjo and its VR and XR headsets are already in a class by themselves—the pandemic drove their use up and now Reality Cloud comes next!

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The Wild is Changing the Realities of Work—The Pandemic Just Helped

Some AEC pros didn’t see the value of VR workflows until the pandemic hit. Now VR workflows may contribute to how work changes for the good in the future of AEC.

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The M1 Mac mini vs iMac Pro 2017 vs Everyone (Part 1)

Apple Mac computers with the new M1 chip are remarkably fast. We heard this from Apple but we confirmed it with our testing. Take a look.

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Khronos launches OpenXR 1.0 Adopters Program

OpenXR 1.0 takes off with multiple implementations from Microsoft and Oculus, with new advanced cross-vendor hand and eye tracking extensions and more!

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Vectorworks 2020 SP3 Out—Gains Real-Time Enscape Rendering and More

Vectorworks Spotlight quality fixes, BIM enhancements and Enscape and NBS Chorus partnerships are but a few of the new benefits to Vectorworks 2020 users.

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XTAL Professional VR Headset—As Shown at CES

New VR headset features unbeatable 8K resolution and unique VirtualLink capable implementation.

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AU19: Autodesk and Unity Tout New Unity Reflect at AU—Available Today!

Unity’s new Unity Reflect, announced at AU 2019 as imminent for release in December, has now arrived for purchase. The new live-synched, real-time immersive visualization tool supercharges AEC workflows for collaboration among project stakeholders.

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Professor Randy Deutsch—Discussing the Future of Architects: Convergence and Superusers (Part 1)

Author, architect, and professor Randy Deutsch talks to Architosh about his last two hit books delving into the transformative forces shaping change in AEC and the nature and characteristics of some of the architects responding to those forces he calls Superusers.

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Perspectives on AIA ’19—Technology and Architecture and Toward the Collective

Architosh presents its annual “perspectives” on BEST of SHOW honorees at AIA in Las Vegas. This year the focus on AEC technologies advances in the framework of last year’s efforts, recognizing the continuity and the developments we saw and awarded around the themes of the conference: collaboration, openness, and inclusiveness…toward the collective.

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Varjo Now Has Vast Reseller Network—Expands VR-1 Device

The program launches with 14 resellers, bringing in-person demos and local support to more than 34 countries across Europe and North America.

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Learning IN Las Vegas—Summary Impressions from Two Architecture Conferences

Clear themes loomed large at AIA 19 in Las Vegas. We discuss two of them in the context of technologies and change in the field of architecture.

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Volvo Cars and Varjo Announce World’s First Mixed Reality Application for Car Development

The future of car development is here: Volvo Cars and Varjo, the Finnish maker of high-end augmented reality headsets, have created a world-first mixed reality approach to evaluating prototypes, designs, and active safety technologies.

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Early Access: (emTech) section for INSIDER Xpresso—#04

Early Access coverage of the Emergent Technologies (emTech) section for the upcoming INSIDER Xpresso #04. Non-subscribers can gain access to this information by signing up for our monthly Xpresso newsletter for free. Inside this issue, we cover Smart Cities, AI and Robots in Architecture, Construction Robotics, brand new AR/VR tools and new Computational Design offerings from Dassault.

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Finland’s Varjo is a Game-Changer—VR-1 with Bionic Display Can Transform Industries

Virtual Reality (VR) is a powerfully immersive experience in today’s leading VR toolsets, but Varjo’s VR-1 adds incredibly useful “human-eye” resolution thanks to its Bionic Display technology.

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Khronos Group Announces OpenXR 0.90 Provision Spec for High-Performance Access to AR and VR Platforms

The group behind OpenGL and WebGL offers new industry standard spec for AR, VR and MX platforms simplifying software development to reach a larger array of hardware devices.

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‘The Wild’ Is Compelling New AR-VR Software Solution for Mac and Windows

The Wild is a new AR-VR software offering that powers remote multi-party collaborative design through the cloud using the top headsets like Oculus and Vive. The solution also uniquely supports Apple’s Mac computers in addition to Windows.

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macOS Platform Gains New Stunning VR 3D Software—Introducing eyecad VR

New award-winning Italian software startup has eye-catching VR 3D software platform on both Windows and Mac.

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Autodesk + Unity—Dave Rhodes of Unity Talks About New Partnership

Architosh goes in deep on the Autodesk and Unity partnership. Learn about our chat at AU 2018 with Unity executive, David Rhodes, as he reveals the deeper picture behind the news.

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WorldViz has launched Vizard 6—Python-based VR development platform

The upgraded VR development platform for researchers and innovators includes new support for Windows MR headsets and easier 3D art workflows.

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Perspectives on BEST of SHOW 2018: Perez’s Model of Technological Revolutions—BIM, CDEs and VR

Architosh presents its annual “perspectives” on BEST of SHOW honorees at AIA in NYC. This year we place our views on AEC technologies under the larger perspective of famed economist and technology historian, Carlota Perez—introducing her landmark Techno-Economic Paradigms (TEPs) theory model that explains how technology revolutions and financial capital conspire towards total paradigm shifts approximately every 60 years.

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AIA2018: On the Show Floor—Technology in Architecture Part 1

Part 1 of our show reports from the 2018 AIA National Convention and Expo in NYC. In this first part, we focus on the big four BIM authoring tool providers for architects and what they were showing to visitors to their booths.

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Infographic—The Future of VR (virtual reality) by 2025

A web agency has put together a researched infographic on the future of VR. We dig into the details and the findings and unpack a few of them in our analysis.

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GTC: Architecture and the Future of Technology—KPF, HKS, P+W, Gensler and Others

The third installment feature from this year’s NVIDIA GTC covers a lot of terrain as it summarizes key panel discussions from leading global architecture firms.

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CannonDesign—Powering Their Design Pipeline with NVIDIA GPU Technology

Continuing our coverage from the 2018 NVIDIA GTC Conference, Akiko Ashley profiles how CannonDesign—one of the architectural presenters at the GTC—utilizes NVIDIA GPU Technology across a range of virtualized desktop infrastructure and workstations powering everything from Revit to Unreal.

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Vectorworks Intros Reality Capture and VR Features—Powered Through Cloud

Vectorworks uses the power of the cloud to create 3D models from photos plus powers up web view VR features to enable high-end VR gear.

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Vulkan Coming to Apple — Alternative to Metal API Headed to Mac and iOS

Valve, LunarG and The Brenwill Workshop have joined forces with the Khronos Group to bring the industry-standard low-level graphics API, Vulkan, to the Apple macOS and iOS platforms.

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Apple Showcases Twinmotion 2018—Updates iMac Pro Page with Stats

Apple touts the iMac Pro’s amazing performance benchmarks—and features Twinmotion 2018 as VR workflow for 3D pros.

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INSIDER: Big Construction and ARCHICAD—Willard Williams Talks Shop

Architect Willard Williams isn’t your typical ARCHICAD expert. He works on the construction company side of the equation now, but his insight about BIM and about how VR/AR and ARCHICAD can add value to the market is worth taking notes on.

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Twinmotion 2018 V2 Out Now—First Look at Features and Improvements

Over 400 improvements have been made in the updated Twinmotion 2018 in version 2.0.

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Award-winning IrisVR Announces Multiuser Beta for Prospect VR

New York-based, IrisVR, a leading virtual reality provider for the building design industry, has recently announced the launch of new Multiuser Beta to their popular product, “Prospect”.

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BIM Events: Upcoming and Recorded—ArchiCAD and Vectorworks

Past and upcoming webinars on the BIM process by Nemetschek SE software companies, Graphisoft and Vectorworks, offer learning credits and knowledge advancement.

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IMMERSIFY being launched by Supple LLC—New VR Collaboration System for AEC Pros

IMMERSIFY is a powerful Virtual Reality-based collaboration platform, transporting 3D models from Revit and Rhino to VR.

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GRAPHISOFT Webinar—Design Immersion: Sketch To Virtual Reality

Earn free AIA CES units in this GRAPHISOFT webinar while learning about how Virtual Reality is fundamentally changing how architects are communicating with their clients.

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SIGGRAPH 2017 — Detailed Show Reports on Computer Graphics Conference and Expo

At this year’s SIGGRAPH show returned to Los Angeles, the show gained momentum in the midst of the burgeoning VR/AR explosion happening across various 3D industries as well as foundational shifts happening at the developer level as game engines grow more important and low-level graphics APIs bloom further. Lurking in the background of this year’s SIGGRAPH is AMD’s resurgence as well as Apple’s promised return to pro markets at the workstation level.

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Architizer Source Marketplace Gains New Investors—Including BIG, Katera et al

New investors in Architizer Source include Bjarke Ingels (BIG) and Katerra. Online marketplace for AEC industry building materials gaining traction.

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First Human Eye-Resolution VR Solution—Unveiled From Stealth Startup Varjo

Groundbreaking VR technology set to shake-up the industry with 70 Mpix resolutions compared to current solutions from Oculus and others.

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Prospect 1.4 by irisVR Now Launched—New Scale Model Mode and More

irisVR has recently been featured on Bloomberg News TV and the latest release of Prospect (1.4) offers new Scale Model Mode plus more…

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Strata Intros VR17 Release—For Flagship Strata Design 3D CX Application

Strata’s introduction of VR17 update for its flagship legendary application, Strata 3D, signals the deepest push into virtual reality workflows yet.

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The Future of VR/AR—The Growing Demand for Creators of Places

What is the state-of-the-art in Virtual and Augmented Reality? Akiko Ashley of Architosh attended last week’s pivotal 2017 Vision VR/AR Summit in Los Angeles, organized by Unity Technologies, to learn exactly that question, posed through breakout sessions, panels, and highly informative displays and presentations by the world’s VR/AR leaders.

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Autodesk Releases Revit Live 1.8—Now Available to Revit LT 2018 Users

Autodesk advances VR experiences for architects using Revit 2018—reducing the barriers to entry for experiencing high-end VR visualization.

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V-Ray 3 Arrives for McNeel’s Rhino Modeler—Adds V-Ray Swarm and More

The new easy to use V-Ray 3.0 has arrived on the Rhino 3D modeler application, giving powerful photorealistic rendering workflows to users of one of the most popular modeler apps.

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2017 BIMCON: Day 2 Recap: More Learning and Marc Kushner Keynote

Architosh’s Day 2 summary from the 2017 BIMCON event in Vegas. In this post, we discuss more learning sessions and recap Marc Kushner’s closing keynote talk.

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Formerly Autodesk LIVE—Revit Live 1.7 Intros This Week

Autodesk renames product to Autodesk Revit Live—introduces new features to enhance interactive 3D experience design software offering for Revit users.

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Chaos Group’s New V-Ray 3.5 for 3ds Max—7x Faster Rendering and Adaptive Lighting

V-Ray 3.5 for 3ds Max is the very latest release of Chaos Group’s famed industry-leading renderer—now with Adaptive Lights algorithm.

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While Study Shows VR Taking Off—Apple Plans Indicate Augmented Reality (AR) Direction

Yes, VR is getting better known and 2017 will no doubt be a big year for virtual reality. But Apple seems to have other plans and in an ironic twist hopefully its AR plans can address industrial markets (not consumer) where Microsoft’s Hololens is making good traction.

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Report Says VR Awareness Rising—But Which Brands Surprises…

Virtual Reality Headsets may be on the rise in the minds of American consumers, but industry report clearly shows that the brands that are dominating are not the brands one thinks of as much if they are coming at VR from the professional industrial markets.

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Product Review: Vectorworks Architect 2017

Does Vectorworks Architect 2017 match up to the tremendous volume of new innovations in last year’s upgrade? In this in-depth product review, architect John Helm takes a look at all the new features and improvements.

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Analysis: Kerris’ Critique and Failed Newton Make Valuable Apple AR Lessons

Stop deciphering what Apple may do in the VR or AR markets—former Apple exec Richard Kerris’ logical break-down of the VR-AR space just gave us a huge clue as to why the company is taking so long.

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SIG: Learning about AMD’s Radeon Pro WX Graphics Card Debut

AMD released some exciting news at SIGGRAPH last week about new Radeon Pro WX graphics cards, aimed at democratizing high-end graphics workloads with lower prices and higher performance.

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SIG: Autodesk upgrades VR and 3D animation tools at SIGGRAPH 2016

Autodesk announces updates to VR and gaming toolsets for game developers and more…in Maya and Stingray.

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Autodesk intros new LIVE visualization environment—viewer for iOS platform

Autodesk announces new LIVE environment for Revit. The new 3D interactive environment offers real-time adjustments to environmental conditions such as time of day and year and other settings. The free LIVE viewer works on Apple’s popular iOS devices like iPad and Windows.

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