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GTC 2018—NVIDIA Technologies Are Changing The Way We Work and Create

NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) has rapidly become a must-attend event for those on the leading edge of technology. Beyond graphics, GPUs are powering and transforming Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, VR/AR/MR (realities) across a broad array of fields.

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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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VR-AR Plans Inching Closer?—Apple Engineers Host AR-VR Sessions at May Event

Following the Vrvana headset acquisition late last year, Apple engineers at upcoming Display Week event in May point to evolving Apple AR-VR product plans.

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Webinar: SPACIALISTS offers course on ARCHICAD to Unreal Engine Workflow

A new online course teaches you how to take your ARCHICAD BIM models into the Unreal Gaming engine environment.

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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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New Tools for Presentations in Prospect Pro by IrisVR

irisVR’s adds new presentation tools for Prospect Pro.

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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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Varjo Ships Alpha Prototypes—Working Closely with AMD and Nvidia

Unveiling its Bionic Display technology, capable of human-eye resolution and vision of its future headset at Slush, Varjo has gone from idea to functional prototype in just 15 months of operations.

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Flying Through DEVELOP 3D LIVE 2017 Boston—The Event

A quick peek at what was going on in Boston this week—DEVELOP 3D LIVE Boston at Boston University.

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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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On Air—Virtual Reality, Architects and the Future with Pete Evans

Insight On Business the News Hour by Michael Libbie hosts guest Pete Evans, AIA, on a discussion about virtual reality, architects, and the future.

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Mac CAD/3D Tidbits: Strata 3D, Twinmotion 2018, IrisVR and more…

Mac CAD and 3D News: Today we have several tidbits of news on many of the biggest names in CAD and 3D—including Strata, Cobalt, Twinmotion, IrisVR and more…check it out!

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Yulio Launches First ‘Audio Hotspot’ Technology to VR Market

Architects, interior designers, and retailers can provide their clients and customers rich VR immersive environments with audio hot spots with Yulio VR.

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SIG: SIGGRAPH 2017 Shaping Up to be Big Show—Preview Talk

Why are VR and AR companies taking root in the LA area? What is the state of the union in portability with graphics APIs so that the most apps can be written to the most platforms? These are some of the core questions Architosh is asking as it heads into the exciting week ahead with SIGGRAPH 2017.

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New Report—How VR and AR Will Impact Business in 8 Ways

An engaging infographic by Skilled discusses the massive growth expected in both VR and AR impacted industries.

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irisVR Announces Prospect 1.5 Is Available—New 360-Degree Panoramas Support

Prospect 1.5 is the release irisVR users have requested—new 360 pano support, link from Prospect to Scope, and numerous user-requested improvements in one of the best VR software solutions on the market.

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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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Unity’s 2017 Vision VR/AR Summit—In Pictures

A video gallery of the 2017 VR/AR Vision Summit hosted by Unity in Los Angeles a few weeks ago.

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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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The Most Anticipated VR/AR Event Is Nearly Here

With VR and AR getting even bigger, expect these types of events to raise even more awareness, urgency, and excitement!

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AIA 2017: Vectorworks Inc. Touting Importance of Immersive Tech in Architecture

Vectorworks, Inc., will tout the importance of Immersive Technologies at AIA this week.

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CL3VER teams with The Mies van der Rohe Foundation—Explore Barcelona Pavilion via Internet

The Mies van der Rohe Foundation and CL3VER seal an agreement to offer virtual visits to the Mies van der Rohe pavilion in Barcelona, Spain.

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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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Group behind OpenGL Aims to Establish VR (Virtual Reality) Standards Initiative

Khronos Group aims to establish VR industry standard to help create greater end-user options, portability between solutions and accelerate adoption of virtual reality.

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Microsoft Hololens and Trimble SketchUp Viewer Bring Mixed Reality (MR) to AEC Industries

Trimble and Microsoft offer thematic change in AEC industries with new “mixed reality” technology—new SketchUp Viewer for Microsoft Hololens is now available after stealing the show at AIA National 2016.

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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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Matterport Launches World’s Largest Virtual Reality (VR) Library of Real World Places

VR leader set to help expand market for “content” with new CoreVR offering that is free for 2016.

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London and Australia Investment Firm Inject Strata with ‘First Round’ Funding for VR/AR Enterprise Push

Funding, hiring John Wright as President, and the addition of award-winning talent—highlight Strata push into virtual and augmented reality for enterprise market. The Mac 3D software stalwart looks to be targeting expanding markets for 3D and VR & AR.

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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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Former Apple Executive Richard Kerris Says AR Future Big, Talks About ‘Glyph’

Many Architosh readers may remember Richard Kerris from his days at Apple as Senior Director of Developer Technologies (his role from 2001 – 2007) where he led worldwide developer relations and technical marketing across audio, video, photography and other pro apps. Presenting in eight Steve Jobs keynotes, Kerris was one of the few Apple executives permitted to talk to the press about Apple products. In this second Architosh interview (his first was well over a decade ago) Kerris discusses his career at places like Apple, HP, and Pixar and provides an informed market perspective on virtual and augmented reality (AR/VR), the changing nature of the creative “pro” in digital fields and of course the new Avegant Glyph.

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VRLA Summer Expo — Apple Essentially Missing in Action from VR Market

Where is Apple in the VR revolution? VRLA certainly didn’t provide any clues or evidence of why the largest technology company on earth is a no-show in the world of VR.

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IrisVR releases Grasshopper Plugin for IrisVR Prospect VR Application

IrisVR startup announces IrisVR Prospect plugin for McNeel’s popular Grasshopper algorithmic design software. Now the power of VR and algorithmic design optionality meet.

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Pre-Review: Evaluating Upcoming VR Technologies in Vectorworks 2017

In this Pre-Review of specialized web 3D and virtual reality kit, John Helm talks about this technology coming up in Vectorworks 2017 to be released this fall. Helm outlines the basics of the technology itself, gives example uses for various design professionals, and places it into the context of change confronting the industry and the continuation of the BIM transformation in AEC.

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Perspectives on BEST of SHOW 2016: From Edge of Market to Maturing BIM, Framing a New Lens

Architosh presents its annual “perspectives” on BEST of SHOW honorees at AIA this year via a conversation. This year we focus on some new terms, a framing of tech against the Gartner Hype Curve and against the backdrop of Neri Oxman’s standing ovation earning keynote talk.

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AIA 2016: Information Technologies at this Year’s Convention – Part 2

We dive deeper in our Part 2 coverage of software and technologies at the 2016 AIA Convention in Philly. These four companies exhibited together and these four companies have interesting innovations in the pipe and/or ready now.

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Matterport enhances Immersive Spaces with First Generation Mattertag Content

Matterport users are now able to annotate points in 3D space for real estate, travel and hospitality, media and AEC markets.

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Maxon to showcase new Cinema 4D plugin for VR at Game Developers Confab

Exhibitor highlights: New Virtual Reality (VR) plugin for Cinema 4D to be shown at Game Developers Conference…and more integrations with leading game engines.

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Innovative VR startup discusses Mac and Oculus Rift—Apple and VR Future

Apple’s Macs may be missing the VR party in early 2016, but pro VR software developer, irisVR, whose award-winning tech has already garnered much attention (and funding..), has interesting observations about VR and Apple.

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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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Gaming News: Valve Brings SteamVR to Unity Platform

Valve brings SteamVR to Unity Platform and Offers New VR PC Test App.

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AU2015 RECAP—Blurred Lines, Crossed Boundaries in the Era of Connection

Senior Associate Editor Pete Evans, AIA, recaps Autodesk University 2015 in all its many facets, and details many of the larger themes that were pervasive at the show this year. Chief among them were this blurring of lines disciplines, fields, tool chains and the boundaries between design, manufacture and product use. What we saw at AU 2015 was the emergence of a CAD company transforming into a company that will service industries far and wide across the full spectrum from initial concept to end-user and configuration and optimization based on performance and use data. It is a brave new world and Autodesk is at its leading edge.

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Chaos Group Labs Releases ‘Virtual Reality Guide’—Helps Pros Venture into VR

The best practices for creating production VR projects outlined with the help of contributors from Legend3D and The World building Institute.

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Apple’s Virtual Reality story portends poorly for Mac OS X Pros—at least in the short term

While Apple may in fact have exciting virtual reality (VR) plans of its own, the Oculus Rift termination of OS X is going to sting Apple’s Mac professional customers at a time when in some industries, like AEC, the growth of the Mac is booming. Sadly, it affects developers who are creating key and exciting tools that cut across both platforms…and they are creating these tools on Mac hardware.

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Tidbits: AIA Compensations Report, Augmented & Virtual Reality App and Twinmotion 2015 Webinar Invitation

Today’s news tidbits looks at: what perks and incentives firms are offering to attract and retain top talents, checks out Augmented Reality plug-ins designed for smartphones or tablets, and finds out what Twinmotion 2015’s webinar has to offer.

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SIGGRAPH 2015: Full Coverage of Computer Graphics Show

This year’s focus was very much on VR (virtual reality) & Cloud Based Rendering. The focus on Virtual Reality brought a new creative energy on the show floor for exploration into a new frontier. VR in architecture & games was a big subject in the VR Village. Developers had discussions of how the hardware & software is driving development of this new space to make it affordable to the masses.

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Wrap-Up: NVIDIA Launched DesignWorks VR at SIGGRAPH 2015

NVIDIA unveiled DesignWorks VR at SIGGRAPH 2015, and caused a stir for PC gaming at the computer graphics conference. VR has the ability to push the limits to create fully immersive and interactive experiences and digitally sculpt models even before creating physical prototypes, giving Ford Motor Company the opportunity to be the first to use VR to create vehicles.

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SIGGRAPH 2015: OTOY improves economies of scale, speed and cost with powerful next-generation production pipelines

World’s first room-sized light field rendering in VR, live 360-degree avatar scanning for VR, 16K video production and playback, and first hands-on preview of OctaneRender 3 showcase the power of new production pipelines.

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Matterport closes $30M growth round led by Qualcomm to expand Virtual Reality platform capabilities

Matterport, a leader in computer vision technology and immersive media, announced a $30M Series C financing led by Qualcomm Ventures, bringing the company’s total funding to $56M since 2014.

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AIA: Perspectives on BEST of SHOW 2015—IT Trends in Architectural Practice

In this special feature report on AIA Atlanta, we talk about the evolving shape of industry change due to advances in information technology, with a particular emphasis on the latest trends taking shape, including the game-ification of architecture, virtual reality hardware and radical user-interface design change that will come with it…plus the continuing role of mobile, cloud and analytics driving design process transformation. Anthony Frausto, AIA, LEED AP, also contributed to this article.

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AIA: Looking at the VR (virtual reality) craze in Atlanta

In this AIA Atlanta Show Floor report we focus exclusively on all the Virtual Reality technology exhibited. VR was a huge theme in Atlanta and will be a continuing exciting field to follow.

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AIA: Notes on Day 1 in Atlanta, Georgia

Some quick notes from Day 1 at AIA Atlanta where the day began with some superb keynotes, especially the primary one by President Bill Clinton.

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OTOY unveils OctaneVR, the world’s first production-ready renderer for VR, AR and Holographic Cinema—completely free for commercial use

OctaneVR lets artists on any budget create hyper-realistic cinematic experiences for VR and AR using a free, feature-complete version of OTOY’s acclaimed OctaneRender VFX software. The new tool will be available for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.

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Abvent releases iVisit 3D for Autodesk 360 Rendering

Abvent releases new iVisit 3D for Autodesk 360 Rendering — offering new creative options for Autodesk Revit users

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ZEISS cinemizer OLED Glasses work with GRAPHISOFT BIMx

New ZEISS glasses offer unique virtual reality experience for BIM users using Graphisoft BIMx software

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There.com Embraces Mac Users – Sees Surge in Macs

Macs are outpacing PCs in the mobile space and the general surge in Macs online has made embracing the Mac a top priority at There.com — a popular Virtual World

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