My experience at the Immersive Architecture

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This weekend I’ve attended the Immersive Architecture in Venice. The location of the Immersive Architecture is fantastic. What Immersive Architecture does in a wonderful way is to let you grow your network. Header image by Immersive Architecture).

Immersive Architecture is the event all architects were waiting for

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In a week here in Italy will start a very interesting VR-related event called Immersive Architecture. The rooms inside the Im Arch venue where you’ll be able to meet interesting people from the industry and also assist to some cool showcase (Image from Immersive Architecture).

Lithodomos VR Raises $679500 To Bring Historic Architecture Back To Virtual Life

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Tagged with: Architecture , Lithodomos. VR Industry News Architecture LithodomosAs it stands, the Roman Colosseum is one of the most impressive historical sites you can lay your eyes on. But imagine if you could see it in its full glory, as it was built nearly two thousand years ago.

Imagination Touts New PowerVR Furian GPU Architecture

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The post Imagination Touts New PowerVR Furian GPU Architecture appeared first on VRJournal. VR Industry and Technology architecture Imagination PowerVR Furian GPUThis week, VRJournal was privy to the inside scoop on Imagination Technologies and its grand unveiling of the company’s next-generation PowerVR Furian.

Redesigning Our Unity Core Assets: New Workflow and Architecture for Orion

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We started with a brand new LeapC client architecture for streamlined data throughput from the Leap service into Unity. How the New Unity Architecture Works. The post Redesigning Our Unity Core Assets: New Workflow and Architecture for Orion appeared first on Leap Motion Blog.

See London’s New Waterloo Station Before It’s Actually Built Thanks To VR

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It’s just a small but intriguing look at what VR can do for architecture. Tagged with: London Waterloo , VR architecture. Experiences London Waterloo VR architectureLondon commuters are dreaming of one thing right now; a finished Waterloo station.

Architects and the Mental Visualization FallacySince I joined.

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While I knew the use of game engines had already been experimented with in architecture — both through my visits to design reviews at GSAPP in Columbia University and through the anecdotes of friends at Georgia Tech, I also knew the workflow was tedious. vr virtual reality architecture

Preview: ‘Budludzha VR’ Gives New Life to an Abandoned Soviet Megastructure

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Lithodomos VR Raises $679500 To Bring Archaeology To Virtual Life

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Tagged with: Architecture , Lithodomos. VR Industry News Architecture LithodomosAs it stands, the Roman Colosseum is one of the most impressive historical sites you can lay your eyes on. But imagine if you could see it in its full glory, as it was built nearly two thousand years ago.

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A Guide to IoT and the opportunities it presents to succeed in the 4th Industrial Revolution

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VR device options for architects

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Virtual reality has experienced rapid growth within architecture, engineering and construction industries over the past three years. What started as a curiosity has now become increasingly commonplace in architecture, real estate development, and construction.

Big Ideas in VR: The Space is the Story

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It’s a little complicated and it takes some time to wrap your head around, but it’s already something we encounter and participate in every day: architecture. After all, isn’t architecture really about embodying narratives? A world of people designed by Post-Architecture.

Carnegie Museum Takes You To 2020 Dystopias in VR

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But in real life, guests are surrounded by a mashup of plaster architecture models from different western cultures in the museum’s Hall of Architecture. 4 at the Carnegie Museum of Art’s Hall of Architecture in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Oculus PC SDK Adds NVIDIA Lens Matched Shading to Boost Performance

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LMS relies on GPUs based on NVIDIA’s Pascal architecture (GTX 1060 and Quadro P4000, and above). Oculus’ PC SDK version 1.19

Making the World a Better Place with Virtual Reality

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Either way, it seems worth booking a ticket for Burning Man, because as many in the virtual reality space are fond of saying, talking about VR is like dancing about architecture.

VR Platformer ‘To The Top’ to Land on PSVR This Month, Launch Trailer Here

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To move, you simply point your motion controller at your designated target, and it physically ‘grabs on’ to the game’s many barriers and architecture so you can fling yourself forward.

Power and Responsibility: Highlights from Microsoft Build

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A preview of Project Brainwave – an architecture for deep neural net processing – is now available on Azure and on the edge, and makes it the fastest cloud to run real-time AI.

Apple Adding “plug and play support” for Vive Pro in MacOS Mojave

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ski, part of Apple’s GPU Software Architecture Team, announced that the Vive Pro is getting “plug and play support” on MacOS 10.4

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InsiteVR grabs $1.5M in seed funding to bring 3D models to life.

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million seed round to tap into the architecture and construction markets and make early visions of projects more accessible to these industries’ clients through VR. InsiteVR grabs $1.5M in seed funding to bring 3D models to life in VR InsiteVR just raised a $1.5

HTC Selling Vive + GTX 1070 Founders Edition Bundle for $999

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The previous generation GTX 970 continues to be the minimum spec for the Vive, but the GTX 1070 GPU is a much better option today, with its Pascal architecture bringing various VR optimisations, giving you greater headroom for running demanding VR titles at higher quality settings.

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The CEO of CGTrader gives us great insights on the 3D models market and VR

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We are a stock 3D models marketplace , where designers share and sell more than 640,000 models for everything from VR, games, architectural visualizations, video production, AI training, to 3D printing. This is also true for architectural visualizations. Do you know CGTrader ?

‘EVE: Valkyrie’ Gets New ‘Ultra’ Graphics Option Thanks to Nvidia VRWorks

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According to an Nvidia press release, it is Valkyrie’s support for VRWorks’ Lens Matched Shading rendering technique (only possible on the Pascal architecture) that maintains the level of performance required to render these higher quality visuals.

Interview to Enea Le Fons: from #30DaysInVR to #XDaysInXR and beyond

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XDaysinXR Architecture 1 is part of WHITELABEL’s #XdaysinXR initiative. San Servolo Island: The #XDaysInXR Architecture 1 will be held in this magnificent place (Image by Didier Descouens, from Wikipedia).

Acclaimed VR Puzzle Game ‘FORM’ Now Available for Oculus Rift

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Release in June, FORM is a VR puzzle game which has received top marks for its imposing, dream-like architecture and geometric puzzles. Now the game is available for Oculus Rift via both SteamVR and the Oculus store with a discount for the next week.

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African Folklore-inspired VR Puzzler ‘Rangi’ Hits PSVR Today

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Inspired by African tribal art, ancient architecture, and colorful landscapes, Rangi presents the player with a different artistic style for each level which is said to combine Africa’s diversity in terms of cultures and influences.

Check out the winning gaming entry from the MIT Media Lab Reality Virtually Hackathon

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Action Bear is a puzzle game set in a bankrupt 1950's toy factory where you play as an unfinished prototype trying to gather human body parts to become a person.

NVIDIA’s Next-gen Titan X Has 11 TFLOPS Performance, 12GB of Memory, and Costs 1 Arm and 1 Leg

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Nvidia is bringing its Titan X card into the next generation with a new version of the GPU built upon the company’s latest ‘Pascal’ architecture.

AR From an Architect’s Perspective, Spatial Computing, & Leap Motion’s North Star AR HMD

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Keiichi Matsuda went from being a dystopian filmmaker to becoming the Vice President of Design at hand-tracking company Leap Motion.

Snapdragon XR1 is Qualcomm’s First Dedicated Chip for AR/VR Headsets

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XR1 integrates Qualcomm Technologies’ heterogeneous compute architecture, including the ARM-based multicore Central Processing Unit (CPU), vector processor, Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) and Qualcomm AI Engine.

Oculus Replaces ‘React VR’ Framework With Rebranded ‘React 360’

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Better Performance : Developers can now take advantage of improvement in playback performance—especially on lower-end mobile devices—thanks to major changes in the runtime architecture.

Open Source Game Engine ‘Godot Engine’ Gets VR Support

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VR support originally appeared with the introduction of an ‘ARVR Server architecture’ in the October 2017 Alpha 2 release, which allows various AR and VR platforms to communicate with the engine. The full release of Godot 3.0

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NVIDIA Announces ‘RTX’, Real-Time Ray Tracing Engine for Volta GPUs

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NVIDIA today announced RTX, a GPU accelerated technology capable of producing photo-realistic imagery through realtime ray-tracing, all accelerated on the company’s latest generation of Volta GPUs. Modern GPUs are capable of creating some pretty spectacular realtime imagery these days.

Ukrainian Military Testing Microsoft HoloLens for Battle

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Microsoft has already shown their “mixed reality” headset’s applications in medicine, architecture, space , and now, soldiers in the Ukrainian military may begin wearing the device. The Microsoft HoloLens could be heading to the battlefield soon.

Apple Points to VR as One Reason Why Next Mac Pro Needs to be More Powerful

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“We designed a system that we thought with the kind of GPUs that at the time we thought we needed, and that we thought we could well serve with a two GPU architecture… that that was the thermal limit we needed, or the thermal capacity we needed.

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Watch: ILMxLab’s Star Wars Real-Time Ray-Tracing Demo on Unreal Engine is Stunning

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Nvidia announced RTX on Monday , a real-time ray-tracing solution designed for their latest Volta GPU architecture.

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HP to Launch Enterprise-focused Windows VR Headset in March

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In addition to the pro version, HP has also co-developed a VR Launch Kit with Epic with the goal of streamlining VR development for professional users working in industries such as product design and architecture.

VR in the ’90s: Bootstrapping the Commercial VR Industry

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In 1995, she became a VR evangelist at Silicon Graphics where she helped to sell VR into enterprise VR applications including engineering, architecture, construction, medicine, military training, automotive, aerospace, heavy equipment manufacturers, and oil and gas companies.

Continental Increases Stake in Waveguide Display Company DigiLens, Raising $25M Series C

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DigiLens creates waveguide optics for OEMs, providing both eyeglass-thin displays for AR headsets and larger displays for automobiles, avionics, retail and architecture.

‘Decentraland’ – Using Ethereum Blockchain ICO to Sell Virtual Real Estate

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More specific architectural details are described in their Decentraland Whitepaper. Decentraland is a virtual world that is using the Ethereum Blockchain to sell plots of virtual reality real estate.

Hands-on: Roguelike Bow-shooter ‘In Death’ is Divinely Inspired & Devilishly Fun

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Teleportation is a key element to the game since the world’s architecture isn’t always foot-accessible however. Accompanied by ominous Gregorian chants and extremely well-realized Romanesque/Gothic architecture, In Death is incredibly atmospheric.