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Demystifying Virtual Reality in Architecture

June 12, 2018
6:30 PM EDT - 8:00 PM EDT
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Grimm + Parker
11720 Beltsville Drive Suite 600
Calverton, MD 20705
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Since the beginning of recorded design, the search for a method of conveying an idea of a three-dimensional space or environment that didn’t yet exist in physical form, encouraged the creation of perspective views, the perfection of hand painted renderings, sketches and even scaled down physical models throughout history. The practical necessity to “see” and even “feel” a three-dimensional space to test for proportion, light, materiality, context and a multitude of other elements, has been at the core of architecture practice since its inception. With the advent of computer aided design and advance in technology, the profession has seen a rapid evolution towards ever more realistic renderings and visualization in ways that were almost inconceivable in the past, such as full immersive virtual reality. Following a networking reception, experience the way virtual reality is being used at Grimm + Parker and learn how to harness its power for your own practice.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how Virtual Reality helps architects present exciting renderings, animations and real-time walk-throughs and fly-bys of virtual models
  2. Learn about the individual software and hardware elements needed to bring Virtual Reality to your practice.
  3. Compare costs and practical considerations for adding Virtual Reality to your kit of tools for design visualization.
  4. Discuss the future of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and similar technologies as tools for design visualization.

Read the Grimm + Parker white paper on using Virtual Reality, then come prepared to ask questions and experience the technology first-hand!

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