We do not always have the opportunity to visit other countries and admire their sights. But thanks to special Internet services you can visit famous museums and art monuments without leaving your home.
Every year, more and more various virtual services appear on the Internet like Google Maps, which allow not only to make virtual trips around the world, but also to visit many museums, art galleries, cathedrals, and temples.
Thanks to this, now it will not be difficult to visit, for example, the Picture Gallery in Berlin, Versailles or the National Gallery of London. Moreover, you can make such virtual “walkthroughs” both from a computer and from a smartphone.
In addition, such excursions do not require huge cash costs, which are inevitable when real trips around the world. You won’t have to jostle among the crowds of tourists, trying to take a closer look at your favorite works of world art.
Moreover, a virtual walkthrough allows to see exhibits stored in storage rooms and rooms that are not available to visitors in a real museum. And high-resolution panoramas make it possible to make out all the subtleties of world masterpieces.
What is 3D architectural walkthrough?
For companies whose activities are related to the design of buildings and their interiors, an important issue is a demonstration of their product (for example, a new building or a complex of buildings, an apartment not yet built and not planned, furniture or lighting layout, etc) to the client (investor).
An important point is the reality of the size of the represented object. Such opportunities for demonstrations and presentations are provided by virtual reality systems (virtual environments). Virtual reality (VR) dramatically changes the capabilities of the workflow thanks to technologies that allow professionals to work on a real scale.
The ability to hold your models in your hands, walk around designed buildings or practice complex surgical procedures in virtual reality completely changes the way VR technologies are applied in the workplace. Information technology, and especially network technology, is the most powerful tool for change that society has ever had.
Very often, new projects are presented at major professional events where potential customers are present.
Showing a virtual project with a high degree of reliability, walking and flying around objects, interactively changing the entire project or its parts – all this will allow potential customers and investors to convey the most complete information about the future object.
Presentation of architectural projects using 3D visualization allows one to feel the volume and scale of the future object, actually to visit it even before construction.
Unlike the paper layout on the table, virtual reality allows us to change the model quickly: all changes are displayed as soon as you make them in CAD.
The main advantage of virtual reality compared to viewing the model on a conventional PC screen is the ability to see everything in real-time, walk around the virtual scene, plunge into its space and perceive everything the way it will look in reality.
Also, virtual reality systems have been widely used in the field of the strategic design of urban development (Urban planning) and the development of a master plan for building up.
In fact, the VR system is a dynamically changing layout of the city, and working with such a layout of multidisciplinary teams of experts from various fields of knowledge (communications, utilities, transportation, demography, ecology, etc.) allows to create high-quality and really working strategic plans for organizing living space cities.
3D animation architecture design
Architectural design is based on an understanding of the organization of living space. The idea of living space consists of comparing visual impressions, so it is so important to “see” and “attend” the designers and potential investors in the building not yet built.
The architect, forming the subject-spatial organization of the artificial environment surrounding the person, is based on planning the future life of people in this environment.
The new consciousness forms fundamentally new approaches to the organization of the architectural space, and the development of modern information technologies creates opportunities and prerequisites for the search for new means and techniques of artistic expression in architecture.
Architecture in itself is virtual – it always combines the virtuality of imagination with reality. The virtual world with the artificial world created by him destroys the usual views on architecture, creating the prerequisites for the formation of a new style in which the organization of space takes place using the methods and means of virtual reality.
This concept today is associated with the creation of models of reality (or some abstractions), embodied using high-tech equipment, providing direct influence in real-time on a person’s consciousness through his senses.
Using 3D walkthrough technologies, architects and designers can design, build and test their object in a virtual environment without creating its paper images and various layouts at a specific scale or full-size models.
Using virtual models can significantly reduce the cost of creating expensive physical layouts, and also gives the designer a real opportunity to try out various options, analyze all of them in detail and choose the optimal one.
Virtual reality technology helps to reproduce the entire production process, from the development of the concept of an architectural object to the stage of its operation, which saves time and money. This ensures the creation of more complex models than using other methods.
3D architectural walkthrough technologies give architecture such unlimited possibilities as the ability to influence the observer with a light, color, sound, image. Architecture using virtual technologies expands the boundaries of the influence of the living space, which has the property of reflecting information flows in time, and interactivity, which opens up a lot of opportunities in almost all areas of human life.
Using the latest technologies, materials, and systems, the architectural environment is able to respond to natural changes, regulate energy flows, creating a connection between the internal and external environment.
Today, computer technology allows people to display a voluminous object directly in the air, and in the future, with their help, it is possible to create, for example, entire complexes of historical reconstructions, creating virtual museums and exhibition halls.
Thanks to improved materials and new ways of using them, building facades can become multimedia by means of images projected onto them, which will allow using them as an information display, turning the building into an interactive communication object.