The Californian giant Apple is rumored to be investigating heavily in VR technology with integration in the camera hardware of the new iPhone for augmented reality. The company is investing in iOS integration of this technology and in the development of new devices that could take the VR experience to another level.
Apple has been applying for patents and exploring in depth the latest trends in AR and VR and it finally seems eager to enter the competition. Virtual reality and augmented reality seem to be the future of technological development for now and Apple is forcing their team to deliver market-ready product any time soon.
Apple hired a high-profile expert in AR from Microsoft and purchased a company called Metaio, that specializes in augmented reality and computer vision. Having followed Apple’s talent and company acquisition path, the prognosis is favorable and we should be able to see Curpentino’s very own VR and AR glasses soon. Software integration in future iOS updates and new hardware development promises a bright future for Apple’s devices.
The latest leaks also point out that the high-tech optical company Carl Zeiss is partnering with Apple in the development of hardware and functionality.
We are keen to observe the development of this technology for the team at eNArch.info is convinced that AR and VR could be keenly integrated in digital architecture and it will change the way people experience shapes, forms, colors, and materials. This will contribute to taking architecture and 3D design to the next level, where the end customer can actually experience first-hand the project development.
Chaos group is a Bulgarian company that not-very-many have heard of. They specialize in the development of software technology, with headquarters in Bulgaria and affiliates in USA, Japan and South Korea. One of their proprietary main products, though, is a world-wide famous: V-Ray.
V-Ray is a software technology that focuses on the advance 3D visualizations development – generating, processing, and editing of 3D visualizations that could be applied in multiple industries and has broad usage. Different versions of this technology have been utilized in the development of the visual effects in “Game of Thrones”, “Deadpool”, “300: Rise of an Empire”, and many others.
At eNArch.info, we are proud of the achievements of Chaos group and the demonstration that Bulgaria is amongst the top destinations for outsourcing IT services, 3D digitalization and architecture.
Here is what Academy Awards published on their website: “V-Ray’s efficient production-ready approach to ray-tracing and global illumination, its support for a wide variety of workflows, and its broad industry acceptance were instrumental in the widespread adoption of fully ray-traced rendering for motion pictures.”
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Low-poly illustrations, building models, furnishing and home appliances are becoming increasingly popular. What makes them so important?
With the development of mobile platforms, tablet and smartphone industries, virtual reality and augmented reality everything comes down to one important aspect – how to make full use of advanced graphical representation softwares and techniques to enrich applications, programs, video clips, animation, books, architecture, interior / exterior design, etc, while maintaining lightweight to not stress the tiny mobile micro-processors and video cards.
Development of low-poly models will be vastly implemented in most major industries. It is currently very sophisticated in the aero and auto high-level engineering, but is increasingly sought after in digital architecture and department stores.
At eNArch.info we believe that the value we provide by creating 3D low-poly models for our clients is beyond tangible. We guarantee them integration into the latest and greatest industry tendencies, future-ready marketing, availability to implement their products in rich visualization platforms where their products could not only be visualized in 3D, but also modified by exchanging fabric, colors and accessories. We also enhance the digital architecture and design representation by creating VR models of apartment, mix-use or industrial buildings, where space, colors, materials selection and furnishing details could be experienced personally during the conceptual phase, which will allow easy and rapid modifications that could be desired by the clients.
Let us start with the basics, a low-poly model is a polygon mesh represented in 3D computer design via the utilization of low overall polygons count in order to maintain the model light and optimized.
The application of 3D low-poly models was strongly related to the gaming industry, whereas the 3D high-poly models are employed in the movies creation. With recent years low-poly models find a broader range of usefulness. We, at eNArch, focus on the utilization of low-poly models for 3D graphical representations of buildings, furniture, electrical equipment, home appliances, and any other decorative modelling related to digital architecture and interior / exterior design.
This technique enables us to offer assistance to GPS navigation companies, furniture companies, conventional architecture bureaus, home appliances manufacturers, and many others.
A major event within the architecture and construction industry is being currently held in Russia. During the months between June to October 2016, Radi Doma and Constructor are hosting the Pro Awards 2016 Internet & Projects.
eNArch team is proud to have the chance to participate in 2 categories – top industry web-sites, within the architecture industry, along with best realized architecture project. The very concept of such fantastic event is to identify and reward professionals within the construction industry: architects, designers, planners, developers, and manufacturers of building materials.
We, at eNArch, appreciate such efforts, the support and the industry appreciation are not left unnoticed. We keep our fingers crossed to perform well and wish the best of luck to all participants.
Individuals, clients, supporters, partners, practically anyone, who might wish to express his support and become a part of the process, is kindly invited to vote for eNArch.info by clicking here to open the external link.
Virtual Reality and 3D modeling by eNArch
An international conference that took place on 26-27 June was held in Kazan, Russia. The total amount of attendees extended up to 1,200. It was organized by Kazan Executive Committee in cooperation with United Cities and Local Governments global organization. It is part of the Kazan series of expert classes and was in the field of architecture, city regulation, transport and infrastructure optimization, branding, etc.
We are proud to take part in such events for knowledge and experience was shared by world known experts and young and eager to succeed professionals. Speakers have agreed to participate and share knowledge free of charge with covered transportation and accommodation charges. Amongst them were British politician and Mayor of London (2002-2008) Ken Livingstone; Richard Florida - American urbanist, economist and author of the Creative class Theory; Doctor See-Kiong – Director of Urban Innovation; Vukan Vuchic– urbanist, professor at Pennsylvania State University who specializes in the development of roads and public transportation infrastructure and many others.
One of the most important and pressing topics was the concept of developing smart cities in the future. See below some of the details discussed:
The shapes and forms utilized in conceptual futuristic architecture are most spectacular and differ significantly from the old square / oval type.
What seems to be the future of architecture and engineering is something that most people would never have expected. Cleaner and more fluid design, curved shapes and natural twists, colorful and bright representations.
The architects at NEXT Architects continuously try to challenge the boundaries by introducing recreational light and hypnotic curves. The project Lucky Knot / Dragon King Kong Bridge in Changsha Meixi Lake District, China is something that could be appreciated and is worth mentioning. Their construction is based on intersecting connections and traditional Chinese decorative folk art knot.
Architecture, as we see it at eNArch, needs to be inspired by nature with use of light and curves for in nature there are very few sharp angles and square / oval objects. We are delighted and fascinated by what is to come within the field of architecture and 3D design. The future is already here and we are ready for it!
Floating architecture seems to be growing in demand. This trend is currently gaining popularity not only in European countries with years of experience in floating constructions, such as the Netherlands, but as well in the fast developing Asian countries.
China has set the pace of a large-scale floating city concept, that is to include submarines, underwater roads, parking and all auxiliary facilities that a water metropolis could need. There is even a floating hotel included in this project concept.
There has been significant development in the floating architecture. Houses on the canals are no longer the main effort in that area. New projects in that field include schools, restaurants, and different types of social structures.
We applaud such development for it is crucial to learn to live with nature and not fight it. The future of a more sustainable and environmentally-conscious architecture is one step closer to us.
Advanced technology allowed us to introduce architecture and 3D visualizations to the customer with a maximum possible degree of photorealism.
3D visualizations could be particularly useful for the end customer, although things don’t exhaust with that main option. Building contractors benefit a great deal from the means of digital architecture and 3D visualizations. It provides for the contractor specific detailed information about use of materials, color schemes, decorative details, types of the adjacent territory and easy design alterations.
As an addition to the above mentioned details, it is worth noticing that the means of 3D visualizations and building information modeling (BIM) are no longer considered as upmarket options, but rather a much needed competitive advantage within a highly developed industry.
High quality photorealistic visualizations could be applied in the development of various establishments, such as:
Home design interiors and exteriors
Private organizations, cafeterias, restaurants, cinemas, gym centers, etc.
Business production line – physical products design
Landmarks creation for GPS navigation systems
Virtual reality within architecture and gaming industries
We are always trying our best to place ourselves in the position of our customers and think out of the box what their needs might be. The indicated guidelines are but a mere suggestion as to what could be covered by 3D visualization techniques. We are happy to explore those in more details should you have any other suggestions.