We are seeing a lot of headlines about VR (virtual reality) lately and it looks to be the technology that will be disrupting the building sector but in a good way. This technology will allow clients in side their building before work has even started. These types of simulations will be fantastic for the lighting industry by allowing the client to visually see how the fixtures sit and the type of light they provide to their environment.
a picture, or in this case, a rendering, is worth a thousand words, then how many words would a 3D virtual tour be worth? The answer: more than a thousand. A lot more. It’s like comparing “The Cat in the Hat” to “The Count of Monte Cristo.” And with advances in technology, this route of 3D virtual tours created using gaming engines appears to be the wave of the future when it comes to designing buildings. An image or rendering, regardless of how photorealistic it may be, just can’t provide the same experience as throwing on an Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, or Google Cardboard and actually placing a client in their new building before a single ounce of concrete has been poured.