Are you trying to create VR tours in Revit (virtual reality)? Having trouble understanding the differences between Stereo and Mono panoramas? Want to take advantage of cloud rendering for Revit? Well, you have come to the right place. There are several software companies providing tools to generate virtual reality tours in Revit. Currently, Enscape, Lumion and V-Ray come to mind, but believe me there are a ton of options out there and the list keeps growing every day. Luckily, you do not need any of these applications to create panoramas. You can actually create 3D panoramas directly in Revit (see below). You can create Revit 3D panoramas using the Autodesk A360 cloud rendering service and make these without any third-party plug-ins. Only after you have mastered this workflow should you consider additional software vendors to further push the boundaries of what is possible with virtual reality and Revit.
So, what is the big deal? Well, these VR tours provide your clients with immersive presentations by literally bringing them directly 'inside' your interior designs. What better way to sell your design than by having people 'virtually' tour your projects. Renderings, animations, physical models pale in comparison to the ability of VR tours to generate the emotions of touring a design for the first time (months before the project is constructed)! Because these VR presentations are digital, they can be quickly shared and distributed via text messages, email, websites, etc. while your audience can view them on smartphones, tablets, laptops , etc. VR is here to stay and its capabilities will continue to benefit everyone and take the guesswork out of unbuilt projects. Save time, save money, impress clients and get on the bandwagon today!
John Manfredy has over two decades of expertise teaching architectural technology to architects and interior designers. Coursework has included Autodesk products: Revit Architecture, 3D Studio Max, Autocad and SketchUp.