3D Repo Cloud Platform Adds Integrated Virtual Reality Functionality

3D Repo has launched a new version of its cloud-based building information modelling (BIM) software that offers integrated virtual reality (VR) functionality using existing 3D models and project data. 3D Repo’s multi-award-winning solution for those managing construction and civil engineering projects already uses the latest cloud technology for wider access, easier collaboration and open-source application development. With the addition of VR capability, users can now deploy VR simulations for applications such as training, safety and project consultation.     The 3D Repo VR development differs from other VR simulations, which utilise standard game engines fixed content, which means any edits require a... (read more)
2017-04-18 03:43:28

Hexagon Adds Virtual Reality to Mine Planning Solution

Hexagon‘s Mining division has introduced an improved mine planning solution called HxGN MinePlan 3D (formerly MineSight 3D), which now features full virtual reality, bringing a new dimension to visualising and sharing mine plans. MinePlan 3D users can visualise their mine plans and geological models in complete virtual reality. They can then share and showcase their designs to all key stakeholders, using the same medium. This news responds to customer feedback, and includes improvements to the application’s time and efficiency. MinePlan 3D now automatically generates more accurate solids, easier-to-condition surfaces, and quicker-to-design ramps. The solution speeds up design and evaluation time... (read more)
2018-07-03 03:21:19

3D Repo Develop Health and Safety Virtual Reality App

Repo is working with Balfour Beatty, Vinci and Highways England to deploy a Virtual Reality (VR) simulation for Zero Harm Health and Safety Training. Part of the Smart Motorway programme, the fully immersive simulation is designed to prevent on-site accidents by making highways construction and maintenance projects safer through improved training. Featuring different real world scenarios the virtual experience is designed to give the user different perspectives of the same potentially dangerous situation in order to develop an understanding of safe working zones. “In order to demonstrate our understanding of our customers’ needs and facilitate the collaboration between our customers... (read more)
2017-02-10 02:18:40

Pointfuse Powers Virtual Reality for West End and Broadway Shows

Pointfuse point cloud software is helping to boost the appeal of West End and Broadway with laser scanning and Virtual Reality (VR) specialist Preevue by dramatically reducing the time taken to process complex laser scans into usable and accessible 3D models for visualisations. These visualisations, created with Preevue’s in house VR software, are used to see how a set design fits in a new theatre, optimise line of sight modifications to maximise ticket sales and provide virtual site visits. Preevue has already used Pointfuse on Jim Steinman’s ‘Bat out of Hell - The Musical’ when it made its West End... (read more)
2018-07-16 10:45:20

Urban Energy Modelling - Semantic 3D City Data as Virtual and Augmented Reality

The visualisation of results from urban energy modelling and simulation is a crucial part of energy research as it is the main communication tool among scientists, engineers and decision-makers. Energy modelling and simulation results are directly linked to spatial objects, and 3D therefore becomes a necessity. The multiple interactive 3D visualisation environments that exist are mainly targeted as 3D viewers for use on desktop machines and lack immersive components that enable users to truly immerse themselves, explore and interact with the real environment onsite. In this study, the team focused on a holistic approach that implements a seamless transition from... (read more)
2018-10-08 03:17:35

CyArk Brings Accurate 3D Immersive Data to Life in Virtual Reality

CyArk and FarBridge have partnered with Oculus to bring photorealistic and fully explorable replicas of some of the world’s most amazing monuments in virtual reality. Launching for both Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR, MasterWorks transports users to four historic sites on three continents that span over 3,000 years of human history. Users can discover the fate of the ancient capital of Thailand, unravel the mysteries of a pre-Incan temple in the Peruvian Andes, explore the astonishing Native American cliff dwellings of Colorado, and get up close to the monumental stone carvings of Mt Rushmore in South Dakota. The experience... (read more)
2018-02-22 10:31:53

Bentley Systems Advances Reality Modelling

Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, demonstrated at SPAR 3D Expo & Conference the latest ContextCapture offerings for reality modelling that increase joint opportunities in surveying and engineering. The capabilities now include cloud processing services, a mobile app, and photo planning for Bentley’s applications. ContextShare extends Bentley’s ProjectWise connected data environment to securely manage, share, and stream reality meshes, and their input sources, across project teams and applications. Navigator Web is a new web application that delivers high-performance streaming of very large reality meshes through the browser to desktop or mobile devices.  For infrastructure project delivery, reality modelling captures the actual context of... (read more)
2017-04-07 12:52:03

Building a 3D Virtual Forest

Communicating Forest Management Plans through Virtual Reality
Forest management planning is a delicate process. Environmental, economic and social aspects need to be taken into account in order to achieve sustainable development. In Quebec, before a plan can be implemented, local communities have to be consulted for their feedback and concerns. Instead of just expecting citizens to decipher complex maps, this project is aimed at sharing a realistic view of the potential changes through a 3D virtual experience. This application is based on GIS data that consists of a shapefile with information derived from a Lidar survey, as well as a digital elevation model. In the province of... (read more)
2018-11-15 03:38:24

Virtual Surveyor Enhances Lidar Point Cloud Handling

Virtual Surveyor has enhanced the Lidar elevation data handling capabilities in version 6.4 of its drone surveying and mapping software. The function enables users to select specific feature classes from classified Lidar point clouds before converting the point cloud to a surface terrain. “The latest upgrades in Virtual Surveyor 6.4 are designed to meet the needs of UAV users who are increasingly equipping their drones with Lidar systems,” said Tom Op ‘t Eyndt, CEO of Virtual Surveyor nv in Belgium. Virtual Surveyor bridges the gap between UAV photogrammetric processing applications and engineering design packages. The software generates an interactive onscreen... (read more)
2019-07-11 10:28:49

Reality IMT Introduces 360 Video Mapping Software

Reality Imaging and Mapping Technologies, a market-leading 360 technology provider, has announced the release of OcuMap, a comprehensive software platform for geospatial media that brings together videos, images and maps. Organisations can take advantage of OcuMap to upload, manage and share their aerial and street level imagery in an integrated environment that will help them realise efficiency gains, as large infrastructure assets can now be visualised and accessed without leaving the office. OcuMap is a cloud-based 360 degrees viewer with geo-referencing capabilities, offering a single dashboard with maps, imagery, and videos for remote decision making. Google Street View imagery and... (read more)
2018-05-29 12:46:21
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