This year 2016 was called a Year of VR. We tested VR as well, with one of our projects. We are constantly looking for better ways of presenting our work to public and clients and we see a great potential in Virtual reality (VR) and Augmented reality (AR). With the help of the modern visualization tools and game engines it is possible to create immersive places which is quiet useful for understanding the scale and size of the particular space. It is still early days of VR and AR and it is not very straightforward for most architects and especially their clients to adopt this technology, but this will rapidly change.

 

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If you have Gear VR headset and Samsung phone you can try our 360 degree image. Please see necessary steps below.

If you don’t have Gear VR we published steps for Google cardboard as well, or you could just rotate an image in your web browser.

 

Gear VR and Samsung:

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  1. Download 6:1 Stereoscopic image
  2. Install Android Transfer onto your PC/MAC to be able to transfer image over to your phone
  3. Install Oculus app on your phone
  4. Install 360 Photo inside Oculus
  5. Connect your phone to a computer
  6. Copy the image to your phone Oculus>360photos>Kitchen, create folders if needed
  7. Disconnect your phone and connect it to Gear VR
  8. Open 360 Photos app where you will find an image
  9. Click on an image and enjoy

 

Google Cardboard and almost any recent phone:

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  1. Download equirectangular image
  2. Install Android Transfer onto your PC/MAC to be able to transfer image over to your phone
  3. Install Google Cardboard app on your phone
  4. Connect your phone to a computer
  5. Copy the image to your phone’s Pictures folder
  6. Disconnect your phone and put it into Google cardboard
  7. Open Google Cardboard app app and select Photo Sphere
  8. Click on an image and enjoy