Interactive 3D Visualisation (i3D)

Interactive Visualisation (i3D) !

What now – we have heard or VR (head mounted) and AR (overlays view or camera image with model), so what on earth is IV ?  Well there is not an official acronym, so we came up with one as a generic term to describe an application that allows users to explore a 3D environment without glasses, goggles or mobile device cameras.

Exploring is done on a laptop / desktop / web page, can we in walkaround mode or birdseye view and the visualisations we create are simple and non technical.

Still confused ?  Watch the video below of an example IV application in action…

Our Interactive 3D Visualisation of UoW new Science Building BIM in action


Who is it for ?

–  Stakeholder Engagement

– Design professionals in the AEC community for review design options

– Public consultation

– Soft Landings for clients who will be using or occupying proposed buildings or industrial plant

– Potential purchasers

What would be the conventional way of reviewing this data – plans, elevations, sections, 3D printouts or at best, a flythough video of the proposed 3D design.

By using a Seeable App,  design teams are able to orbit around the area, selecting tickboxes on the App to activate overlays of the areas affected by various design options.   Road names and bridge numbers were detailed and when a highlighted design are was shown, the engineers could select it by touch to display a text box listing the details of the proposed design change.

Also, we were able to put two camera paths through the site, creating flythroughs.  Unlike static video, you are able to actively click as the camera moves through the scene – turning on & off design options, querying features and pausing the flythrough to review the finer details.


Suggested options you could ask for:

* Turn elements on or off (walls, ceilings, structural components, M&E)

* Add a set flythough path to ‘play’ if required

* Teleport to set places or rooms

* Embed panoramic images

* Play MP4 videos on virtual walls

* Walk through mode

* Orbit mode

* Time slider – show construction sequences or phased developments over time

* 3D banner text

* Hyperlinks to PDFs



This is a great example of what we do – Simplify complexity & visualise reality !

Producing the next level of deliverable:  Plan printout >Wireframe CAD > 3D model > video flythrough > Seeable App

Follow this link to see examples of this service

Want to know more ? Then get in touch now, we love to talk – 08700 34 2222 / / Tweet us or Google+ us !

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