If someone tell you about Virtual Reality or VR, the first thing in your mind comes is 360-degree videos that are very popular these days. But No! That’s not what Virtual Reality means. 360 videos are spherical videos, are video recordings where a view in every direction is recorded at the same time, shot using an omnidirectional camera. Whereas Virtual Reality (VR) is the use of computer technology to create a simulated environment. The main difference between them is you can not move around, and a user can see in such a way that the user suspends belief and accepts it as a real environment as well as in 360 degrees you cannot experience anything like it.
So Now! you know the difference. Let’s start with an innovative product called Trezi.
Trezi is a virtual reality platform that brings together all the stakeholders in the architectural design process and enables the stakeholders to collaborate better. The virtual environment of Trezi is powered by Unreal Engine. It is developed by SmartVizX, which is a virtual reality company based out of the National Capital Region in India. So the software is entirely MADE IN INDIA.
Now the question arises why we need this kind of software. There are many times when a client cannot understand the design or layout of their building or room, So Architects have to struggle to explain their idea or visualization to their client even after showing 3D renders. In that scenario, Trezi comes in place and makes it very easy and simple for Architects to not even show their architecture to their clients but also give them a better understanding of how it will look and how it really feels being there. They can move around in the Virtual World and experience the whole architecture in reality. Isn’t it Great!
Virtual Reality will enhance the design understanding and communication by allowing everyone on the project to experience the design in a better manner and at full scale. They generate VR content. And, they use that content to improve the way they work with other stakeholders. Trezi enables multiple project stakeholders to experience the design. It allows everyone to make and save changes in real-time, all in an immersive VR environment. You don’t need to have any 3D modeling software running on your desktop to experience Trezi.
It is like you are playing a game and you can edit or create anything anytime in that Virtual Environment. An Architect can create 3D and 360o Snapshots, 360o Panorama Tours, and Videos as well to show their clients if needed. In simple terms, Trezi has enabled building product manufacturers to help their customers understand how products will look and feel before they are manufactured, supplied, and installed.
- Trezi Plugin Autodesk FBX
- Trezi Plugin for Autodesk Revit
- Trezi Plugin for Trimble SketchUp
- Trezi Plugin for McNeel Rhinoceros
System Requirements for VR mode (as per Trezi)
|Optimum configuration||Minimum configuration|
|Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 1080Ti equivalent or greater||Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 1060 equivalent or greater|
|CPU: Intel i7-7700K equivalent or greater||CPU: Intel i7-6700 equivalent or greater|
|Memory: 32GB+ RAM||Memory: 16GB+ RAM|
|Video output: Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output||Video output: Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output|
|USB: Ports 4x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port||USB: Ports 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port|
|OS: Windows 10 64 bit||OS: Windows 10 64 bit|
|Virtual Reality headset options: HTC VIVE, HTC VIVE Pro or Oculus Rift|
System Requirements for Desktop mode (as per Trezi)
|Operating System:||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Processor:||Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz or faster|
|Memory:||16 GB RAM|
|GPU:||DirectX 11 compatible graphics card|
Note: For Desktop, if you are working on software like Revit you already have much higher specs, so don’t worry!
Overall it is a Great product for Architects that may change the way we even buy new houses in the near future. We just have to wear the VR Device and we can view and move around all the buildings. That will be really great! Hope you like this quick overview of the awesome software. If you are an Architect you should try it out. They are giving FREE TRIAL, so you can test it before buying.