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11/9/16

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VR Is Totally Changing How Architects Dream Up Buildings

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Source: Wired

This year, the commercial release of powerful, PC-driven headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive pushed consumer virtual reality to an inflection point. And the world of architecture has noticed. ...

Practically nobody can understand architectural drawings, and even 3D visualizations are a stretch for most. But everybody gets VR instinctively. “You can get to the point very quickly. It either sells or kills the project right away,” says Daniel Cashen, a senior designer at architecture firm SOM, who started using VR software in early 2015 and now uses it regularly.

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