Over the past decade visualizing architecture has significantly changed over the years. Both as a communication tool for your clients and personally. These days, customers are looking more and more at how you can provide them with the best possible experience, knowledge and ease of access.
This has become a problem for many architects. Architectural Rendering take a long time to create, are expensive and often have to be re-edited with the client in mind, virtual reality has taken the industry by storm, but often require expensive equipment or to be present with the client. Xuver has created an online 3D communication tool that allows for quick and speedy access to your architectural models, invite clients and others inside your design from anywhere in the world to discuss in real-time. Let’s look at the possibilities and answer some questions that may arise.
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An experience for your client
It’s important to realize that your client has changed quite a bit over the last few decades. As technology advanced, your client has become aware of online possibilities. On the internet, everything is available within a few mouse clicks. To a certain degree, this has resulted in a client that wants to be involved in the modeling process and wants to keep updated. By making your models available online you will not only be able to better explain your designs to your clients, but it will also create an experience that your client won’t lightly forget. Visualizing architecture has become an interactive experience.
Share and publish your models
So from the one side, your client is fully aware of online possibilities and solutions. On the other hand, however, explaining an architectural visualization straight from your designing program can be challenging, as they are normally not very skilled to read technical sketches and drawings very well. So in order to bridge that gap, architects and designers alike usually turn to 3D visualizations. However, sometimes you just want to show your architectural models quickly to get your client’s approval on a certain matter.
Showing different options to clients
Let’s say you’re an interior architect and you would like to show your client two different living room setups created in your designing program, to see what they like best. You could choose to create two-time consuming 3D visualizations and send them to your client, waiting for approval (which can be even more time consuming).
Alternatively, you can choose for online visualization, and send your client the link to go inside the 3D model. After everyone enters inside the 3D model from their own location, you will be able to show them the different options as layers one by one, after which they can make a decision. This all (and much more!) can be done by Xuver, the world’s first online 3D viewer for architectural models.
Some specifics that make this viewer unique:
- A completely online viewing platform for 3D models
- Access to your visualized architectural models online, no one has to leave their own location
- Inside the model, everyone walks around with their own avatar, an easily navigable 3D figure
- Live communication is possible through the added voice module
- You and your clients walk through the 3D model as if it were a viewing in real life
Share your architecture models online?
You might think this is all too complicated and you need to go through many difficult steps in order to visualize your designs online in Xuver. None of that applies. Our architectural visualization software has many advantages for your client but it also has significant benefits for you, the architect. You simply convert the 3D files you already have (SketchUp, Revit, ARCHICAD or IFC) into a xuver (.xr) file, and upload that file into the platform. After a few moments, your architectural model is already turned into an interactive 3D visualization inside the browser.
Walk around inside
Inviting your clients inside the 3D model is as simple as sending them the browser link into the design. After clicking on the link, they can already enter the 3D version of your architecture model. Meeting your clients online has another significant advantage: it will save you time, as you don’t need to travel back and forth to your clients anymore. Sign up today and experience Xuver for yourself. Feel free to try out our 14-day free trial and see for yourself the architectural visualization that’s possible.
Note: We have also included the ability to complete immersiveness with virtual reality. You and your client can now have the ultimate experience.