Virtual Reality can be quite isolating if only one person can experience it all alone. Meanwhile, Social VR brings people together virtually and provides a unique opportunity for collaboration that is both immersive and interactive. Social VR collaboration is a perfect solution for the distributed project team, where team members could be physically located in different cities, states, or even countries. Using Social VR, a project team could meet while immersed in the VR model. They can review the project model while taking a virtual tour together. This session will show you how to turn your isolating VR model into a Social VR model, and create a Social VR experience where multiple participants can chat with each other, review the project virtually and take some selfie all while immersed in Virtual Reality. During the class, we will go from Revit, to 3D Max, to Unity with Photon VR for network, and create some avatar prefabs and experience the VR using Vive and Rift VR system. (Joint AU/Forge DevCon class).
- Learn how to prepare a Revit model for VR export
- Learn how to bake materials and lighting in 3ds Max
- Learn how to set up a rendered model in the Unity game engine
- Learn how to set up social VR using photon VR
Iffat Mai is the Firm wide Design Application Development Manager of Perkins and Will. During her twenty plus years of working in the AEC Technology field, Ms. Mai has shown leadership in making strategic technology decisions, developing innovative solutions and integrating cutting-edge technologies into AEC design workflow.Her recent focus has been in weaving Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality with Building Information Modeling into professional Architectural practice. Ms. Mai leads an innovation team in developing immersive AR and VR experience that enables design team to engage project stakeholders and expedite design review process on projects. As an authority on Innovative Technology and BIM custom development, Iffat has presented at various technical conferences on topics related to Computational Design, Custom Revit API and Python development.Ms. Mai holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Visualization designer at the Perkins+Will Seattle Office. I graduated with a degree in Virtual Technology and Design in 2015. Render engines and game engines are my passion and I enjoy making the virtual that much more real.