News2018-09-26T08:24:41-05:00
1909, 2019

The G3D Geometry Exchange Format

By |September 19th, 2019|News|

At VIM AEC we process extremely large architectural models and import meshes and BIM data into game engines (such as Unity), 3D editing tools (such as 3ds Max), and applications running on different devices (such as the Magic Leap). When using FBX as a format for representing large meshes it takes close to four minutes to import a 28 million polygon model in Unity. As an alternative we developed an open format for representing 3D geometry called G3D, which improved import time to just under 6 seconds. Overview The G3D format can represent triangular and quadrilateral meshes, point clouds, line segments, and [...]

1203, 2019

Skender and VIM AEC collaborate on a real-time augmented experience for modular units

By |March 12th, 2019|News|

Skender is drawing up plans to manufacture and build the modular units for a 10-story, 144-unit multifamily building in Uptown Chicago, as well as a 7-story, 122-unit multifamily building in West Loop. “We know we’ll get this done 40 percent faster than anyone else, and at a higher standard,” said Skender Chief Design Officer Tim Swanson. Stacy Scopano, Skenders new Chief Technology Officer - “I haven’t seen a lot of virtual reality experiences that didn’t include some awkward disconnect between “presenter” and “audience”.  The Magic Leap device eliminates isolating a team member’s in their own virtual environments and allows [...]

2102, 2019

Magic Leap announces a significant development investment into VIM AEC

By |February 21st, 2019|News, Press|

Alpharetta, GA, February 21, 2019 Magic Leap announced today that they have awarded VIM AEC a significant investment to continue their development for Magic Leap’s spatial computing platform. VIM AEC, the creator of VIM (Virtual Information Modeling), is developing next generation real-time immersive technology for AEC to power mixed reality experiences that seamlessly blend the digital and physical world. This is a breakthrough for the AEC (Architectural, Engineering and Construction) Industry. Stacy Scopano, CTO at Skender and a leader in emerging AEC technologies, was instrumental in collaborating with Magic Leap and VIM AEC to validate the Magic [...]

810, 2018

VIM AEC Multiplies their Team for XR Development

By |October 8th, 2018|News|

Alpharetta, GA, October 1, 2018 - VIM AEC has increased their development team over the last several months and will continue to. Joel Pennington has been hired as Head of Product to lead and grow this team. Joel is a Mixed Reality visionary with over 18 years of experience developing experiences and products for Augmented and Virtual Reality. Before joining VIM AEC, Joel held management, art, and technical positions at Autodesk, Disney, and Electronic Arts. You can listen to Joel's recent podcast on Soundcloud below... VIM XR VIM AEC serves many in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering and [...]

506, 2018

VR: Virtually Revolutionary

By |June 5th, 2018|News|

Over the last few years, Virtual Reality (VR) has gone from the realm of science fiction to an everyday entertainment and office technology. VR has particularly unique potential to disrupt the field of architecture. In the same way that the move from traditional paper drafting techniques to computer-based CAD systems, and from 2D to 3D, opened up new design options, the move from CAD to BIM is equally momentous. Suddenly, designers are able to move through the structures and interiors they create before the foundation is even set, allowing them to identify potential issues and costly delays before they [...]

2205, 2018

How to create an Architecture portfolio in Virtual Reality

By |May 22nd, 2018|Help, News|

As an architect, you use a portfolio of your work to communicate your individual style and brand to your prospects and clients. In recent years, professionals have moved away from presenting their work on paper form to using a digital portfolio, primarily because it is simpler and more cost effective to update and maintain. A digital portfolio can consist of JPEGs, text, and video, and may be shared in different forms, such as an app, a PDF, or a web-hosted collection. But with the advent of Virtual Reality (VR) technology, architects can now create an immersive portfolio of work to [...]