[quote=“JQL, post:7, topic:26984”]
… and here is where the clash of cultures lies - the insistence that you must view a 3D model in 2D.
You are viewing it in 2D on your monitor…[/quote]
I am not viewing a static image - I’m working with a model and the interface is a 2D window. (how many times have you tried to move a picture of a model, only to realise that it’s a picture… please tell me I’m not the only one who does that?)
How long will this be true? Look at the next gen of consoles with the Hololens and Oculus Rift. My kids are going to grow up in a world where 2D flat images are as novel as a drafting board, set-square and french curves are today.
it forces people to be more creative and have to explaining their ideas in different ways.
I could stop moving my mouse, take the monitor to the construction site, use a ruler with me to get there and measure the screen, convert the dimension on screen to real dimensions with some calculations, and say this to the contractor while I dance with a chorus on my back.[/quote]
My.Sketchup.com - Taking a tablet on-site and pointing to things with the contractor. Measuring things and changing a model actually on-site, beside the contractor with the client. You can add in a chorus if you want to, but all the rest is happening now.
Museums and art galleries have augmented reality exhibits where your smart-phone or tablet superimpose models into real-time video/images from the in-built camera. This is here, now.
I have kitchen design software where I can give a client a tablet, take them to their existing kitchen and have them move the tablet around the room to act like a “magic window” to see what the proposal will look like. This is happening now.
There are apps and software that will almost automatically survey a house for you through the in-built camera and GPS simply by going from room to room and waving your tablet about a bit.
Asda/Walmart have trialed a ‘walk-in’ 3D print of yourself as a figurine.
I’ve said it above - look up the latest from microsoft’s Hololens - augmented reality is here, it’s only going to get better and more integrated with the day-to-day business of sharing ideas with other people.
[quote]It will be fun and creative and completelly different![/quote]nope - it is fun and creative… but it’s not completely different.
[quote]If you have fun then great! I’m not having fun trying to solve ways of doing things that should be standard…
What if you could use an old and proven method and save all your creativity and time to think about a new design problem, a good architectural project, a new movie, a new set, a new story… saving the world?[/quote]
What if you could pick up a new method and save all that time you waste drafting and annotating the same things from different angles with lots of written on sizes and product notes and details of what order things should be completed in and then having to re-write them?
What if you could eliminate the “I didn’t know that” from clients when it’s plainly written somewhere in the sheath of documents and drawings supplied to them? Or the “I can’t read plans” excuses from other clients?
What if there was a way to reduce any errors in communication between clients, contractors and yourself?
And “You can’t, because someone is forcing you to be creative in things you don’t wish to!”