We are pleased to launch our expanded line of SightSpace Augmented Reality apps for Trimble SketchUp at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) convention in Denver, CO in Booth #4210! If you are attending, visit us from June 20-22!
If you are not familiar with SightSpace or Augmented Reality, our suite of mobile products for Trimble SketchUp pre-visualizes buildings, materials, fixtures, and more, using a mobile device to enable professionals to effectively communicate scale and context.
In Booth #4210, see designs come alive in real environments with SightSpace® 3D, Pro, and View.
Screenshot of a Shaderlight render on an iPad 3 (model courtesy Hilliard Architects).
Do you need to show a Shaderlight render to a client but you’re in the field? Want to check on the rendering status of a scene or animation? Forgot to download a render before you left the office? With the new, and free, Shaderlight Cloud Viewer, you have the power to view Trimble SketchUp renders anywhere using an Apple or Android device. View completed scenes and animations, check on the status of in-progress renders, and download and display renders. The Shaderlight Cloud Viewer, combined with Shaderlight desktop software, will increase the effectiveness of your rendering workflow. With the convenience of mobile, your high quality, photo-realistic scenes and animations are available anytime you need them.
Great news! Our popular SightSpace 3D mobile viewer with Augmented Reality is now available for download for Android devices in four languages: English, Chinese (simplified), French, and Spanish! If you are not familiar with SightSpace, it is a viewer for SketchUp files (in .KMZ format) on Android (and Apple) devices. It is a powerful tool to visualize a SketchUp model in the real world, in place, by using Augmented Reality technology. Move the device and the view changes in real-time. Additional features include stereoscopic red/cyan 3D, annotate 3D models, bookmark favorite views, take screenshots, share notes and photos, and more.
Screenshot of our digital SketchUp model, a 10’x10′ booth, placed into the mobile application SightSpace 3D.
People ask us all the time: 1) how can Augmented Reality (AR) technology be used? and 2) do we ever use our own apps? The answer to the first question is that our AR technology is used for everything from architecture to entertainment to education. It is also used in designing trade show booths and I am going to focus on that application which leads to the second question. The answer is a definite yes! We used SightSpace 3D and Trimble SketchUp to design our own booth at CES 2013, the Consumer Electronics Show. Continue reading →
I have just returned from CES 2013 where we launched our VYZAR Augmented Reality technology! For those of you who are not familiar, CES is the Consumer Electronics Show and is the biggest in the world with over 150,000 attendees and a massive amount of floor space (1.9 million sq ft). You exhibit at CES to show off your awesome new product and that is exactly what we did by choosing to launch our new VYZAR Augmented Reality technology. VYZAR is an engine for Apple and Android to combine the digital with real life by overlaying 2D, 3D, and animated virtual data onto the live camera feed of a mobile device. It can be licensed to developers (with a fully documented SDK), built into custom apps, and we build our own apps using VYZAR technology including SightSpace 3D (and Free-D), Circulizar Gifts, and Virtual Holidays. VYZAR definitely made a splash as 20,000 products were launched at CES and VYZAR was one of 12 featured in the official CES press release.
Our SightSpace 3D mobile viewer with Augmented Reality is now available for download in four languages: English, Chinese (simplified), French, and Spanish! SightSpace 3D is a viewer for SketchUp models (in .KMZ format). Visualize a SketchUp model in the real world, in place, by using Augmented Reality technology. Move the device and the view changes in real-time. Additional features include stereoscopic red/cyan 3D, annotate 3D models, bookmark favorite views, take screenshots, share notes and photos, and more.
Trimble hosted its annual convention, Trimble Dimensions, on Nov. 5-7 in Las Vegas. The purpose of Dimensions is to give people an opportunity to learn more about the array of Trimble products available and interact with the product divisions. Since their acquisition of SketchUp, users have been curious to learn more about Trimble as a company and have been looking for clues into how they might integrate SketchUp into other products. Dimensions offered some chances to do just that. Continue reading →
Have you ever wanted to try out our SightSpace 3D app but were not ready for the commitment? We have a solution with our release of SightSpace Free-D, a free download of our popular SightSpace 3D model viewer with Augmented Reality capabilities for iPads and iPhones. Place up to 3 models on Free-D for completely free to experience our custom viewer (there is no limit on model size or polygons. SightSpace will use available memory to the max). Models can be transferred directly to the Apple device through iTunes or downloaded from Dropbox and email. All of the capabilities of 3D are available as in-app purchases so you can customize your desired features, including a purchase for loading more models.
Screenshot of SightSpace's Augmented Reality capabilities (SketchUp model courtesy of Hilliard Architects, San Francisco.)
Welcome to Part 2 of my SketchUp Basecamp round-up. In Part 1, I summarized Basecamp as a whole and the announcements. Now I am going to personalize it to us, our friends at Shaderlight, and some of the great people we got to meet. SketchUcation unofficially kicked of Basecamp on Sunday night by having a mixer and we met many attendees.
Shaderlight, presented their interactive rendering plugin during a ‘Rendering Round-up” on Day 1 and in an unconference on Day 2. They were very well received and many SketchUp users got to see our Shaderlight Cloud Rendering in action. They were excited to be able to send complex animations to the cloud and to submit unlimited, simultaneous renders. To make sure Shaderlight users are never without their renders, we introduced the Shaderlight Cloud Viewer for Android devices. Don’t worry Apple users, your app is coming soon.
Martin from Shaderlight presents at the 'Rendering Round-up'
So many things happened at SketchUp Basecamp 2012 that I couldn’t fit it all into one blog post! In this post I am going recap the week and in my next post I am going to focus on what we brought to Basecamp.