At AIA 2013, we introduced our newest product for Trimble SketchUp: SightSpace View. Have you ever wanted to share your designs with a client? Want to show people passing by a construction site how the building will look when completed? All of this and more is possible with SightSpace View. It is a plugin and companion mobile app to connect any Trimble SketchUp digital model with a QR code for a mobile Augmented Reality experience. When the code is scanned with the free View mobile app, users experience the 3D design overlaid onto the real-world using the live camera feed of the device (see image below for a small-scale example).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have you ever wanted to interact with the digital in the real world? Now it is possible with our VYZAR 3D engine and Augmented Reality technology that is launching at CES 2013. The VYZAR engine overlays 2D, 3D, and animated virtual objects on the real world and powers mobile applications on both the Apple and Android platform including SightSpace 3D, Circulizar Gifts, and Virtual Holidays.
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.