Virtual Immersive Visualization

What is Virtual Immersive Visualization (VIV)?

VIV creates a virtual world in which to model projects accurately in 3D, then render videos and images as well as immersive visualizations. More >>

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VIV creates a virtual world in which to model projects accurately in 3D, then render videos and images as well as immersive visualizations to create interactive simulation products. VIV models are built from existing and proposed data, including agency design files (i.e., a Microstation roadway surface), while a game engine powers real-time presentation. When optimized with adjacent infrastructure to produce performance simulation, touch screen kiosks and virtual reality (VR) applications can provide a virtual helicopter tour over a proposed project, for instance.

Project NEON, Nevada's largest and most expensive public works project ever, was the catalyst for the initiative. VIV helped convey complex planning and design scenarios to the public while helping project development personnel identify and resolve design and construction challenges, such as site impacts and right of way, geometric, and line-of-sight issues. VIV products allowed the traveling public, homeowners, and businesses to see the potential impact of the project on their interests, while addressing their concerns and those of regulatory agencies about safety and environmental impact. As a result, VIV vastly enhanced interagency coordination, regulatory review, and approval.

VIV supplies much more freedom of camera movement than typical state-of-the-practice project visualizations, which provide views from specific angles. That enables non-outreach products like technical clarity visuals, graphics for related legal cases, landscaping details, and more. While conventional visualizations render various images for delivery via video files from which models are constructed for a given purpose, rapid, real time rendering through VIV’s game engine technology eliminates the need to remodel, bringing its overall cost in line with traditional 3D visualization.

Virtual Immersive Visualization

VIV creates a virtual world in which to model projects accurately in 3D, then render videos and images as well as immersive visualizations to create interactive simulation products. VIV models are built from existing and proposed data, including agency design files (i.e., a Microstation roadway surface), while a game engine powers real-time presentation.  When optimized with adjacent infrastructure to produce performance simulation, touch screen kiosks and virtual reality (VR) applications can provide a virtual helicopter tour over a proposed project, for instance.

Project NEON, Nevada's largest and most expensive public works project ever, was the catalyst for the initiative.  VIV helped convey complex planning and design scenarios to the public while helping project development personnel identify and resolve design and construction challenges, such as site impacts and right of way, geometric, and line-of-sight issues.  VIV products allowed the traveling public, homeowners, and businesses to see the potential impact of the project on their interests, while addressing their concerns and those of regulatory agencies about safety and environmental impact.  As a result, VIV vastly enhanced interagency coordination, regulatory review, and approval. 

VIV supplies much more freedom of camera movement than typical state-of-the-practice project visualizations, which provide views from specific angles.  That enables non-outreach products like technical clarity visuals, graphics for related legal cases, landscaping details, and more.  While conventional visualizations render various images for delivery via video files from which models are constructed for a given purpose, rapid, real time rendering through VIV’s game engine technology eliminates the need to remodel, bringing its overall cost in line with traditional 3D visualization.