Fellow RAM Members,
At last Month’s meeting, we were enlightened with the extent of how much programs like 3D Max has developed. Jim Robb (Adjunct Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University) showed us a presentation involving visualizations and renderings. Now more than ever, companies can impress their clients with a near complete realization of the final product. Instead of a boring array of 2D views, clients can now view the latest high end rendering of an animated result. Realism of plants (none of which are duplicated), animals, people (including ethnic diversity), will show how animation in this field has been taken to the next level.
If you’re old enough (like I am) to remember “View Master,” then you’ll just love this item. Jim brought a showing of Google Cardboard, a low-cost Virtual Reality headset that works with smartphones. It allows immersive presentations with a pre-made demo as an example for us to test-drive. We were really “awed” at the view as we passed it around the room. It’s a very inexpensive paper-like device that secures a standard smartphone (iPhone, Galaxy S5, etc.) and permits VR viewing like a set of binoculars.
More can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Cardboard
Richmond AutoCAD Manifest (RAM) is sponsored by IMAGINiT Technologies (757-985-3244)