Oakwood Engineering News

06 December

4D to VR, it is reality!

Oakwood Engineering were first and still the only true 4D in VR.



The need for optimisation of the models is due to the fact the file formats and model geometry from modelling software packages such as Autodesk Revit and Synchro or Tekla are not suited to the game engine environment. As such, our development team have engineered a solution to integrate 4D Models seamlessly into the VR world for a fully immersive TRUE 4D solution. Oakwood are the only company that have developed this solution so that the building grows with the schedule. Watch our Youtube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hMNMDqYJh8

Our team of coding nerds has developed a plugin for Unity to handle the Level Of Detail of the models' mesh depending on render distance. To make the frame rate of the simulation smoother, this plugin renders fewer vertices the further the camera is from the object. This reduces the cost in performance vertices that are sent to the GPU to be drawn, which improves the quality and flow for large projects. This would normally be handled by the artist in a modelling package such as Maya, but with our solution this will be done on import.