A 360 image is an image that can be viewed as if the viewer were standing and looking around in any direction, it could be very useful for
feeling the space and the usability of the design.
SimLab Composer allows architects to render high quality realistic 360 images that can be shared and viewed on social media such as Facebook, on websites or even viewed by the free SimLab VR viewer which is available on different platforms.
Rendering 360 images is very easy and fast in SimLab Composer, you can find a tutorail for creating 360 images and sharing them on Facebook down below in the related content section.
This feature is available in the VR edition, the mechanical edition and the Ultimate edition of SimLab Composer.
Virtual reality is one of the best technologies to improve architectural projects dramatically and to transform them to a whole new experience. With VR you can change the
way you present a project or demonstrate an idea.
Simlab Composer VR edition is rich with features and technologies such as animations,scene states, grabbable objects, actions and sequences. Those features allow you to easily create very interactive scenes mimicking reality and bringing your projects to life.
SimLab virtual reality scenes can be viewed on all platforms since we provide a free VR viewer available for computers and smartphones that support Win, MacOS, Android and IOS. Therefore you can view the VR experience on any device available for you.
Creating the VR experience is an easy and simple process, you import the model and with a few steps you can get great results, we believe simplicity is the way to a better output.
Supported 3D Formats
SimLab Composer supports various 3D formats for import and export, here are the most used by architects:
Texture & Light Baking
Texture baking and light baking are unique methods to accentuate a more realistic and detailed look of a 3D model without the need for a high computing and graphics capabilities.
It improves the quality of the 3d scene in 3D PDF document and WebGL. since your construction design would be viewed in an interactive 3D view with high realistic details as if it was rendered.
The difference between texture baking and light baking is that Light baking calculates the light and shadow data then apply it on materials in a separate layer which gives the ability to change materials under the same baked light information, Texture baking however, accounts for the objects material along with light and shadow values resulting in a static unchangeable output but with a higher visual accuracy.
SimLab annotations is a very useful feature that helps architects to document their measurements on the 3D Model.
Different annotation types are defined in order to cover all measurement cases.
The procedure for creating annotations is very easy and simple, this tutorial demonstrates creating annotations for a house design from different views then exporting it into an interactive PDF file.
SimLab Composer can be connected simultaneously with many architectural design programs to have a convenient way for direct 3D exporting and editing
without the need to go back and forth or exporting and importing each time a modification has been made to the 3D model in the design software.
SimLab Soft offers SimLab Integration plugins for:
Animation Rendering can be very helpful for architects to present the whole project in an attractive video and also for expressing and studying new ideas.
Studying sun and shadows is also possible in SimLab Composer as shown in this video.
SimLab Compose offers a very simple but effective key-framing system for adding key frames to the timeline in order to animate any property of any object.