3D is more than essential in the real estate industry. Some of the benefits of 3D are the project gets more streamlined, the disparities between before and after the construction work get less and the work as a whole becomes systematic and accurate.
The 3D based real estate industry is currently on a journey. It has been adopting new trends and on the verge of producing a concrete roadmap for itself. Some crucial changes have taken place in the industry silently over the last few years. Those who are not avid followers in the industry may have missed those changes.
So, to enlighten our readers, we’ll discuss those changes in this article and anticipate which way the industry might head off in the future.
Better 3D scanning
The first rated and affordable 3D scanning is a leverage for the construction and architecture industries alike. These industries have already identified the strength areas of 3D and have been utilizing them for its growth.
The initiatives that many players in the industry have been taking have been paving the way for the development of better 3D scanning. One such initiative was taken in 2013 when a startup called Floored secured venture funding from angel investors. Two of those investors were RRE Ventures and Greycroft Partners.
The 3D enabled interactive space solution developed by Floored allows users move around and add or place furniture in real-time so they could be totally sure whether the space inside the room could be utilized and if yes, then in which ways. Users can even pull a wall apart and add counter space to the kitchen.
Laser scanning is the technology that underlies Floored’s 3D interactive solution. The 3D laser scanners are currently high-priced, although the industry experts speculate their prices will shrink in the future.
It’s interesting to note that in the first quarter of 2013, Floored developed a proprietary software to render modified 3D models. The technology used to run the 3D scanner was Kinect-Like Sensors. So, within only eight months, Floored moved from one 3D technology to another, which indicates the 3D-based real estate industry has become really dynamic and when it comes to 3D scanners, the industry’s aim is to reduce the expenses and increase the level of accuracy.
Digital 3D is here
Yes, you can hear its footsteps already. Still in its nascent stage, digital 3D at the present moment is being used to improve the quality of the virtual walkthroughs, on which the real estate and interior decoration industries are betting their money on.
One of the flagbearers of this trend is a brokerage firm called Halstead Property. The firm has a foothold in the industry and employs more than 1000 people. It has embraced the technology in 2014 with the hope that it will become the de facto standard in the future.
What are the specialties of digital 3D?
It offers 3D virtual walkthrough tours on digitally run platforms. Using the digital 3D technology, a company can offer enhanced 3D virtual tours to its customers. An apartment hunter can visit the company’s website and see a video on the site itself. The video will not only show him what type of apartments are on the offering, but will also enable him to customize the floor, the walls, the furniture and many other blocks.
The requirement for digital 3D is a camera ready home. If a cutting edge 3D laser scanner is used, then it will produce customized 3D models and if any noise factor still exists, then they could be gotten rid of using digital 3D.
3D walkthrough coming on Mobile
The whole web is taking resort to the handheld platform and the number of users, who access the web through Smartphone/Tablet has been steadily increasing. As soon as the 3D virtual walkthrough becomes fully available on the web, handheld device users will start accessing it on their Smart devices.
The mobile app developers will play a key role when 3D walkthrough will be available on handheld platform because users will need customized apps to fully access the walkthrough features. The day is not far ahead, but probably not in the near future either. Nevertheless, the developments can be seen pretty easily, which indicates we’d have to wait for only few more years to see some noticeable progress.
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