news – May 2021
The Next Generation of 3D Design Collaboration has Arrived
New tool from Modus VR is changing the way integrators and partners design technology and spaces.
WHILE VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY have been in use for a long time, there is one company that has geared all their experience, passion and innovation into leveraging today’s awesome 3D capabilities and virtual reality to help AV integrators, architects and designers take their designs light years forward for clients: Modus VR.
Design and wow clients in minutes, not months
You can now design a project in the most engaging and accurate way using full 3D visuals, A/V technology and other room objects such as light switches and furniture. The Modus VR software enables all partners on a project to come together and immediately be aligned on a project in minutes. Using virtual reality, everyone can now fully visualize their space, move pieces about together, and save months of deliberation, angst and redesigning.
“This software is a design game changer and brings projects to life,” says Ken Bruek, Founder of Modus VR. “Gone are the days of pining over stacks of paper plans and trying to explain how a room might look to clients. Within minutes, everyone on a project can try different layouts in 3D, move things about and determine exactly how a space and technology will fit and perform best. Collaboration of all stakeholders is done together in the very first session, eliminating unforeseen tech and space issues, rather than later in the project when adjustments are too complex, too expensive or impossible.”
Making Modus VR Work for You
For the first time ever, integrators and customers share the exact same vision of a finished project 100 percent, because they experience it together in a Virtual Reality or a 3D environment using Modus VR’s advanced software platform.
Modus VR has been in the hands of A/V and technology integrators and partners for years with remarkable success. We spoke to Account Manager and Systems Designer for Argenta, Tanner VanMeeteren, who shared, “Our end customers and trade partners are stunned when they see it and get more excited about their projects. We use it on most every media room or theater project we do, as clients love seeing a real tangible room, not just drawings and specs. We’re able to show them how things will precisely fit in their space and even change colors on the fly. Our builders now understand how A/V works in a space because they can see it in real time rather than imagining or hoping for success. I had a customer say there was no way for them to feel there was that much space between theater seats and a wall. When we showed them their home in Modus VR, they bought four more seats because they could feel and see the actual proper proportions. Modus VR accelerates decisions and projects unlike anything else we use.”
Time is of the Essence
Putting a project into Modus VR is fast. Users simply load room specifications and locations of the hardware. The software includes an ever-growing library of popular electronic equipment, furnishings and more. But what if the specified wall switches, for example, are not in the library? Never a problem with Modus VR. Their library is fully expandable by inputting specifications of any component or other object. Then, using the live, 3D computer demonstration and/or a VR headset, integrators and partners can collaborate virtually within the space and change, move or re-specify all components.
What’s on the Virtual Horizon?
Over the past year, the team at Modus has had high demand from the enterprise design and technology community, as nearly every business worldwide is now refreshing their rooms to support a hybrid workforce. As such, Modus VR just made a major software drop that includes conference technology related objects, partners and groundbreaking features to address the specific space planning needs of commercial integrators and designers. These additions make it ultrafast and accurate for all business stakeholders to create 3D meeting rooms and impromptu flex spaces with all necessary components.
Breakthrough industry firsts include Camera Field of View (FOV) and Pixel Pitch Design Assistants. In seconds, everyone can see what the camera sees and how a display will accommodate a room and its viewers. The software calculates the precise performance of technology for optimized product selection and positioning. When integrators see this for the first time, it’s often described as “mind blowing.”