The launch of Autodesk LIVE

This week Autodesk launched a new interactive visualization service which offers Revit users in theAEC industries the ability to transform their designs into fully-interactive 3D models: Autodesk LIVE
Originally called “Project Expo,” the Autodesk LIVE experience draws viewers into the story of an architectural design. Within Revit Autodesk LIVE easily converts a project visualisation into an interactive model in the cloud. AEC professionals can then customise and more easily share the experience with clients to explore on their own. This is a new enhanced way to communicate a digital design before a project even starts.

“While a picture may say a thousand words, Autodesk believes that an immersive experience says everything,” said Amar Hanspal, senior vice president, Autodesk. “LIVE is a perfect example of how film and game development is influencing client expectations in the AEC world. Imagine the ability to step inside a building and experience everything well before it is real. With such simplicity, clients can do more than just see what a space looks like, they can better know what it feels like. Autodesk LIVE may forever change the way AEC professionals communicate with their clients.”

With Autodesk LIVE, architects, engineering and construction design professionals can:

• Prepare Autodesk Revit models for real-time exploration in a matter of minutes.
• Integrate Revit models with an environment terrain template to add scale and context around any building faster.
• Convert rich photorealistic content, people models and vegetation models to real-time 3D models so the world looks alive.
• Understand better how BIM objects should behave, as BIM data is brought over to the Autodesk LIVE environment.

For example, Autodesk LIVE knows a door is a door, and as such it will open and close as the user moves to and through the door. Another example could be the ability to show the time of day and year in order to see different sun, shadow and weather patterns.

It’s possible to shape an audience’s experience by customizing the navigation points, the render style, and even the time of day. When the interactive visualisation is complete, the free Autodesk LIVE viewer lets users share on select Windows and iOS devices.


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