Before we can translate your project into a fully-rendered, 3D Virtual Reality experience, DreamTrace™ needs to receive a set of your design files. These are typically created by your designer or architect in one of several professional software packages (see supported list below). The quality of your VR Pre-Visualization environment is directly related to the quality of your design source files.
Once DreamTrace has received your design files, we’ll begin the conversion process from its original file format to a VR-enabled version. Our visioneers have experience in converting from a number of prominent design packages, and will keep you informed if there are any questions during this process.
Typically, source files will need some degree of manual repair or augmentation, and most require the introduction of virtual light sources and a ground setting (horizon) before they can be properly experienced in VR. This is why every DreamTrace™ Pre-Visualization project includes 1 hour of conversion work.
Before you start exporting any files from your software, please review our file export documentation page [LINK] and be sure to share the link with your designer or architect, if available.
Supported Third-Party Software Packages
Not seeing your favorite software package listed above? Don’t give up, for all may not be lost. Contact us to explore whether we can work with your files.
For exporting instructions from your software, please visit our file export documentation [LINK] page.
What should I expect from my file?
Each design and architecture project is unique, and so are their digital source files. Invariably, the results after converting a set of files into a VR experience will reflect the quality and details of the original work found in the design file. Please review the sample images for examples of how the level of textures and model details can significantly impact your source file results.
The visioneers at DreamTrace™ will work with you to make sure your files are optimized for your VR project. By request, we can even help to improve and beautify your file to your specifications. If file work exceeds 1 hour, or if you wish for us to enhance your VR file, we will provide a quote for the work prior to starting.
No Design File?
What if you haven’t worked with a designer or an architect and don’t have digital files in any of the supported software packages, or perhaps your project is unconventional, and has special requirements or unusual effects? DreamTrace™ would be thrilled to help you realize your vision in VR. Don’t hesitate to contact us, so we may discuss your project and provide a quote for custom work.