From Design File to VR File
DreamTrace™ assumes the complexity and details required to convert and pre-render your project from its design software files into VR.
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 (or similar) in one of several professional software packages. The quality of your Pre-Visualization VR environment is directly related to the quality of your design source file.
Once we have 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.
Supported Third-Party Software Packages
Not seeing your software 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 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. Upon request, we can help improve and beautify your file to your specifications. If file or enhancement work exceeds 1 hour, we will provide a quote for the work prior to starting.
No Design File?
Perhaps you’ve not worked with a designer or an architect to create your project in one of the supported software packages, perhaps you don’t have a design file, or maybe your project is original, unusual, or one with special needs or desired effects? If so, DreamTrace™ would be thrilled to help you realize your vision in VR. Don’t hesitate to contact us, so that we may provide you with a quote for custom work.