OpenFlame offers advanced architectural design, visualization, and virtual content creation:

 

 

  • Scalable project involvement for architectural design/design assist
  • Parametric design
  • Real-time architectural visualization
  • "Shared" VR (no headset, on-screen 3D with glasses)
  • Photogrammetric site context digital reconstruction
  • Custom digital 3D assets
  • 2D graphics and report preparation
  • Consultation on developing in-house skill sets

 

 

The current generation of architects and designers will see the holy grail of architectural representation come to fruition:  Immersive experience of a place that does not (yet) exist.  Design and visualization tools that not long ago would have seemed impossible have "come of age" in recent years, now ready for adoption in professional practice.  Most in the architecture/design industries have a general sense of these recent advances, contributing to higher-than-ever client expectations.  However, the constraints of professional practice limit the unbillable hours that firms can invest toward staff learning these new tools, hindering uptake and limiting project possibilities.

 

If you would like to capitalize on state-of-the-art design/visualization tools, but don't have the in-house skill sets required, OpenFlame is your shortcut.  OpenFlame will seamlessly dovetail with your existing project team to take your digital deliverables to the next level.

 

Due to the efficiency of having a single set-up for producing a range of graphic deliverables, this workflow offers an aggressive value proposition for most projects.

 

 

Urban Development + Plaza

Urban design, architectural design and visualization by OpenFlame.

 

"It’s not so important how high the building is, or how much it looks like a perfume bottle, it’s more important how it interacts with the city."        -Jan Gehl

 

How we design determines what we design.  To prioritize the pedestrian experience, we need a design process that feeds us a robust representation of that experience.  The amount of geometry used by this design concept offered a useful stress test for dynamic lighting in real-time visualization.  Dynamic lighting is not pre-rendered, meaning time of day can be changed instantly.  Day-time scenes and night lighting scenes can be painlessly switched within the same model.

 

The challenge of context is that obviously a render of the design geometry cannot simply be stitched into a context photo, since both are constantly changing.  If context modeling beyond grey boxes is needed, and brute-force manual modeling/texturing of context assets is not an option, then a better solution is needed.  The video below demonstrates photogrammetry as that better solution.

 

 

 

 

Northern Neighbourhood House - Design Review Sample

Concept, design, context capture, and visualization by OpenFlame.

 

#1 of 2 videos.  For a design process using real-time visualization, ideally a photogrammetric context model would begin production as early in the life of a project as possible.  After the context model is "in-hand", the design geometry can be dropped into context and visualized quickly and painlessly at any intermediate stage of the design that would benefit from an in-context review.  This first video is showing the level of deliverable possible for the quickest version of a real-time design review -- after import to the visualization engine all of the geometry except for glass is shown with a default material.

 

A residential project in a mature neighbourhood provides a challenging demonstration for photogrammetric context capture due the complex geometry resulting from a mature landscape with highly variable separate houses.  The geometry involved in most urban settings, by contrast, would typically involve simpler geometry.

Contact

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