• ARki
    Architectural Visualisation in Augmented Reality 
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    Arki is an Augmented Reality service for real-time visualisation of architectural models. By incorporating AR technology within the architectural design process, ARki is able to visualise 3d models for both design and presentation purposes, helping to create an immersive visualisation technique with multiple layers of interactivity. ARki can be deployed on any ios/android device, and allows the user to explore 3d data with an added level of navigational freedom. By simply overlaying 3d models onto existing 2d floor plans, ARki provides real-time architectural visualisation which has several benefits in design communication for a multitude of architectural projects. 
     
    Of course the benefits of ARki go beyond simply visualisation, and we have attempted to incorporate several interactive functionalities including real-time shadow analysis, and material selection, which help create a truly immersive experience. By viewing models in Augmented Reality, ARki also provides an added functionality to capture and record custom views of models in both movie and 2d still format. This allows users to save or share their recorded visualisations via email or social media directly from within ARki. 
     
    To check out what is actually possible within the ARki platform, you can download the demo project available on the app store, and experience viewing and interacting with architectural designs in augmented reality, 
     
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    Detailed Information:
     
    In order to create custom applications for each architectural project, we  incorporate your existing 3d models within our framework using standard 3d file formats such as .fbx, .3ds, and .obj. These models are rendered in real-time which allows materials and lighting to be defined within ARki at runtime. Our services generally take between 5-15 days based on the complexity of the file supplied to us for augmentation.  We also encourage the use of custom 2d markers such as floor plans or site plans which can be supplied to us as .jpg or .png formats and an ideal way for bringing 2d drawings to life. We use leading AR technology, to create bespoke interactive applications based on each individual architectural project. 

    To discuss how we can create an ARki app for your projects or for any additional information  
    please contact: 
    arki@darfdesign.com