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Building an Architectural Walkthrough Using Unity

Walk around in your own architectural design with the Unity Game Authoring system
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 51m
Language: English
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Starting from 3D models in common architectural software, we will discuss the workflow to load the models into Unity and even incorporate model changes. The building model will be refined, with better materials and lighting, so it looks attractive to the visitor. With a few basic scripts, we add the necessary interactivity and finally export it into an application you can share.
This video tutorial shows an efficient and easy approach to apply an architectural 3D model into your project for quick and reliable results.
About the Author Stefan Boeykens is an architect-engineer from Leuven (Belgium). After graduation, he was involved in architectural practice for about 4 years, before returning to the KU Leuven for his PhD in 2007 on the integration of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the design process. He worked on a variety of research and education projects, ranging from CAD and BIM to metadata for architectural archives and cost simulations. His main research interests are BIM, 3D modeling and visualization, digital historical reconstruction, parametric design, programming, and interoperability between a variety of software tools, with a special focus on openBIM.

You will learn

✓ Export CAD and BIM models into a format that Unity can use
✓ Optimize the geometry and import settings for clean and reliable results
✓ Adjust the materials to add bump maps and transparent or reflective effects
✓ Add a Sun light with shadows and ensure even lighting
✓ Improve interior lighting with additional lights
✓ Bake the lighting onto the model with Lightmapping
✓ Add a character to freely walk around your model
✓ Use animations to apply interactive features such as opening doors
✓ Build a complete standalone application that can be shared online
✓ Gain control over your model with Unity scripts


• A quick brush up on the basics of Unity and you will be ready to go.
• This video tutorial takes an illustrative approach, with attention to how and why you need to do things. Each step leads you to the final walkthrough and, what’s more, the concepts can be applied to other architectural software too.

This course is for

• This video course is meant for architects, designers, engineers, students, or in a nutshell, anyone interested in developing interactive environments with Unity.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 51m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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